Haunting Rachel by Kay Hooper

Haunting Rachel

Tom Sheridan disappears just three weeks before his wedding to Rachel Ames. Now, ten years later, a stranger comes to town who eerily resembles Tom in more ways than one. And he's always nearby as accidents threaten Rachel's life. Is he a figure from the past with something sinister in mind?


Details Haunting Rachel

TitleHaunting Rachel
ISBN9780553587715
Author
Release DateJul 27th, 2004
PublisherBantam
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal
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Reviews Haunting Rachel

  • Janie Johnson
    1970-01-01
    I chose this book for my month of mystery because I have been collecting Kay Hooper books for quite some time and it is a bout time that I start getting to them. This was also the only standalone I had of hers, so I tool a chance on it. Kay Hooper is also a first time read for me.SynopsisDanger wears many faces....Ten years ago Rachel Grant's fiancé, Thomas, disappeared. His body was never found. Now there's a stranger in town, a man who could b...
  • Heidi
    1970-01-01
    Seriously, who writes this stuff? A beautiful, wealthy heiress discovers that her life is in danger, and at the same time, a handsome man appears in her life who looks eerily like her late fiance. What should she do??? In Rachel's case, the answer is to do a lot of hand-wringing and crying, hope other people will protect her, and have lots of sex with the handsome guy. The whole plot was a series of cliches, almost to the point where I wondered w...
  • Vintage
    1970-01-01
    This was a mess. You know you're in trouble when you check off boring, boring heroine, and boring hero tags in a suspense novel. The villain was a bore as well as completely incompetent.I remember reading Kay Hooper back in the day when she was a romance writer so you't think you'd at least get some good lovin' out of the book, but even that was yawn city.You have a (view spoiler)[dead roguish fiancee, ten year mourning for the heroine, a doppelg...
  • Falina
    1970-01-01
    This book is stunning in its sincere outrageousness, but it plays it so straight that by the end I became fond of it. The dialogue is wooden, the characters are two-dimensional, the descriptions are awkward, and the plot is unbelievably cheesy. The story centers around a relationship with a 10 year age difference that BEGAN WHEN THE HEROINE WAS 10. Nothing sexual, but picture a man in his twenties watching his love interest go through puberty and...
  • Farah
    1970-01-01
    I am terribly disappointed by this book , the book was very promising , as a matter of fact I was enjoying it very much , the suspense was great , the mystery was even better , the characters were interesting though Adam and Rachel had no chemistry whatsoever , but the mystery itself had me hooked so much that I didn't really care about that , I was waiting for an ending that ends with a bang but instead I got a little beep sound that died halfw...
  • Christine
    1970-01-01
    This was a real page-turner. Early on, I thought this was heading for a 4 or 5-star review. The setup was terrific and I desperately wanted to know what was up with a man looking exactly like Rachel's fiance showing up ten years after he was supposed to have died. People were trying to kill her, Rachel's recently deceased father was involved with some shady business dealings ... The trouble with mystery/suspense novels is that so much hinges on t...
  • Georgiann Hennelly
    1970-01-01
    Rachel,s fiance disappeared ten years ago his body was never found. Now there,s a stranger in town - who could be Tom,s twin . His name is Adam Delafield. He has the locket Rachel gave Tom. He says he owed Rachel,s father three million dollars. But theres no record of the loan. Now there has been some unexplained accidents involving Rachel and Adam is always around. Who wants Rachel dead.Is it a figure from her fathers past with a score to settle...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    After Rachel’s fiancé died in a tragic plane crash when she was 19, she shut down her emotions and barred herself from love. The loss of Tom was so great that only a move from Richmond, her family and everyone they knew and loved was the only thing that could remotely allow her to move on. Now, her parents have both tragically died and she must return home to Richmond to sort through their belongings. Is the loss of her fiancé and both of her...
  • Anna Mcfadden
    1970-01-01
    The death of Rachel Grant's fiance 10 years ago left her beyond broken hearted. How could she really say goodbye to the man she loved since she was a kid especially since they never found his body. so Rachel was just going through the motions of living but after the death of her parents (dying in a plane crash just as her fiance Thomas Sheridan). while in Richmond settling her fathers estate she see a man that she believes is the ghost of Tom. on...
  • Sandrine Genier
    1970-01-01
    The paranormal aspects were just okay; guess I was expecting a little more and I don't like romance novels which this devolved into. But it is well written as Hooper's books tend to be and I like that about her work.
  • Laurie
    1970-01-01
    The ghost part was a little goofy but a good story.
  • Carol
    1970-01-01
    Lately I have been reading all books I can find by Kay Hooper. This was an oldie (1998) but a goodie. Hooper knows how to write on fine story.
  • Katie Iman
    1970-01-01
    So good! Keeps you guessing until the end.
  • Laurie D'ghent
    1970-01-01
    Really good. Lots of twists and turns with an exceptionally tight (and believable) ending. Moderate sex and swearing.
  • Erth
    1970-01-01
    now i am hooked. This was such a great, easy and creative book. i was hooked after the first page. The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real.i would highly recommend this author and this book.
  • jenjn79
    1970-01-01
    I didn't think I was going to like this book. I actually almost decided not to read it. I wasn't sure if it was romantic suspense or just a suspense book....I prefer romance. So I kept putting off reading it and almost opted not to, but then figured I'd give it a try. Glad I did. It was a fabulous book.The storyline was excellent. Hooper did a great job casting suspicions about. She'd write scenes out of context that made characters questionable....
