Hold Back the Dark (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #18; Dark #3) by Kay Hooper

Hold Back the Dark (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #18; Dark #3)

An SCU team investigates an inexplicable string of murders committed by men and women with no memory of their crimes in the latest in this New York Times bestselling series.Madness has taken ahold of Prosperity, North Carolina. Residents are killing one another, as if in a dream, and waking up with no memory of the monstrous acts they've committed--or why. As the death toll climbs, the local sheriff's department is further rocked by a murder carr...

Details Hold Back the Dark (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #18; Dark #3)

TitleHold Back the Dark (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #18; Dark #3)
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherBerkley Books
GenreMystery, Fantasy, Paranormal, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense

Reviews Hold Back the Dark (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #18; Dark #3)

  • Linda Strong
    3.5 StarsMediums. Clairvoyants. Empaths. Telepaths. Empathic Healers. Psychics of all sorts are being summoned from within. Severe headaches, blackouts, strange colors, and those whispering voices ... all are saying the same thing .... go to Prosperity.Prosperity is a small town in North Carolina that has had more than its share of paranormal activity over the years. The warning now is the evil that emanates there must be stopped and stopped now ...
  • Chloe
    Prosperity a small peaceful town in North Carolina is being attacked by some kind of negative energy . Energy that is driving ordinary people to kill and commit heinous act . Meanwhile psychics with different abilities are being summoned to Prosperity under Hollis’s leadership to stop this energy before it escapes and spreads its evil all over the country. Hold back the dark is the 18 book in the SCU unit and it was fun reconnecting with some o...
  • Sheila Melo
    FINAL DECISION: I ended up tremendously disappointed in this book which began as an amazing story with a whole bunch of characters I was interested in, but ended up being resolved (mostly offscreen) in the space of only a couple of pages. In fact, the book felt like a half book with the author's synopsis at the end. I'm hoping there will be more with this group in the future.THE STORY: Something is happening in the town of Prosperity. A call has ...
  • Chris Conley
    Oh my, Kay Hooper makes the most extraordinary things seem completely believable and almost ordinary. The SCU and Haven and all the players have lives and stories that keep drawing me. The evil in this story was a bit different but no less chilling.
  • Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
    Absolutely not a bit surprised that this latest installment in the “SCU/Bishop/FBI Files” series was another 5-star read for this book Work and fan girl. I LOOOOVE this series and feel like I personally know the characters. Can’t get enough! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Absolutely not a bit surprised that this latest installment in the “SCU/Bishop/FBI Files” series was another 5-star read for this book Work and fan girl. I LOOOOVE this series and ...
  • Janet Newport
    Kinda disappointing for me.I usually enjoy Kay Hooper's SCU books much more than this one. As other reviewers have pointed out, not much happened for most of the book.... So why write a book? Other popular authors seem to be writing and releasing more and more "short stories" or "novellas" as their promotional teams present them. For the most part I've found them to be a real letdown. Seems more like they were trying to develop a book and just lo...
  • Darcy
    This one started out strong for me. I liked seeing the "call" that everyone got and how it seemed like it was going to be this epic battle of good vs evil. As all of Bishop's crew showed up in Prosper they could tell something was wrong, it was as they saw what was happening that they knew without a doubt evil came to visit. I hated how that took place, that good people were manipulated to do horrible things. I was glad that our crew figured thin...
  • Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
    Very creepy addition to the series. A psychic blast was sent out and received by small group of psychics to come to Prosperity, North Carolina. Something evil is going on there and only this group can stop it. Noah Bishop and his wife felt the blast but were not part of the invitation but they do provide the place in North Carolina for everyone to gather before heading to Prosperity. Hollis Templeton and her partner/lover Reece DeMarco along with...
  • Donna
    A group of psychics, empaths, mediums and others with special abilities get the call to go to a small town called Prosperity and I don't mean a regular phone call. Something really, really bad is happening in Prosperity that is causing townspeople to kill others.The first chapter begins the book with a bang. Several new characters come together with Bishop and his special crew to fight evil in the town of Prosperity. The death scenes are gruesome...
  • Eve
    I ended up very dissappointed in this book -- synopsis sounded interesting, beginning was engaging, it seemed that the "call" will bring together big battle between Good and Evil but turned out that all those characters with "special gifts" gather up... for basically nothing. All those different characters and their "special" abilities...it felt like there were just characters and not enough story to tell. I din't enjoy descriptions of what "evil...
  • Amanda Cummings
    I won this book on a giveaway.Though it is #18 I wondered if I was going to be clueless on what was going on, Thankfully you don't have to read all the other books to pick up what's happening it fully explains, all though it took me several chapters in to start putting it all together. The book itself has a good story line though not a page turner for me, I still enjoyed it. i would recommend reading the "Psychis terms and Abilites" at the back t...
  • Sophia
    After seeing Hollis and Reese come together as a romance pair as well as FBI Special Crimes partnering, I was tickled to see them back and fabulous as ever against a resident evil. They are working with an unconventional team this time around and I enjoyed meeting all these new players.Hold Back the Dark is the eighteenth book in this long standing paranormal thriller romance series and is also the sixth book in the sub-series within the larger o...
  • Susan Bazzett-Griffith
    ARGHHHH. I was so underwhelmed by the way this book played out that I actually went back to the library and checked out the two previous books, thinking "Maybe I missed reading these and just don't realize I'm missing something big"- nope, I've read the other "Dark" books. And this one was built up a LOT in the early chapters, introducing a ton of new characters who we learn next to nothing about, to go investigate some particularly gruesome murd...
