Sleeping with Fear (Fear trilogy #3 - BCU #9)
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Sleeping with Fear (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #9)

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Fear has never been so close.…

New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper returns with a relentless thriller that brings her readers face-to-face with fear itself. In this terrifying new novel, a psychic special agent finds herself caught up in a tangled web of secrets, lies . . . and evil.

Riley Crane woke up fully dressed, a gun under her pillow, and covered in blood. Ev...more
Library Binding, Large Print, 403 pages
Published July 18th 2006 by Random House Large Print (first published January 1st 2006)
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I really liked the first two in the series, but this one was a disappointment. Just never really felt a connection to the characters or an interest it what was happening in the book.
Maybe this is better to other people, I found it rather boring.
I do not recall that I ever read any of Kay Hooper’s books in the past. This one called to me as I stood in the library carrels with exactly one minute to go before the library closed; I had already found that there were no books by the author I was looking for, so I reached up and grabbed this one. Although there is absolutely nothing in the publisher’s text inside or outside to reveal it, except that there is a small banner at the bottom of the front cover saying it is a Bishop/Special Crimes...more
Kay Hooper ties crime, romance, and paranormal together in the Bishop/SCU series. This particular book is the third of a mini series that the Bishop/SCU series consists of. The main character, Riley Crane, is a clairvoyant FBI agent assigned to the Special Crimes Unit under Noah Bishop. She was called by a friend to investigate a series of crimes in Opal Island. The book begins with her waking up with amnesia and proceeds with her trying to figure out what happened to her, what is going on on Op...more
Hyderali Shaikh
This was my first Kay Hooper book & after reading "The Second Lady" by Irving wallace I thought that this book will also give me some erotic nightmares. But I was wrong, the cover of the book imply so many things but there was nothing. I don't know anyting about Psychic & their abilities on what they can see or how they can hear but after reading this book I'm sure that my knowledge increased a bit.

The story is good nothing extraordinary, I finished it in a day or two. After reading fir...more

This was okay. I really thought I had it figured out early in the book and was completely wrong so that was good. I just had trouble connecting with the characters - I did listen to the audiobook so that may be the problem. The characters didn't seem very developed and the memory problems of the main character didn't help. I have not read any other books in this series so perhaps that is part of the issue as well.
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Honestly, I'm surprised Hooper is a bestselling author. Dreck. At each successive mention of a Powerbar I had the urge to throw the book across the room. I have one more from this series I picked up for a beach read. When that's finished I won't be reading anymore Hooper.
I listened to the Audio version of this book. While I liked the begining of the story, by the fouth disk (about the twelfth chapter) I found the book got very repetitive and the story dragged.
Glenn Harris
The first of this generally top-notch series that I've been displeased with. The main character is a psychic FBI agent who wakes up in the middle of an investigation with no memory of the past two weeks, no backup, and none of her usual psychic abilities. She then spends more than half the book basically stumbling around and bemoaning her inability to figure anything out. I'm sure this was intended to be a situation fraught with danger and suspense but, for this reader at least, it was fraught w...more
Shelly Gustin
Bummer I listened to it with a voice I couldn't stand..... May have been better if I'd read it....
Jennifer Wardrip
I, for one, love the Bishop/FBI SCU stories, and thought this book was an excellent addition to the series.

Riley Crane wakes up in bed at her rental cottage in Opal Island, only to realize she's covered in dried blood and has no memories of the last three weeks. Apparently, she was on the island to investigate supposed black magic/occult activities while claiming she was on vacation--but she has no recollection of that fact. She also doesn't remember that she's become romantically involved with...more
Ana T.
Maybe to compensate for the lack the romantic relationship in the previous book in this series, here the heroine knows that she is involved with someone right from the beginning. Unfortunately she doesn't know who that might be because she wakes up with amnesia and covered in blood.

After my complaints about the previous book I was a bit worried about starting this one. In Sleeping With Fear the SCU agent is a woman - Riley Crane. When the book starts she wakes up alone in her bed but covered in...more
While its true that there is less of the demonstration of the psychic gifts in other Hooper books about the special crimes unit, but the story and the characters are strong enough that this is still a very enjoyable outing.

Riley's trauma at not having the use of her normal psychic gifts is written very realistically and sympathetically, especially because she doesn't let it stop her from investigating the murder. Riley is a strong independent character and you root for her because she perseveres...more
i have to be perfectly honest - i have no idea what is going on with this trend of mixing thriller-crime stories with the paranormal. not that i have anything against the paranormal, it's just not what i usually sign up. and stupid Iris Johansen is mixing her two worlds, so i'll get paranormal AND eve duncan, forensic sculptor extraordinaire . . .

anyway. i liked riley. she was a strong, good character, though really, if i was suffering from amnesia and the first thing i realized was that i was...more
Riley Crane is a special agent specializing in the occult. She wakes up with a gun under her pillow covered in blood that belongs to someone else, and she has no memory of what happened. This book is touched with flashbacks, taser strikes, memory losses, fear, and a lot of blood. I never got very interested and did not find it engaging.
It's been awhile since I've read a Bishop novel, and it turns out I've really missed them. There were a few duds in the series, but this book was a sure winner.

