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Publisher Description

A town in the thrall of evil. A summons that can't be ignored. The SCU returns in a nail-biting novel from New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper.

The Chosen have been warned. Powerful psychics across the globe have gotten the same eerie and insistent message: Go to Prosperity. Because in this small North Carolina mountain town, madness has taken hold...

Trapped in a nightmare they can't escape, the residents of Prosperity are killing one another, waking up with no memory of the monstrous acts they've committed--or the reasons why. Chief Deputy Katie Cole knows that whatever evil is afoot is beyond her expertise, and beyond the understanding of Sheriff Jackson Archer. They need help.

The Special Crimes Unit is called in for its specific brand of investigation, to aid the Chosen as well as the once-peaceful mountain town. It will take all the agents' training, all their experience, and every extra sense they can call on to get to the bottom of things in Prosperity. And as a sinister pattern begins to emerge, even the most experienced and hardened SCU agents must brace themselves for a flood of darkness unlike any the world has ever seen...

Mysteries & Thrillers
April 3
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

OscarTod3 ,

Hold Back The Dark

Awesome. Loved it. Well written and explanatory. Love the characters.

Shell1126 ,


This could possibly be the worst book I have ever read. Don’t waste your money.

Sillicacher ,

irsillicacher, from Camano Island,WA

Great book. Agree it could be a short story instead of a full on book. HOWEVER I disagree with the reviews as I see the ending is left open for a build up to future adventures by the team. You are left wondering how they did some things, but that is part of the story. I believe the events will be discussed in the next book as some the new players join the SCU. All I can say is this book is a stepping stone to bigger adventures for this expanding and ever growing talented unit! Can’t wait for th next book!

Five stars form me! Nice job, Kay!

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