Blood Dreams (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #10)
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Blood Dreams (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #10)

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THIS KILLER DREAMS IN SHADES OF DEATH... He's the kind of killer we instinctively fear the most. A killer without boundaries, without conscience, without any feat of being caught. And his latest victim is terrifying proof that no one is safe: The daughter of a powerful U.S. senator. Now, with the national media calling for justice and a grief-stricken father seeking vengea...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published December 31st 2007 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2007)
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Linda
I enjoyed reading this book by Kay Hooper. This was the first in a series of 3. She rights a lot of her books that way. I don't think I'm up for the other 2 right now but I'll catch them later.
I like the Special Crimes Unit and the fact that the people all have different types of psychic ability. There was some suspense and thrills but at times I had problems figuring out what was going on within the story. Oh course there is a romance which I can take or leave but evidently these are a most fo...more
Bethany C
I thought I had read Hooper before and liked her writing- this book was a HUGE disappointment. The dialogue was so ridiculously contrived that I raced through it just to see what happens at the end...only to find that it's a trilogy. I am not going to read 2 more books I'm sure not to like just to find out. I really wish that all books that were part of a series would say so in an obvious place on one of the covers (and which number in the series it is.) This was a complete TIME WASTER.
Lilyth
Bello e particolare, in quanto molto incentrato sul lato paranormale dell'indagine.
A tratti soffocante e claustrofobico, a tratti crudo ma grazie alle battute di Hollis e alla presenza di Jordan si stempera un po' la tensione in alcune parti.
Un vero peccato che non siano stati pubblicati gli altri due libri della trilogia, leggere solo questo lascia una sensazione di incompiuto, come se mancasse qualcosa. So che fa parte di una serie più ampia edita solo in parte in Italia, che non ho letto, ma...more
Merredith
This is #10 in the Bishop Special crimes units series and #1 in the sub blood trilogy. I love this series, it's about an FBI unit that is made up of agents with special powers, psychic powers, and now there is also a civilian side, run by the same man, for people who don't work well with all those rules. So, XMen, kinda, and Bishop is Professor Xavier. The people's powers are starting to change and evolve, from using and pushing them so much, and being around other powerful people. And all this...more
Carl Alves
In Blood Dreams, the daughter of a US senator is kidnapped by a serial killer. Noah Bishop's FBI Special Crimes Unit is enlisted to find her. To capture this killer he has taken on the help of Dani Jacobs, who is really the main protagonist in the story. Her special skill is being able to dream of what is going to occur in the future, a pretty cool and useful skill to have. The most vivid aspects of the story are these dreams, which tend to be fairly horrific. The biggest drawback of the story i...more
Julia
Kay Hooper is one of my "go to" authors. Always enjoyable to read. This book was good, but I kept feeling like I had read it already. Maybe because I have previously read Blood Sins and Blood Ties, the two books which follow this one. I really should try harder to read series in order.

This book featured a very creepy serial killer. The heroine, Dani, kept having dreams about the final confrontation with the killer, so a lot of time was spent on her dreams. I liked watching the evolution of Dani'...more
~Leslie~
This is the first in a trilogy but #10 in a series about a paranormal unit of the FBI. It wasn't too hard to get into the flow of what's been happening before, so I didn't feel like I missed too much. I always like stories about paranormal detectives and it was no different for this book. I actually give it 3.5 stars. Dani is a psychic with a twin. They are both part of a private investigation group that is linked with a special unit of the FBI. The groups have been investigating a series of mur...more
Louise
love Kay Hooper's novels!!

From back cover:

"He's the kind of killer we instinctively fear the most. A killer without boundaries, conscience, or fear of being caught. And his latest victim is terrifying proof that no one is safe: the daughter of a powerful U.S. senator.

Now, Bishop and his FBI Special Crimes Unit find themselves in a unique situation. Aid comes in the form of a fledgling civilian organization of unorthodox crime stoppers. Operating outside of any government oversight, they are com...more
Sandra
Um livro surpreendente que não é nada do que estava a pensar. Com uma sensação de terror e suspense, que prevalece em cerca de 80% do livro, e com muitos elementos do sobrenatural, este livro irá com certeza arrepiar qualquer leitor.

Um assassino em série aterrorizou a cidade de Boston com os seus crimes inexplicavelmente impecáveis - sem rasto, sem testemunhas, sem aviso e sobretudo a decorrer a uma velocidade que nem a equipa da Unidade de Crimes Especiais auxiliada pela Haven - uma rede de pes...more
Duca Blueheart
Romanian review:

Aceasta este cartea primului an al meu de studentie. Inca imi amintesc cum stateam in patul de sus al camerei de camin si citeam cu sufletul ca gura ceeace Kay Hooper descria cum ca ar exista in politia SUA o factiune dedicata persoanelor cu abilitti paranormale.

