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

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  5,294 ratings  ·  98 reviews

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...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 31st 2000 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2000)
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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...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...more
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...more

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...more
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
Sharal 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.
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
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 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...more
Lora King
#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
I love the idea of paranormal skills. This book certainly did not chintz on the paranormal. Bishop is in love. I am going to read more of the series.
Glenn Harris
Another entry in this series featuring a special FBI unit that utilizes psychics to deal with "unusual" cases. Very well done.
This is a a great thriller by Kay Hooper, the third in the series, which has a lot of twists. A serial killer is praying on teenagers and making them his victims in a small town in Tennessee. It's up to Sheriff Miranda Knight to figure out why, and then later, later to bring in the FBI. And that includes her former lover, Agent Noah Bishop, along with his team, to profile the killer. Meanwhile an evil spirit is after her sister Bonnie. This has plenty of suspense to keep you guessing to the end...more
Pj Szynski
Very simple, but very fun, casual read!
My first book by Kay Hooper. I look forward to more of Noah Bishop.
This was a very interesting books with mystery, supernatural and some spookiness. Ms. Hooper is from Rutherfordon where my husband works. I wish I had not read this one first as it is the 3rd in a series of "Shadows" books by her. I probably will not go back and read 1 and 2 since I've read 3. Instead I will chose another first from her various series. I enjoyed her writing and stayed up late to finish this one. I am proud to say that NC has many excellent authors and I am looking forward to rea...more
I really enjoyed this book once I figured out the author had intentionally written it to leave the reader up in the air about what was going on with the main characters (Bishop and Melinda.) For the first half of the book I was really confused. I thought I must have missed something in the first two books, or even missed a prequel somewhere. I went so far as to look up her book list and read the summaries. Once the relationship "mystery" started to unfold, however, I could relax and enjoy the "r...more
I really enjoyed this book. I think Kay Hooper does a great job of keeping the reader engaged and in making the characters well rounded. They are fairly easy reads and written rather well, for the genre. Most 'mysteries' are difficult for me because I see the ending coming a mile away but I found that this book kept me wondering until just before the big reveal which is rare for me. I enjoyed it and will continue to read her books as I need 'lighter' reading to supplement my other more intense b...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...more
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