How do you make peace with the dead if the dead aren’t ready to forgive? The answer lies in this Bishop/Special Crimes Unit novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Hold Back the Dark.
Trinity Nichols left a high-stress job for a quiet, small-town life in Sociable, Georgia. But a string of missing women in the area has left the town on edge. And then, a man is found dead right in town. There is nothing remotely ordinary about how he died, or about the prime suspect—a terrified young woman. Soon, Trinity’s investigation will yield much more than she bargained for.
A group of strangers has descended on Sociable, some with abilities Trinity finds hard to believe, and agendas she refuses to trust. For some reason, they know a lot more than they should about the strange events in town. And what’s happening in Sociable is growing stranger by the minute.
In bestseller's Hooper's middling 15th Bishop/Special Crimes Unit novel (after 2013's Hostage), Noah Bishop sends two agents, medium Hollis Templeton and telepath Reese DeMarco, to investigate the disappearance and murder of several pairs of young female hikers on the trails of Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains, while SCU agent and empath Deacon James arrives in the town of Sociable, Ga., to support his sister, Melanie, who is distressed by the strangely clean murder of her ex-boyfriend for which she's an obvious suspect. A silver cross left in the mouths of the hikers and the ex-boyfriend links what initially appear to be unrelated cases, and points the team toward an old enemy whom they thought had been defeated. The SCU time line and agent bios at the end will help readers who may be confused, but those unfamiliar with earlier installments won't feel the full impact of the agents' personal development or the residual danger from the revisited killer.