  • Kimberly Vallejo
    I’ve been a fan of the series for awhile. Unfortunately this one felt forced, it read dry almost like a script. The characters were flat and the extended conversations a bit painful and then it just ends. There was a huge buildup to this major end of the world as we know it activity and then it just ends suddenly and almost quietly. I was really disappointed.
  • Marika Charalambous
    I loved it just as I love every other book by Kay Hooper. Having said that, I think it's the first novel in the series that I have to give 4 and not 5 stars. There was a very long build-up and the climax of the story happened within a few pages; it seemed very rushed. The first three quarters of the book were very-slow going and the last quarter was like a fast-moving hurricane, one that you didn't expect. It came fast and it left just as fast, b...
  • Eva Millien
    Early Review! Hold Back the Dark (Bishop Special Crimes Unit #18) Kay Hooper!   An SCU team investigates an inexplicable string of murders committed by men and women with no memory of their crimes in the latest in this New York Times bestselling series. Madness has taken ahold of Prosperity, North Carolina. Residents are killing one another, as if in a dream, and waking up with no memory of the monstrous acts they've committed--or why. As the...
  • Pamela
    I will start off by saying this book is 4. stars for me, and it could easily have been five. This is a long running series that I love, because it is always good versus evil, by using a special unit in the FB I, under Noah Bishop. These men, and women have special abilities. They all have some psychological ability, that most people do not. Speaking to the dead, reading minds, moving objects, reading feelings, and aura' s, and more. This book bro...
  • Donna Hines
    Prosperity is a small town in North Carolina but it packs a punch literally with some powerful energy forces.What is happening to the residents here as they seem to wonder like zombies killing each other?Is it something in the water? A disease? A spirit?Wait...When Sam Bowers is killed and listed as a suicide things start to take on a new and different shape.The town is gossiping about whether or not he could've killed himself in a basement with ...
  • Eva Millien
    Bishop’s team of psychics is back and this time they have been summoned along with some all new psychics and there are up against an evil that is pushing for a blood bath in this chilling paranormal suspense that had the hair on the back of my neck standing up on end.Kay Hooper’s suspenseful world of psychics is full of wonderful characters that are strong and captivating, always adding lots of depth to each and every case as they try to solv...
  • Ramona
    The story was really engaging but it all fell apart in the ending. The story’s resolution was abrupt and rush. The book seemed to be building to a dramatic finish but it just fizzled in the end.
  • Larissa
    3,5 starsLove this series! The potential of this book was tremendous but it didn’t quite reach it.The ending was so abrupt and anti-climatic, I thought there were pages missing :(
  • Barbara ★
    Really exciting until about three quarters of the way through and then it just peters out. The takedown was anticlimactic and the ending just lame and uninformative. Luckily (for me), I like these characters so I will definitely read the next installment.
  • Melanie
    Edit: This classless crone attempted to come for me on Twitter. Condescending, rude, immature. A whole ass, grown ass woman acting an ass. My respect dropped faster than the quality of her writing. Sub par, underwhelming, white as fuck. I grew up on these books, read them for actual decades. It’s as if she regressed as I matured. Or do I need a thorough reread? She reads like fanfic. Which I’m all for...on fanfiction.net. AND THEY HAVE POC. J...
  • William Richardson
    I want to thank Goodreads, and Berkley Publishing for picking me to receive this advanced copy of Kay Hooper's Hold back The dark. It's been awhile since I've read any of the Bishop books. I've read all but the Special Crimes Unit ones.This being the 1st I've read I'm going to have to go back and read the other 5. This was a very enjoyable book with a great story line. I think some of the characters are new to me, but others I do remember. I woul...
  • Lin
    SO bad. Repetitive, poorly written and edited, lame. 80% of the book was set-up, way too much time spent with character "development," yet the characters were all still super one-dimensional. The big climax/solution was over in two pages. A major plot point (all the characters were pulled together for a reason, supposedly) was never fully realized. This book was a total waste of time.
  • OpenBookSociety.com
    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ho...Title: Hold Back the DarkSeries: Bishop/Special Crimes Unit SeriesBy: Kay HooperISBN: 0425280950 (ISBN13: 9780425280959)Author’s Website: http://www.kayhooper.com/Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra Summary:An SCU team investigates an inexplicable string of murders committed by men and women with no memory of their crimes in the latest in this New York Times bestselling series.Madness has taken a hold of...
  • Andra Weis
    http://openbooksociety.com/article/ho...Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra The latest installment of the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Series, Hold Back the Dark, is an engaging read. My attention was held throughout and in fact, as the story went on, I could not seem to put the book down – it was that captivating!If you have followed the series, you will find a number of characters come together in Prosperity, North Carolina to find out (and st...
  • Diana
    Do Not Read Alone At NightKay Hooper has a way of drawing you so far into her story world that it is hard to tell real from fiction. And Hold Back the Dark does not disappoint, a true escape from reality. In true Hooper style, this book is full of edge of your seat suspense, as well as a struggle between good and true evil. As always you are holding your breath waiting to see if the good guys can survive. And as usual while reading this late at n...
  • Allison
    Kay Hooper's Hold Back The Dark is number 18 in the Bishop/SCU series and it was wonderful until it wasn't. I'm a fan of Kay Hooper and have read all of her books and the Bishop Novels are seriously my favorites. Kay Hooper lives in North Carolina as do I and many of her books are located in the western part of the state, imaginary towns but they have the feel of the area. The Bishop novels can be read as stand alone but to get a full understandi...