by Kay Hooper
The Special Crimes Unit is hauled in to investigate unexplained killings that seem unrelated… at first. But as they dig a little deeper, they realized that the common thread in all of the cases is their presence in the area.
The investigation is hampered by a sniper who appears to be out to get them and as their abilities change, mediums Hollis Templeton and Diana Brisco find themselves barely able to keep up, especially when a spirit lets them know that a past case may not be quite as wrapped up as they thought…
What I liked: This review’s short and sweet. A lot of the same things that I liked about Blood Sins (the previous and second book in this trilogy, which Blood Ties completes) were what I liked about this one. Familiar faces, murder mystery with some paranormal, yadda yadda.
What I didn’t like: Footnotes. I understand why she thought she’d need them. There are quite a few “Bishop/Special Crimes” novels that she references, but I was so frustrated to have my reading interrupted by a freaking footnote in fiction. If J.K. Rowling can create the wonderful world of Harry Potter without using footnotes, I think the Bishop/Special Crimes fans can live without them too. Also, I was bored again. Breezed through the book in a couple hours.
So, do I rec it? Don’t run out to the library for it. I liked it even less than Blood Sins. But, same goes for this one. If you want a mystery with a ton of paranormal activity goin’ on, Kay Hooper’s your girl.
On my personal scale of Ugh to Couldn’t Put it Down, I give this book an Eh. Feel a little like I wasted my time reading it, but I didn’t totally despise it either
For reference, my rating scale:
- Like it
- Love it
- Couldn’t Put it Down