Monday, December 31, 2007

Blood Dreams by Kay Hooper

Blood Dreams
A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel
Kay Hooper
Bantam Dell Books
December 31, 2007
ISBN# 978-0-553-80484-3

When her twin sister Paris got divorced, Dani packed a bag and returned to her hometown of Venture, Georgia. It’s more than a supportive visit that’s drawn Dani home, and as her vision-dreams become more focused Dani soon realizes that there is a killer nearby. It could very well be the same one who so recently terrorized Boston.

While the SCU is kept busy in the aftermath of a senator’s murdered daughter, the Haven team is working the new trail in Venture. Unlike the SCU, Haven is a privately-funded team of psychics that are able to work outside certain dictates of government.

Dani’s abilities have advanced, but the changes give her little insight to the changing vision-dreams she has each night. She’s sure that the killer has prepared a trap for the team members, but the true target is unknown. With the help of Sheriff Marc Purcell, a man who she still has feelings for, Dani and the team must hurry to save a team member before time slips away.

Blood Dreams is A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel and the first in a new trilogy. After years away Dani has finally returned to Venture, but a killer has settled in and home has just become a very dangerous place. Ms. Hooper pens a masterful paranormal suspense and fills her world with captivating characters. Fans of the Noah Bishop series will enjoy the opportunity to visit with the characters they’ve met in previous books. While it is not essential to have read previous books, this is the first book in the new trilogy and the ending may prove to be frustrating. Reading the next installment will be necessary to gain closure to the events in Blood Dreams.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Enchanted by Books said...

Great review! Glad you mentioned the ending too. It just didnt feel complete to me. No big climax at the end. Just abruptly ends. Not fair.

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Rachael...Thanks, I know you wondered if I'd feel the same way about the ending. :) I was really surprised that it ended that way, because the ones I've read in the series before this had much more closure. We'll definitely have to get the next one to find out the rest. :)

T.C. Robson said...

This isn't a novel I'd expect from you, Kimberly! It sounds good, though.

Kimberly Swan said...

Psychics and serial killers? lol I do enjoy variety, but it was the psychic element that first drew me in to read Sleeping With Fear last year. I knew I wanted to continue reading the series.

T.C. Robson said...

I expected more blood-sucking. LOL :D

Kimberly Swan said...

Oh not to worry, the next one up will be a Vamp book review! I do love those bloodsuckers, don't I? *grin*

Anonymous said...

So when are the other two books expected? Is it her usual one book a year? If so, I'm going to wait until all three books are out before even attempting to read this.

Kimberly Swan said...

SCooper - I looked on Amazon and didn't see the next one in this series listed yet. :(