New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper is back with a brand new thrilling paranormal suspense novel in the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series.
The small town of Salem has been quiet for months—or so Bishop and his elite Special Crimes Unit believe. But then Hollis Templeton and Diana Hayes receive a warning in Diana's eerie "gray time" between the world of the living and the realm of the dead that a twisted killer is stalking Salem, bent on destroying in the most bloody and horrifying way possible the five families that founded the town.
The stakes are high, especially for new friends Nellie Cavendish and Finn Deverell, both members of the Five, and this time Bishop and his wife Miranda will lead the team to hunt down a vicious killer and uncover a dark and ancient curse haunting Salem.
In bestseller Bishop's so-so 20th paranormal thriller featuring the FBI's Special Crimes Unit (after 2020's Hidden Salem), Diana Hayes, the sole unit member with the ability to open a door to "the gray time... a sort of corridor between the living world and the spirit realm," gets a grim warning from a spirit guide in the form of a little boy calling himself Daniel. Daniel cautions that the town of Salem is under threat from a serial killer targeting members of the five families who first settled it centuries before. That admonition leads Hayes and her colleagues to return to the scene of a previous case, to catch the murderer before he can strike again. The author doesn't ease readers into her conceit of multiple special agents who are also mediums, psychics, and telepaths, reserving a comprehensive description of their powers and appearances for an appendix (one character possesses "the sort of rare beauty that turns heads wherever she goes despite the fact that she does nothing to play up her looks"). Readers should be prepared for thin characters and a lack of suspense. This is strictly for longtime fans.