Personajul principal, Dani Justice, este o tanara detectiv care se implica intr-un caz al crimelor inlantuite. Si vazandu-se nevoita sa-si urmeze viziunile se trezeste inapoi in orasul sau natal, unde o asteapta o gramada...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Although this isn't my favorite story in the Bishop/SCU series, I still found it to be a quick, engaging read.

Dani has come home to Venture, Georgia, to comfort her twin sister, Paris, after her divorce. Or so she says. Both women know that there's really another reason that Dani has finally come home.

These sisters share a bond even closer than the normal one between twins, because they both possess psychic abilities. And Dani has been having dream visions that tell her an evil is coming to Vent...more
Ana T.
I really enjoy Reading Kay Hooper's books in the Bishop CSU series. This one, however, didn't feel as fresh and engaging as some of her other titles. That's is probably why, a couple of weeks after having read it, I am struggling to remembre the story.



Sadly, because I really like him, we have very little of Bishop in this one. Most of the story is spent watching the serial killer's actions (a bit creepy I have to say) or inside Dani's dreams. It felt to me that we get more of the killers actions...more
Kristen
I like Kay Hooper in general, and in particular the Bishop "Special Crime Unit" books, of which this is one.

In this outing, a particularly sick and vicious serial killer is on the loose. Bishop and team have determined that the killer may have paranormal abilities, making him even more dangerous than the "typical" serial killer.

Dani, one of the members of the Haven sub group of the SCU seems to have a connection to the killer and is trying to use her vision dreams to figure out how to catch him....more
Nell
I have been a huge fan of Kay Hooper’s Bishop books forever. It’s been a long time since I’ve read one, but I decided to read the Blood Trilogy, since she is coming out with a new trilogy on the new Haven group founded by one of the characters in one of the earlier novels. So, when I decided to read this trilogy, I was so excited and ready to dig into a good book.

In truth, I was a little disappointed. This wasn’t as good as all the others I’ve read, and I was a little put out by that. Oh, it had...more
Kim
SCU (Special Crimes Unit) of the FBI Agent Noah Bishop investigates a serial murderer in Boston. The investigation then turns to a small town in Georgia. Twins Dani and Paris have special abilities that help the investigation.

I like these books, I've read many in the "Bishop/Special Crimes Unit". What I didn't like is there were so many psychics in this books they muddled together. The author has characters adding abilities willy-nilly that it did lessen how much I usually enjoy these books.

Dani...more
Brent Soderstrum
In book #10 of the Bishop/SCU series Hooper appears to have a story that will continue on in the next novel. Most of her other books are really stories that stand alone. That isn't why I gave her only two stars for this book. In this book the ending was not very good at all. Normally Hooper's books have a good ending with some twists thrown in. This one is lacking.

Dani is called down to Venture Georgia to help her sister Paris find a vicious seriel killer. We are also introdutced to Haven which...more
Deirdre
Dani Justice's dreams are haunted by a dream that seems to suggest that she's going to have trouble, that she's going to end up in a building that's colapsing but that she needs to rescue someone. The only change that occurs are minor details.

She returns to her home city and her twin Paris, who is recovering from her divorce. She also finds herself having to face up to her relationship with Marcus Purcell. The fact that he accepts her powers scares her. Can they have a relationship and what's go...more
Clacie
More like 2.5 stars. To be honest I didn't pay full attention to this audio. Some things would perk up my ears, but for the most part I heard but didn't listen. The characters were interesting. A lot of time seemed to be spent explaining the psychic gifts, I got bored with this after a while. Maybe the next books won't feel the need to explain anything since the reader should already be familiar with the characters. Not sure if I will continue to the next books in this series. I wasn't really ha...more
Mary
Hooper does a good job outlining events of a serial killer and the course of action the police and federal investigators take. With this story, she utilizes psychics. While I found the story pretty well written and enjoyed the psychics connections, she started to bring in more psychics. Knowing that this is something investigators use sometimes I found a few parts a little off the wall. These psychics somehow could connect with each other and enhance each others powers and sometimes absorb them...more
Carolyn E
I love all of Kay Hooper's "Bishop/Special Crimes Unit" novels. However, this one left me a little unsettled at the end. While the mystery was partially resolved and the perpetrator caught, the mastermind behind the plot was still not identified. Obviously, I am going to have to move on and read Books 11 and 12, Blood Sins and Blood Ties, in order to read the rest of the story. But that's all right; Hooper's books are always worth reading.
Lígia Bibliomigalhas
Ora aqui está uma sinopse que me levou a esperar muito mais do que encontrei neste livrinho. Não posso dizer que não tenha gostado, porque foi uma leitura rápida e bastante fluida, mas que prometia mais do que o que encontrei, prometia...

