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Out of the Shadows (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #3)

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  6,526 ratings  ·  124 reviews
To catch this killer, she must break every rule and cross every line.

Out Of The Shadows

A picture-perfect Tennessee town has just become a monster's hunting ground. Two bodies are found tortured to death. A third person goes missing. What little evidence is left behind defies all explanation. Is the terror just beginning? Or have the good citizens of Gladstone harbored a da
Hardcover, 341 pages
Published 2000 by Bantam
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Karen Jones
This was one of my favorites so far in the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit books by Kay Hooper. I've enjoyed the series extremely. Unfortunately in my research to find more on this author, I think I have read these books out of chronological order. I hate when I do that, but it does explain some of the inconsistencies I encountered.

More about Bishop is revealed including his past and his abilities. Sheriff Miranda Knight is introduced in this installment and she is quite the paranormal. Her talents a
I'm a big fan of the Bishop Special Investigations series, and I thought I'd read them all, so how I could have missed the book where Bishop's relationship with Miranda is explained, I can't imagine. However, I've read it now and it was really good!!

Kay Hooper always does a great job of using "hide in plain sight" misdirection to distract you from the key pieces of information even as she gives you all the stuff you need to figure out the killers. I admit that I was caught completely by surprise
Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum
Having read the first two in the Shadows series by Kay Hooper, I was really disappointed when I'd finished reading Out of the Shadows. This novel was nowhere near the same standard of writing as the first or second. Sheriff Miranda Knight is psychic and has escaped to a small town in America, where she has changed her name to escape her past.

Miranda's past is referred to throughout the book, however the complete story came far too late and after waiting so long to find out, it was almost an anti

okay, this is trash reading, but, jeez, i expected better. kay hooper is a ny times bestselling author and after reading this book i couldn't tell you why.

i only gave the book two stars because i at least finished it. let me tell you why i despised it, even for light reading.

the book is a mystery, but practically every character has some "special ability"--they are psychic, they are mediums, they have visions. whenever a person without these abil
This is book 3 in the series Bishop Special Crimes Unit series. In this book we finally get to learn more about Bishop and his past! Miranda has abilities of her own, abilities that tell her she needs Bishops help. Last time she trusted Bishop something awful happened...something that changed her life and she ran. Now she has no choice but to call Bishop and ask for his help in solving murders that are happening in her town. This book was amazing..the best of the series so far! I loved finding ...more
Sherri Hunter
Very good story...lots of paranormal twists and there is no way I will ever mess with a Ouija board after reading this book.

I hope Kay Hooper features these characters in her other books. I really enjoyed their story.
Really well done paranormal murder mystery! Sheriff Miranda Knight oversees a small Tennessee town that is abruptly plagued with dying teenagers. While she has her own hunches that have made her successful in her job, she decides to call in the FBI Special Crimes Unit, knowing she will once again meet up with Noah Bishop, who heads up the team.

I thought I'd figured out who might be torturing & murdering the kids, and that held consistent until the latter third of the book, when I had to go t
Hmmm... not sure what to think of this book. I picked it up at random, and was almost immediately annoyed by the supernatural element, thinking, 'This is going to make the murders WAAAY too easy to solve.' Luckily, this wasn't the case, but I had still been hoping, before starting to read, that it would be a good, old-fashioned mystery.

In the end, it was okay. Well written? Yeah, I guess so... until we found out who the killer was.(no spoilers) Before that, it read well, but the climax was a let
Kerry  sullivan
I read this series out of order so I have met Miranda and seen how she and Bishop are together that didn't take away from this one. It was fascinating to watch these two work out their history and solve the case. There was more emphasis on psychic abilities in this one but it worked because it didn't dominate everything the case was still the main event and was still damn good, it kept me guessing till the very end and I do like it when that happens all too often I guess the unsub before the hal ...more
CJ Reader
I am loving this series ever since I read my mum's copy of Haunted, and going back to the beginning has been even better. Like a combination of Carlene Thompson's small-town thrillers, where the killer is someone everyone knows, the supernatural and Criminal Minds, I can't put her books down. They're vivid and funny, not overly salacious but also never pull back from the gory dealings of death.

My only regret is that at this rate of reading, I'll have read every trilogy before the end of next wee
Miranda "Randy" Knight is a small town sheriff raising her sister on her own. She deals with the town's officials, who feel they can control her, and is dealing with her secret history, until a mysterious series of killings began.

Bring in the FBI and the psychic unit, as the murders begin to escalate and everyone is threatened.

Well written with a good ending, but spoiled by the shifts in scene to another series of murders which involved the same overall team, and gave them a reason to be in App
Sheila Melo
My Favorite of the Series

OUT OF THE SHADOWS is the best of Hooper's Bishop Special Crimes series. It is the story of the namesake of the series and the woman for whom he has been searching. This paranormal suspense fiction is beautifully constructed story about a maniac killer and two people who have pain and mistrust between them.

THE STORY: Special Agent Noah Bishop has been searching for the woman he loves for more than eight years. Before she disappeared, Bishop made a terrible mistake that
Apr 20, 2013 Robin rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like: Mysteries, Romantic Suspense, Psychics, FBI
Warning Note: I never read the last page of a mystery.

