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Finding Laura

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  1,472 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
who's the deadliest one of all?

It's an antique mirror that can reveal secrets...or tarnish the truth. And for struggling artist Laura Sutherland, buying it is only the first step into a dark maze of lies, manipulation—and murder. It brings Peter Kilbourne into her life and makes her the prime suspect in his fatal stabbing. Determined to clear her...more
Paperback, 370 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by Bantam (first published October 1997)
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Linda
**On Christmas Eve in 1954, Catherine and her husband had an argument about faith. She gets upset, takes off in her car in the rain and dies in a fiery crash. Her husband tried to save her but there was nothing he could do.**

Fast forward to the present time.

Plain and simple: Laura Sutherland loves mirrors. And not because she is vain. Oh, no. She doesn't understand it herself; when she looks into a mirror she seems to waiting for an unseen force to pull at her. Over the years she has learned to...more
Alkyoni

An old mirror brings a young artist into the home of one of the richest Atlanta families a few days after one of its members gets murdered. Whodunnit?

Finding Laura contains one of my fevorite elements in Romantic Suspense; All the suspects are members of an old family with plenty of secrets.

Unfortunately, it also contains something that ruins most Romantic Suspense books for me, and that is inexplicable character behavior. I understand that the author had to come up with a reason for Laura to vi...more
Lisa
Favorite Kay Hooper book. Hooper is yet another great writer who started out in romance and ditched her readers to go more mainstream. Finding Laura is a great read. Had me thinking about the book for days after reading.
Julie55
Mmmmmm,what can I say....
I loved the beginning ,the middle,but not the end............
Had me engrossed ,they threw me out with the bath water........lol
Stephanie
This is, literally, one of my favorite books ever. There's mystery, romance, a touch of the supernatural... it's got it all.
Courtney
Despite the various negative reviews this is an amazing book. I have absolutely no complaints. I prefer not to add any spoilers so I am going to be fairly vague in my explanations. I am thoroughly pleased with how it began, ended, and everything in between. Some of the people who read this complained that she had 'powers' that didn't make any sense, however, if they actually read it thoroughly and payed attention, everything that Laura can do is for a reason later explained. It has a perfect mix...more
Becky Schulman
Laura Sutherland is an artist and collector of mirrors. She is constantly looking over her shoulder in the mirror's reflection for something/someone missing from her life. The last mirror she buys is from the Kilbourne family, a family with a history or secrets and unexplained deaths. The most recent death of a Kilbourne heir, seemingly linked to the mirror Laura purchased, starts the search for the truth and for what Laura has been missing.
Lisa
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Emily Higgins
Laura Sutherland buys a bronze mirror at a sale of excess items at the Rutherford estate. The next day, Peter Rutherford comes to her home to buy back the mirror. Laura refuses to sell the mirror. When Peter is killed, Laura goes to the Rutherford estate to find out why Peter wanted to buy back the mirror so badly. Laura meets David Rutherford at the estate and feels a strange connection. Good story, if a bit slow in spots.
Louise
Whoa, this was not at all the ending I expected. Kay Hooper has an uncanny ability to intrigue, keep you guessing and totally blow you away at the end!

"It's an antique mirror that can reveal secrets...or tarnish the truth. And for struggling artist Laura Sutherland, buying it is only the first step into a dark maze of lies, manipulation-and murder. It brings Peter Kilbourne into her life and makes her the prime suspect in his fatal stabbing. Determined to clear her name-and uncover Peter's reaso...more
Jennifer Floor
Good read.

Romantic and interesting, a supernatural love story. I would have liked more of the history and less about the apparent curse.
Laura
Yes, I bought this book purely because it had my name written all over it. Don't judge me.

Disappointingly, it turned out to be less about a girl who lived in Brussels with her cat and caught the 92 tram to work everyday, and more about a girl who lived in Atlanta and got drawn into a murder investigation, and a mysterious family.

This isn't a book I would necessarily have chosen to read if it hadn't been for the excitement of discovering someone with the same name as me (really not that challen...more
Patricia
I first read this book about 15 years ago. This book, like some of my other favorites, is one I've read twice now. When I read most books two times, it's like watching a movie after seeing the trailer. I remember parts as I read the books but I have forgotten the whole story and the ending. Makes it better because I can read a great book more than once and it's wonderful. I love this book. Makes the reader wonder a lot about what's happening. Keeps the reader interested. I love how the character...more
Marianne
It was just too... easy. I know there's an element of fantasy to this story, but it wasn't enough for me to accept certain elements of this story. Specifically, Laura's 'feelings' that nudge her into ridiculous decisions, like agreeing to work and stay at the estate of the family of a man she is suspected of murdering. Oh, and I love how her natural lie detecting skill is never addressed, like it's not anything of note or worth explaining.
Brandy
I almost forgot I even read this. It maybe great for some people, but it was way to mystery board game for me. Was it the nanny?? The crazy sister? The power hungry son or the black sheep son? The paranoid mother which rules the family house n everyone's inheritance? I cant even remember who actually done it. Na.. Not for me.
Laura Leane
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Kelly
This book was fairly decent. It dragged in some parts and lacked a meaty plot. I found myself skipping whole pages just to get through the tedious sex scenes. But with that said I did enjoy the story. The ending was the best part and I think that’s where a lot of books fall short. So kudos for a good ending.
Bert Klimas
Meh. Too chick-lit for my taste. I did finish it, but it was an easy skim. I won't bother searching out other titles by the same author. Reviewer Tami Hoag's statement on the cover, "Kay Hooper is a master story-teller" is what made me check this book out, but I'll not fall for her reviews again.
Susan Thompson
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The ending took me totally by surprise and I was completely satisfied with it. Looking forward to reading more of Hooper's novels, especially her Bishop series. I have read the first three in this series and loved them.
Melissa
Love it!!! The book had a little twist I wasn't expecting. :) It was very detailed on the sexual scenes. :) Couldn't put the book down once I started. Love all of Kay Hooper reads so far. Haven't found one that didn't interest me :)
Judy
I forgot how much I enjoyed this author's books. This was an interesting story with an unexpected ending. I will definitely look for other books by this author.
Kim
I'll admit it... I'm a fool for finding good stories with a nice element of thriller, romance, and just a plain good plot. This is one of them. Thoroughly recommended!
Kristin
This book was great! It kept you guessing through the whole books as to "who killed Peter". Also, the end had a cute twist....for those that thing "beyond this world".
Nightengail
Listened to it during my commute. The reader was good defining the characters with her voice. It held my interest but I the story did not have a satisfying ending.
Kerri
First Kay Hooper book I ever read, since this (though it wasn't the best of all her books) I have read nearly every single Hooper book available. Good read.
Kerri Pine
This was the first Kay Hooper book I've ever read and I couldn't even get through it. I'll try another one of hers before I give up.
Randy Holmberg
Decent. Little slow but still good. There are defintly other better books by Kay Hooper, but this one is still good one
MommaLaura
Not my cup of tea. The story was good, but the descent into pornographic love scenes really took away from the story.
The Reading Cove Book Club ❧
18th: FINDING LAURA - Kay Hooper
Chosen By: Connie S.
Trivia Winner - Roberta

~COVE OPINION: C, Okay story
Alm Melson
Mar 21, 2009 Alm Melson is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
So far, too much time is spent on romances and sexcapades instead of on mystery and suspense.
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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.
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