Entendo que tenha sido um best-seller do NY Times, porque tem reminiscências de séries de grande êxito nos EUA, como "Medium" e "Mentes Criminosas", e, como disse antes, a escrita é bastante fluida. Mas, para mim, o enredo não foi suficientemente aprofundado par...more
Roxy
Blood Trilogy #1, BCU #10
I've read several of Kay Hopper's BCU series, not all and not in order. This one did not seem to grab me like the others did. the story was decent and the psychic stuff was good, some different stuff but it just did not pull me in.

This book does elude to other possible stories down the line. One of the supporting characters, also an SCU member makes a comment that leads me to believe we'll be reading more about her in the future. I have yet to come across any cross-overs...more
Lynn
I love Kay Hooper's Bishop series because of all the psychic things in them, not to mention they are pretty scary with all the serial killers. However,while this one was good, and held my attention, it just didn't seem to be as "fleshed out" as her other ones to day. I did like the lack of too much romance but her characters seemed to be a bit "empty." I didn't feel like I got to know any of them really, and that they were sort of cardboard. But I do still plan to grab the next book after this o...more
Viji Sarath(Bookish endeavors)
After spending many days and nights with Hooper, this one seems refreshing than the rest I've read so far.. Of all her characters,my favorite is Maggie but that might be because she was the lead in the first book I read. What I liked about this book is the mix of some really fantastic twists and turns which seems almost logical upon closer inspection.. Mind control always has a hold over me, I guess. The climax is also good. This book is befitting for a quick read and Hooper keeps you on the toe...more
Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books)
This was my first Kay Hooper book and I was very intrigued by the concept of a psychic FBI team hunting down a serial killer. However, the story fell flat for me. I really had high hopes for this series but now I'm just not sure if I want to continue with the rest of them. I must admit my expectations were a little high (I wanted something comparable to the In Death series) and maybe I expected to much but to me the story was too rushed and the character development was just not as good as it co...more
Glenajo
Blood Dreams by Kay Hooper is one in her Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series. This books focuses on twins, Dani and Paris, who use their psychic powers as part of a civilian group of psychic investigators similar to the FBI team headed by Bishop. The book begins with Dani’s precognitive dream that the team connects with a serial killer. Dani, her ex-boyfriend turned sheriff, and other members of the team track a serial killer in Dani’s hometown.

Blood Dreams is not my favorite Kay Hooper book, but...more
Kate
Cool concept, an FBI unit comprised of psychics working with a similar civilian unit to hunt down some seriously bad dudes. There were a few references in the book to prior action in the series that made me wish I had been able to start at the beginning (normally I'm compulsive about that, but I was in an airport and desperate). It was a good read, not too bloody and just a touch of spooky with a spunky team and a clear set of good guys. The cheesy romance is even marginally plausible. Funny thi...more
Heather
I liked this book, I really did, but at the same time there was just something missing in it. It was a quick read and I feel as though the reader is more told what happens than shown. It didn't feel as though Dani and Marc had their relationship evolve properly, again the reader is basically just told that it did. I suppose I was rather annoyed when, near the beginning, it was said that Marc was NOT psychic and then he just WAS, but whatever. My favorite character was by far Hollis, maybe becaus...more
Gigi
Loved the lead character of Dani in this book, and her relationship with her twin sister Paris. I don't want to ruin the ending, but I will say that the relationship at the end left me with a number of unanswered questions. I found that a bit frustrating. That said, this book showed some of Bishop's vulnerable sides. That was amazing. And the Department has evolved, with Haven, guardians, etc. For those who have been reading this series, these changes will be meaningful and believable. And unlik...more
nellie athey
Great book one of Hooper best

this book keeps you guessing the whole way. this is the third time reading her bishop series from first to last. I hope this series has more stories to be told.
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Kay Hooper was born in California, in an air force base hospital since her father was stationed there at the time. The family moved back to North Carolina shortly afterward, so she was raised and went to school there.
The oldest of three children, Kay has a brother two years younger and a sister seven years younger. Her father and brother are builders who own a highly respected construction compan...more
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