What would be the point? This being mentioned, my review might not be to your tastes. I BELIEVE you can guess the basic concept of the book from what is found above or on the back of the book. Maybe you’ll even look at the other reviews on here & it will tell you what happens in the book. Personally, I think if you know what is going to happen in a book why bother reading it? It’s much like movie trailers sometimes. When I actually go to
Dakota Simpson
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Ana T.
The final book in the first trilogy of the Bishop / CSI series brings back Noah Bishop, this time as the main character.
Ever since the first book, Bishop has intrigued me. In the first book we realize he had a troubled past and that he is looking for someone, in the second book there is very little of him, only enough to keeps us in suspense. In this third book, we finally find who he was looking for and we find out what happened in the past.

Miranda Knight is the sheriff of a small town where
Once again, a different book from the first two in this trilogy. I enjoyed the characters of Sheriff Randy and her sister. And while we were introduced to Agent Bishop in the previous book by his best friend, seeing him through the eyes of a strong psychic female character is wholly different. In the observation of Bishop and in his own self-reflection. His character is becoming thoroughly developed and flushed out, while adding dimension to the new character without stealing their spotlight. Qu ...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Synopsis: A picture-perfect Tennessee town has just become a monster's hunting ground. Two bodies are found tortured to death. A third person goes missing. What little evidence is left behind defies all explanation. Is the terror just beginning? Or have the good citizens of Gladstone harbored a dark secret for a long time? Sheriff Miranda Knight is determined to make her small town safe once more.

And she does what she swore she would never do: involve FBI profiler Noah Bishop. He's the one man w
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"A picture-perfect Tennessee town has just become a monster's hunting ground. Two bodies are found tortured to death. A third person goes missing. What little evidence is left behind defies all explanation. Is the terror just beginning? Or have the good citizens of Gladstone harbored a dark secret for a long time? Sheriff Miranda Knight is determined to make her small town safe once more. And she does what she swore she would never do: involve FBI profiler Noah Bishop. He's the one man wh
Angie Diaz
I loved it! One thing I noticed is how the author never changes into Bishop's point of view which can only make me more intrigued about him. Either way this book was an opening to discover a more human side of Bishop and this can only make me love him even more. Great mystery, the ending never thought that person could be a criminal, but he we live in a strange world I guess everything can be expected.
Very good book! I loved finding out about Bishop and Miranda's history.


Teens Starr disappearing in the small little town where Miranda is sheriff. Running away is suspected until they start finding bodies. Miranda calls in Bishop's unit for help despite their history and a vision that doesn't end well for the two of them. Four teenagers and one adult die before Bishop and Miranda let down their defenses and begin to work as a team. In the process, Miranda's sister Bonnie has relea
Nicole Jean
This was the first Kay Hooper book I ever read, and it is still my favourite. The story of Bishop & Miranda is such a draw for me, for reasons I'm not quite sure, and I wish there was another book that focused solely on "their story." (That being said I'm behind about two books, so if this has already happened then I humbly erase my last sentence.)
Much better than the last one, and I actually liked Bishop this time. I am starting to see similarities between the main characters - fragile, something bad happened in their past, drive a jeep, something stops them from seeing what they need to see, and it takes forever and a day for them to solve the case. I'm giving it three stars because I guessed who the killer was before I was halfway through the book.
Brent Soderstrum
This is the third book of the Hooper's Shadows trilogy. Noah Bishop finally becomes more then the secondary character he was in the first two of the Shadows book. In this one, Noah and his FBI special squad are summoned to a small Tennessee town where teenagers are being tortured, killed and their blood and various body parts taken by the killer. The sheriff of the town happens to be Bishop's old girlfriend.

We get a glimpse back into their past. Why did they split up? What horrible event so chan
Tammy Downing
Great suspense story with a twist. The main character and her sister have special extrasensory gifts as do the FBI agents called in to assist in catching a serial killer. Surprise twist towards the end. Very well written. I will be looking for more of Kay Hooper's books.

Apparently this book is a series and I am reading it out of order. That is okay because thus far am loving it and was not expecting the paranormal aspect of it after reading the back cover. Will post a better review after reading it. Currently am frustrated with Miranda because she is not opening herself up for whatever reason that I am not currently understanding. It seems if she would she could protect herself and Bonnie better...............

Okay.awesome. Just finished this book and loved it.
The only thing this series has in common is FBI agent Noah Bishop and various other people with psychic abilities. While Bishop does not have a starring role in the first two books in this series, he is one of the main characters in this novel, the third book in the Shadows trilogy. I found this book the most unbelievable of the three, too many characters with psychic abilities, too few skeptics. However, the premise of story and the crimes committed were more chilling in this book. Also, the me ...more
The suspense was good, but it was definitely the romance that truly hooked me. Favourite out of the Shadows trilogy, that's for sure. And I am sincerely hoping to see future cameos from both protagonists.
The first two books of this series only gave us a glimpse of Noah Bishop. We knew that he was a man driven by a need to defeat evil using his paranormal abilities, and a man haunted by his past. Finally, we got the details of his story. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. That said, one little thing did bother me. Early in the story Bishop says that he knows very little about mediumistic psychics. However when a crisis arises with a mediumistic psychic, he knows exactly what to do, and it is a very ...more
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The 4 rating is because I'm really disappointed in this one. I had a really high expectations here because this book will explain Bishop in a way that I can somehow understand his abilities. I guess that was the cause of my disappointment.

Oh well, the book is still good, by the way. It might not be as good to me as the first two books but this one also has an interesting plot on its own. The person that Bishop's been searching for that was hinted by Cassie in book 1 and by Faith in book 2 was f
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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
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Bishop/Special Crimes Unit (1 - 10 of 16 books)
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  • Hiding in the Shadows (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #2)
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