The whole premise was great -- imagine waking up covered in blood and finding out you'd lost three weeks worth of memories, including falling in love with your soulmate. Riley had to pretend nothing was wrong and try her best to find out exactly what happened to her. I loved Ash from the start and only grew to love him more. Their connec...more
From back cover:

"Special Agent Riley Crane woke up in a beach cottage fully dressed, a gun under her pillow, and covered in blood. Even more frightening, she didn't remember what had happened the night before. She barely remembered anything about the previous three weeks. As the Special Crimes Unit expert on the occult, Riley had been sent to Opal Island by her enigmatic chief Noah Bishop to investigate reports of dangerous occult activity. But she's awoken to discover that she's got a sexy new...more
Sehr interessantes Buch. Befasst sich mit dem Okkulten und Übersinnlichen, ohne es ins Lächerliche zu ziehen. Das Ende kam sehr überraschend; ich hatte zwar auch eine Ahnung, aber mit dieser Auflösung habe ich dann doch nicht gerechnet. Vielleicht lese ich noch andere Bücher von Kay Cooper aus Ihrer Bishop-Reihe.
Cathy Cusson
I think this 3rd installment of the Fear series is the best of the trio. I liked the character in this book the best and the story was the most exciting. Riley is my favorite of the Fear series characters.
This is my second read of this book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I love this series. It makes the paranormal look like a scientific certainly and I love the way it's used within an FBI organization. Top notch stories and characters as well. This one features a female agent, Riley, who wakes up one morning with blood on her and can't remember the last three weeks. She is amazed to find that she's been sleeping with Ash, the district attorney and struggles to remember anything helpful. Since her...more
Brent Soderstrum
This is book #9 of the Bishop/SCU series by Kay Hooper. This one is not her best effort.

Riley Crane wakes up covered with blood and not remembering anything that took place in the past three weeks. The bulk of the book deals with Riley struggling with this issue. Also it involves Riley eating Power Bars every 10 pages or so. Very repetitive stuff in this book. Felt like we were treading water for most of the novel.

At the end Hooper throws everything together and comes out with an ending which is...more
Karen Jones
Kay is my go-to writer for consistently being pleased with taking the time to read something.

This is the last book in the "Fear" series. I'd already devoured "Hunting Fear" and "Chill of Fear" within days before picking this one up.

I really liked this one. It had the usual paranormal activity but also some confusing twists and turns. There was some good suspense and I truly wasn't sure who the main character should be trusting. I love it when I'm nearly or as confused as the hero(ine) in the boo...more
I'm sure you're probably wondering why I read yet another paranormal FBI mystery when they are basically the same story over and over. Well, I like "Mystery She Wrote" that should say it all right there. Plus, i've been listening to them as audio books while i work, so i don't really have to concentrate that hard, but they still keep my attention. I like to call them "beach books" something i can pick up and put down with little brain activity! i'd rate it a PG-13 for language and some adult con...more
Kristine Cassan
Excellent!! This was the best one. The end was a shocker!!
Wasn't my favorite in the Bishop trilogy, but I did enjoy it. The thought of waking up covered in blood with no idea of what happened in the three weeks prior is pretty scary. Add to that the inability to use her paranormal senses and packing up and going home would be the first option. Rita doesn't pack it up, but she's left to try and figure out who committed the occult murder with no idea of who she can trust. While it works out in the end, there are some interesting twists and turns along th...more
Laura Beasley
Good story. Not one of her best but still it enjoyed it. Had a little trouble staying focused on the story-- not sure if it was me or the book. DO like the character Riley. Like KAy Hooper's writing. I never can figure out who did it. SHe also has a way of writing about the paranormal that is good and that is something I usually don't enjoy. THis book was bloodier than some. The story went on and then all of a sudden it just all came together. Think she needed to add something to it.
Riley Crane, ex—army officer, now assigned to the FBI's Special Crimes Unit, is sent to a small seaside town to informally investigate an occult group. She has lost all of her recent memory, including her relationship with the local DA, but discovers she was tasered. She has to piece together what's happening to her, a heinous crime which appears to be cult-perpetrated, and solve the crime. Not as good as others in this series.
Ellen (more books, please)
Read too many of these.

Interesting premise, but lots of holes and things left unexplained.

Don't reread.

Went between liking narrator and being irritated with her voice.
Carolyn E
Another exciting story from Kay Hooper. I love her "Bishop/Special Crimes Unit" series. I think I have now read all of the books in this particular series.
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Then again, perhaps she really had only wanted time to herself, and the fact that something had obviously happened later on had been sheer coincidence.

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