Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fear the Dark

I tend to shy away from crime books for the excessive/gratuitous violence and perversion.  I did dive into this one as it took a slightly different route to the story, making is a paranormal mystery instead of "hard crime".  

While people do go missing and they are mentally overcome, there is no real violence in the majority of the book.  Granted, there is some violence in the book, but not over the top.   The story uses detectives with psychic powers who work through a special division of the FBI.  When several people mysteriously go missing in the same area, this special force is  called out by the sheriff in the now terrified town.  

The book has a fast, easy read pace to it and before I knew it, my 5 minute perusal of a new book on my desk turned into 3 straight hours of reading. 

A good read, I recommend it. 


Berkeley Hardcover Original
October, 2015

Fear the Dark
(A Bishop / SCU Novel)

In this newest Bishop / Special Crimes Unit novel, an SCU team investigates a troubling string of disappearances. But how do you find someone who has vanished without a trace?

Something strange is happening in the small mountain town of Serenity, Tennessee. People going on routine errands never reach their destination. It’s as if they simply disappear. Over the past few weeks, it’s happened to five men and women—and now a child.

The local police chief calls the FBI, and a team from the Special Crimes Unit is immediately sent in. Agents Lucas and Samantha Jordan, partners in work and in life, have very different abilities. Samantha is clairvoyant and Lucas possesses a unique ability to find the lost or abducted. With them are new partners Dante Swann, a medium, and Robbie Hodge, a telepath.

The town is already on the edge of panic, but the mysterious events take a sinister turn when a body unrelated to the missing persons case surfaces and one of the SCU agents vanishes. Now, the team’s hunt for the lost has turned into something very personal…and very dangerous.