Blood Sins by Kay Hooper

Tessa Gray is a Haven operative– the civilian operation of psychics that works where the Special Crimes Unit of the FBI, because of protocol and legalities, can’t. Her latest task? To infiltrate a small-town cult with one or more powerful psychics in its midst.

As though a cult weren’t bad enough, killings are starting to occur– strange ones. The bones inside are crushed, but there’s no outer mark on the body.

So the question is, can Tessa and the other Haven and SCU operatives break the hold of the cult’s leader before it’s too late?

What I liked: The familiar faces. I’ve read a lot of Kay Hooper books and her Special Crimes novels. This is actually the second book in a trilogy (I read the first one a while ago). And as always, the psychic thing made it a little different from your run-of-the-mill mystery.

What I didn’t like: I feel bad saying this, but after reading her for 8 years, I think maybe I’ve outgrown Hooper. I finished the book, but I found myself very bored with it. I can’t put my finger on it– maybe I just couldn’t get past the psychic thing this time around. And as much as I liked the familiar faces, I think maybe it’s time to wrap this SCU business up.

So, do I rec it? Not particularly. Although I guess if you’re in the mood for an ordinary mystery with a psychic bonus, you may want to give it a look.

On my personal scale of Ugh to Couldn’t Put it Down, I give this book an Eh.

I didn’t hate it, but that’s pretty much all I can say about it.

For reference, my rating scale:

  • Ugh
  • Eh
  • Like it
  • Love it
  • Couldn’t Put it Down