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    I am a huge fan of Kay Hooper and I will read anything she's written. When I saw Haunting Rachel in the store, I knew it was one that I hadn't read yet, so I picked it up.Rachel Grant is young and in love. At nineteen years old, she is engaged to Thomas Sheridan, the dashing older brother of her best friend, Mercy. Thomas is about 10 years older than Rachel and works as a pilot transporting cargo. When Thomas mysteriously disappears somewhere in ...
  • Lynda
    1970-01-01
    It had been ten years and Rachel Grant was living life without a sparkle in her eyes or a special someone, she was still haunted by the disappearance and presumed dead fiancé, Thomas Sheridan. With her parents’ recent deaths, their only child Rachel had many decisions to make upon returning to the family home after many years. Help came from many avenues, Graham Becket her parents’ lawyer and executor of their estate, Nicholas Ross her fathe...
  • Emma
    1970-01-01
    I read this immediately after Hooper's far superior 'Amanda' and was very disappointed. The romance between the main characters was terribly written, passionless and unconvincing (it felt more like an afterthought, something added to the general mess the book is). There's something terribly wrong when the secondary characters are much more interesting than the protagonists, and writers should be aware of that. The plot was super silly, and the wr...
  • Laura Beasley
    1970-01-01
    Another good book by Kay Hooper. Once again I normally don't like books with paranormal events but she has a way of writing that makes them almost believable. I did find this one a little more unbelievable than some of her other books but still very good. Rachel is 19 when her fiance a pilot leaves on a business trip and dies. Devastated Rachel flees to New York to live and work as a fashion designer. Her parents are killed in a plane crash and s...
  • Jolene
    1970-01-01
    AWESOME BOOK!!!! WAY TO GO KAY HOOPER!!! IN THIS BOOK 19 YEAR OLD RACHEL GRANT'S FIANCE' THOMAS DIES IN A PLANE CRASH WHILE DOING SOME WORK FOR HIS JOB & RIGHT BEFORE THEIR WEDDING. DISTRAUGHT & MOURNING THE LOSS OF THOMAS, SHE FINISHES COLLEGE & MOVES OUT OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA TO NEW YORK AS A FASHION DESIGNER. 10 YEARS LATER SHE HAS TO GO BACK TO VIRGINIA TO SETTLE HER PARENTS ESTATE FOR THEY TOO LOST THEIR LIVES IN A PLANE CRASH.WHILE IN VI...
  • Louise
    1970-01-01
    Once again Kay Hooper left me guessing til the end! Gripping novel.From back cover:"Ten years ago Rachel Grant's fiance, Thomas, disappeared. His body was never found. Now there's a stranger in town, a man who could be Thomas's twin-or his ghost. His name is Adam Delafield. He's been watching Rachel for days. He has the locket she gave Thomas before he vanished. And he says he owed her father three million dollars.But there's no record of the loa...
  • Joanna
    1970-01-01
    I just finished reading this book and I really enjoy the author's books. This one was okay, not one of her best. It was a bit predictable in a couple spots but still made you want to know the answers to many questions. The male lead and supporting male in the story each had a part of the story that didn't really fit their characters and was kind of contradicted later on, which was slightly disappointing, but I did like how the supporting characte...
  • Mackenzie
    1970-01-01
    I found this to be a very interesting novel! I loved the way the author used dreams to convey different messages and ideas, it was interesting and quite unique! I really enjoyed the characters, but I would really have liked there to have been a greater focus on Mercy and Nick! The suspense and mystery in this book were played out in my opinion.. and I had literally no idea who the culprit trying to kill Rachel was right up until he was revealed n...
  • Rachel
    1970-01-01
    This was the first Kay Hooper book I read, and after this, I was hooked. I'll be honest; the title is what made me pick it up. I was on vacation and had forgotten a book to read, so while at a store I was skimming through the book section and the title caught my eye (my name is Rachel...the main characters name was Rachel-lame reason, but I'm glad I picked it up).I really like Kay's writing style. I've read pretty much all of her mystery/thriller...
  • Terri
    1970-01-01
    As a thriller this was, well, pretty thrilling. I was pleased that it took me most of the book to figure out who the bad guy was, and I liked the main character a lot. As a love story, I was less impressed. I actually enjoyed the secondary characters' love story much more than the main characters. It wasn't terribly well developed. The ghost story aspects were pretty good, too, but sometimes seemed a bit tacked on to cover for the kind of silly p...
  • Taylor M.
    1970-01-01
    Haunting Rachel was about a woman being stalked by this guy she thought was her husband that had died 10 years ago. Everywhere she went she saw him around the corner or just near her. When accidents start happening in Rachel's life the only one who is around each time is Adam Delafield. She had no idea who he was and then he just shows up in her life day after day. She doesnt understand what he wants with her or why he just showed up in her life....
  • Anita
    1970-01-01
    2.5 starsI have the distinct feeling that I finished this book for the sake of finishing the book, rather than for the enjoyment of said book. It's not that this was a terrible book by any standards, and it's not that I disliked it completely. But for me, this book was really just mediocre, at best, and kind of confusing and haphazard, at worst.It was a page-turner, but I can't say that it was really all that memorable of one.And the characters w...
  • Dina
    1970-01-01
    Trapped in the car for 14 hours with nothing to do, so I read this book. A little too Harlequinish for my taste, but it had some good parts. Young, rich, successful, beautiful,orphaned single woman meets a man who reminds her of her dead fiancee. He shows up because her father had loaned him money and he wanted to repay it ... all $3 million dollars of it. He suspects that her parents death in a plane crash was not an accident. There are several ...
  • Holly
    1970-01-01
    If you are into metaphysical themes - then you'll really like this book. It dips into the world of dreams and the messages that come from our dreams as well as connections with people from the other side. I happen to like those topics so this book was really good in my mind. It was a very easy read - there were some twists in the plots but really no big surprises. As you neared the end of the book, all the dream messages became very clear - was a...