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

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  7,451 Ratings  ·  158 Reviews
TO CATCH THIS KILLER, SHE MUST BREAK EVERY RULE AND CROSS EVERY LINE.

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 harboured a dark secret for a l
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 31st 2000 by Bantam
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Sarah Anne
Nov 04, 2013 Sarah Anne rated it really liked it
This one is where the story really takes off and I always feel like the first two are unnecessary. This is Bishop and Miranda's story. Since I read these all out of order the first time, the fact that there was a Bishop and Miranda story surprised me.

Eight years prior to this novel Bishop made a Big Mistake that sent Miranda fleeing with her younger sister, Bonnie. After changing her name Miranda becomes a deputy in a small Tennessee town and eventually becomes sheriff. When a serial killer sta
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Freda Malone
May 28, 2017 Freda Malone rated it it was amazing
So now we are finally able to become more personal with Agent Noah Bishop and again we are plunged into another small town where a serial killer resides. When Sheriff Miranda Knight reunites with her old lover, Bishop - walls slam up, tensions rise and there is no stopping these two from focusing on the case and ignoring the past. We learn that Bishop has formed a 'team' of extraordinary agents, agents with abilities no less and it was a terrific thriller throughout. The killer is a bit weird th ...more
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
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Kristen
Aug 06, 2012 Kristen rated it it was amazing
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
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Marla
Aug 15, 2008 Marla rated it it was ok
SHORT VERSION: AVOID THIS BOOK, AVOID THIS AUTHOR

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
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Karen Jones
Dec 17, 2009 Karen Jones rated it really liked it
Shelves: kay-hooper
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
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Witchmetal
Aug 15, 2016 Witchmetal rated it liked it
3.5 star's. I didn't love this book as much as the first but it was still a good read.
Froggarita
Apr 16, 2013 Froggarita rated it it was amazing
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
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
Casey Fry
Nov 20, 2016 Casey Fry rated it it was amazing
Where Stealing Shadows and Hiding in the Shadows give you glimpses at the mysterious Noah Bishop, this book finally delves into his past and tells you who he really is. You learn of a mistake made in the past and cost of it, while dealing with a serial killer and more questions than answers. And things just get worse. I loved this story immensely, adored Bishop and Miranda, and I can't wait to learn more about them.
Sherri Hunter
Aug 20, 2009 Sherri Hunter rated it really liked it
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.
Mary
Jul 10, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it
Another good book from Kay Hooper who never disappoints her readers. This book has a good story but also lots of background about Bishop and Miranda's relationship past and present. I am behind on the KH books but will definitely keep reading. Recommended!
Ann
May 04, 2017 Ann rated it really liked it
Very good. Suspense, paranormal abilities, romance. Kay Hooper never disappoints.
Robin
Apr 13, 2013 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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Shelley
Dec 05, 2010 Shelley rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-romance
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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Dakota Simpson
Sep 10, 2012 Dakota Simpson rated it it was amazing
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Sheila Melo
Jan 13, 2014 Sheila Melo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
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Chris
Sep 22, 2012 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kay-hooper
THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY

painful, but I did finish it. :-(

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
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Ana T.
Mar 08, 2009 Ana T. rated it really liked it
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
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Enikő
Dec 26, 2013 Enikő rated it it was ok
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
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Gigi
Jun 03, 2013 Gigi rated it it was amazing
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
Kris - My Novelesque Life
3 STARS

"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
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Sydney
Jun 16, 2015 Sydney rated it really liked it
Very good book! I loved finding out about Bishop and Miranda's history.

***spoilers***

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
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Criss
Apr 22, 2012 Criss rated it really liked it
Shelves: pretty-damn-good


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.
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Annette
Jul 24, 2012 Annette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
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
Amy
Dec 08, 2008 Amy rated it liked 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
Anna Mcfadden
Sep 20, 2016 Anna Mcfadden rated it it was amazing
Small town of Gladstone, Tennessee town is the hunting ground for a killer
2 bodies are found tortured to death. What little evidence is left behind defies all explanation. when a third person goes missing Sheriff Miranda Knight knows she needs help and not just any help but the help from the man who broke her heart 8 years ago. FBI Agent profiler Noah Bishop. He's the one man who knows about her unique abilities, and that knowledge almost destroyed her and her sister years ago. with the help of
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Brent Soderstrum
Oct 07, 2012 Brent Soderstrum rated it really liked it
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
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Erjane
May 08, 2012 Erjane rated it really liked it
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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Lora King
Jul 08, 2012 Lora King rated it really liked it
#3 in the series. The beginning of the book was a tad bit slow...well, really quite slow. The book really took off about 3/4 of the way and then it was really good. These books are about a unit of the FBI that uses psychic abilities. There was tension between the main characters that wasn't explained until pretty far in the book and that may be why the beginning was so slow. Once I understood their relationship then the book too off. Small town in TN, teens begin missing and the FBI is called in ...more
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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
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Other Books in the Series

Bishop/Special Crimes Unit (1 - 10 of 17 books)
  • Stealing Shadows (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #1)
  • Hiding in the Shadows (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #2)
  • Touching Evil (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #4)
  • Whisper of Evil (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #5)
  • Sense of Evil (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #6)
  • Hunting Fear (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #7)
  • Chill of Fear (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #8)
  • Sleeping with Fear (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #9)
  • Blood Dreams (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #10)
  • Blood Sins (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #11)

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“The telepathic communication had become obvious rather quickly, and after the second or third time
one or the other of them turned to him with a comment that had clearly been the end of a conversation
rather than the beginning, Tony had strongly objected.
"Will you guys quit that? It's getting spooky. Not to mention confusing."
"He's probably right," Bishop had said, clearly amused. "Or he's just jealous that he can't do it."
Tony had made a rude response to that, even though all three of them knew it was at least half true.”
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