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Hold Back the Dark

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  95 ratings  ·  13 reviews
IN EILEEN CARR'S HEART-POUNDING ROMANTIC SUSPENSE DEBUT, AN UNSPEAKABLE CRIME WITH A MYSTERIOUS TWIST IS ONLY THE BEGINNING.... SHE' S NO STRANGER TO THE DARKEST PLACES IN THE HUMAN MIND...

Devoted to her troubled clients, clinical psychologist Aimee Gannon never thought she'd be entangled in a murder investigation. But a middle-of-the-night phone call from the Sacramento P
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Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by Pocket (first published 2009)
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Jane Stewart
Fine for mystery and suspense, but I’d prefer a little more character and/or romantic development.

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17-year old Taylor has been seeing psychologist Aimee. Taylor has been cutting herself. One night, the police arrive at Taylor’s home to find her parents murdered and Taylor in a shocked state unable to talk. She has cut herself and used her blood to draw symbols on the walls. Josh is the police detective on the case. He asks Aimee for help getting Taylor to talk and understanding what t
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Heather Adkins
Wonderful! I was worried about the transition to suspense, as I love her "chick lit"-ish books written as Eileen Rendahl, but those worries were unfounded. This novel captures the same wit and real-life poignancy shown in her previous novels, while dealing with issues that are unfortunately true and difficult in psychology. I love the flawed but exceptionally brave heroine, and the gruff, but loving cop hero (who, in interaction with his partner, is startling in its mimicry of reality among cops ...more
Manda Collins
Enjoyed this one, but not as much as the author's second book. I liked the chemistry between Josh and Abbie, and the mystery was complex enough to keep me guessing. I hope there will be more romantic suspense novels from Eileen Carr, but since there's nothing on her website to indicate it, I am not hopeful. :(
Gina
I think it could be because I'm used to reading mystery/romantic suspense that I sort of knew what to look for. By the time I was halfway through, I knew who the killer was and what was sort of going on. What I didn't get was the whole 'why'. Meanwhile, I really liked how the author put the side plot of Aimee's stalker. Boy, was he missing a few fries from his Happy Meal or what?!

Although I did find it a little slow in the beginning, I thought the ending really did make up for it. I did wish we
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Sobia
Mar 25, 2010 Sobia rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one!
Looking for good romantic suspense novel? One that keeps you guessing (while hanging on to the edge of your seat)? That impresses you with a well researched storyline? Ohh and characters that make you wish they were real?

Well then look elsewhere, because this ain't it!

I spent about two months trying to read this The only reason I kept going was because I dint' want another half finished book littering my Mt. TBR pile. Even then, it's because I took it to work with me on days I knew it'd be slow,
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Melanie
Die Polizei findet zwei Leichen. Daneben ein Mädchen, verschlossen, immer wieder vor und zurück wippend. Durch Informationen erfahren sie, dass das Mädchen schon in psychologischer Behandlung ist, worauf sie die Doktorin, Aimee Gannon, sofort kontaktieren. Es handelt sich um die Eltern des Mädchens. Doch keiner weiß was geschehen ist und wer der Täter sein könnte.
Leider fällt die Geschichte um den Teeni Taylor Dawkin etwas kürzer aus, denn die Geschichte von Aimee Gannon und dem Detectiv Wolf st
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Margarks
Initially I enjoyed the book. The suspense/mystery part of the book was pretty good, and I couldn't really tell which of the two probable villains was the real one until close to the end. But, this book had one of my major pet peeves, which is when the heroine does something stupid (goes into danger) because the author is trying to make her seem "independent". Especially when the hero doesn't even ream her out for her carelessness/stupidity. I liked the hero in this a lot better than I liked the ...more
Myrtle Yvonne
Hold Back in the Dark is a quite catchy and horrifying in the beginning because of the girl's traumatic moves and silence because of the murder of her parent. However, it's just one of the suspense books that catch my eye at first. It's quite a good one to read to pass time.
Anne OK
A very good book by a new author to me. Love the storyline wherein a psychiatrist and police officer hook up to solve a murder and help the 17-year old girl who is accused of killing her parent. Well developed mystery with solidly defined characters, both lead and secondary.
Sarah
Great job Eileen! I could hardly put it down. I really liked Aimee and Josh and the ending was a good surprise. You tied up all the loose ends very nicely. When's the next one coming out?
Leslie
Set in Sacramento, a well contrived murder mystery. Fast paced, it kept me up late finishing it...I needed to know how it ended so I could sleep!
Sarah
Overall this was a pretty good book. Kept me guessing to the end about who the bad guy was.
Sally Witt
Could not put it down! Fascinating story of a psychologist, trauma, abuse, and murder!
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I grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. Okay, so I wasn't born there. I was born in Dayton, Ohio, but moved when I was four, and who remembers anything from before they were four? Except I do remember I was born at the Good Samartian Hospital across the street from Baskin Robbins because they sent me a coupon for a free ice cream cone every year until I was twelve. I make a point of remembering anything t ...more
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