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The Final Seven

(The Lightkeepers #1)

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The first Saturday in July. . . A missing coed . . .The number seven carved into her door . . .

The countdown has begun.


New Orleans Detective Micki Dee Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially not Zach "Hollywood" Harris, an irreverent charmer, fresh out of an experimental FBI program. And her assignment -- keep him alive while he fights c
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Published February 11th 2016 by Brilliance Audio
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Deanna
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 Stars

The Final Seven is the first in Erica Spindler's new series called The Lightkeeper's. Although she's written many other books, this is her first series. I think this is her first "Supernatural Suspense." She is frequently called "The Master of Addictive Suspense" and "Queen of the Romantic Thriller."

I've read a few of Erica Spindler's other books and really enjoyed them. I really wasn't sure how I would feel about this one as I don't normally read supernatural type books. I'm not agai
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Alex is The Romance Fox
I have read quite a few books by Erica Spindler, which have been mostly in the romantic/suspense genre.
The Final Seven, the 1st book Erica Spindler’s latest The Lightkeepers Series is a bit different from what I have read by her in the past, which have been more in the romantic/suspense genre.

This series has a supernatural/paranormal “touch”. A group of people, working for a task force named Sixers, who have special abilities to fighting crime and evil.

The first book lays the foundation to the
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Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

I have some mixed feelings about this book. There were a lot of things that I did like but there were times that the story dragged for me. I just never really got sucked into the story. It wasn't a bad book in any way but it was a book that I found really easy to set aside. I thought it was okay and think that future books in the series may be a bit more enjoyable for me.

This book really laid the groundwork for a new series. A series with a b
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"Avonna
Jan 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley
The Final Seven (The Lightkeepers, #1) by Erica Spindler is the start of a new series and genre for this author. I have always enjoyed Ms. Spindler’s Romantic Suspense books and I also like a good paranormal story which is how this new genre book is advertised and why I wanted to try it.

NOPD Detective Micki Dare is a veteran, no nonsense cop who looks like a blonde bombshell and is partnered with Zach ‘Hollywood’ Harris from an FBI experimental program. The program participants are called Sixer
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Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Sometimes, I just don't understand why a book doesn't work for me. I mean I loved the next book in this series and I like the characters. But, The Final Seven is just one of those books that fail to grab my interest. For one thing, did it take me several days to finish the book and it's not a thick book with small font. I just felt that my heart was not in it. One theory I have is that I knew what would happen since I read the next book in the series. But, I usually don't have any problems with ...more
Linda Strong
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015

WOW! This is a departure from Erica Spidler's usual books. Having read the author's books for several years, I wasn't sure how I was going to like this one. I kept hearing things like .. supernatural .... psychics ...... good vs evil .... things I would never have associated with this author.

BOY! WAS I WRONG! This is a super-duper read. Supernatural? YES psychics? YES Good vs Evil? YES And those factors turn this into a fascinating read.

NOPD Detective Micki Dare is a take-charge type of cop. She
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Alyse
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Lightkeepers Series
The Final Seven (Book 1)

The Final Seven is the first book in Erica Spindle's new The Lightkeepers series. It is different from any of the other Erica Spindle book's I've read because it brings in a little paranormal aspect to it, which I thought worked really well. This book was definitely different then the books that I have been reading lately, which I think was part of why I enjoyed it so much. Can't wait to see what else happens with Micki and Zach.

NOPD Detective Micki
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Tez
Aug 29, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Erica Spindler is one of the few crime writers I still read regularly. The Final Seven is a departure from her usual fare, in content AND in publication. (It's self-published only in the US. Otherwise, Hachette's the publisher in the UK and Australia.) While it has good things in common with the author's thrillers, this first book in the Lightkeepers series has a paranormal bent.

And herein is the problem, because I don't connect with the concept. The FBI has launched a special division for paran
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BookLover
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Erica Spindler Books in exchange for an honest review.

The Final Seven was not what I was expecting. Overall, I enjoyed it. It was fast paced and suspenseful.

This series kicks off with the pairing of Micki and Zach. Micki worked for the New Orleans Police Department and got a new partner, Zach, who was part of a secret group called the Sixers. Zach has 6th sense abilities.

There was a lot happening in this book. Almost too much.

The following
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"Avonna
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
The Final Seven (The Lightkeepers, #1) by Erica Spindler is the start of a new series and genre for this author. I have always enjoyed Ms. Spindler’s Romantic Suspense books and I also like a good paranormal story which is how this new genre book is advertised and why I wanted to try it.
NOPD Detective Micki Dare is a veteran, no nonsense cop who looks like a blonde bombshell and is partnered with Zach ‘Hollywood’ Harris from an FBI experimental program. The program participants are called Sixers
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Gary
Dec 09, 2015 rated it liked it
I have read and enjoyed other books by Erica Spindler but in all honesty this book was not for me. I love Mystery Thrillers but I found this supernatural thriller a little out of my genre.

Detective Micki Dee Dare gets an unwanted new partner, Zach “Hollywood” Harris from an experimental FBI program. She is tasked with keeping him alive while he fights crime using his special skill. I did enjoy parts of this novel but generally struggled to keep interested throughout and felt disappointed with th
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Betsy
Apr 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: z-2018-apr
Book #1 in The Lightkeepers series. I am a fan of Erica Spindler so I was excited when a friend sent me a message that this book was free. I grabbed it without even reading the description. This is unlike anything I have read by her. I am not usually a fan of paranormal, but I went with the flow. I liked the premise better than I expected. As with most of Spindler's books, I enjoyed the characters and the writing. I did feel that the ending was rushed and several questions were not answered. Wil ...more
Debbie
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Erica Spindler has gone and changed genre's on us and I loved it!! Known for her romantic suspense novels or just plain suspense, she takes a step into the paranormal side. Thankfully, there are no vampires or werewolves.

Her latest book, first in a series, takes place in New Orleans and deals with rough, tough, take no prisoners female detective who just happens to look like a blonde Angelina Jolie. Now I've seen a blonde Angelina Jolie in "Girl Interrupted" and frankly, that girl scared me. HA
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Julie

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I was lucky enough to have picked up my first Erica Spindler book more than a decade ago ... I don't know when exactly that was ... I was in high school ... holy crap ... it was almost 20 years ago. Damn. Well, I've been a fan for a very long time. DECADES. I don't know how many of her works I've read but I like her suspense novels the best. This amazing lady can weave a story like no one's business. When I saw that The Final Seven was on NetGalley, I didn't even read the blurb; I just knew that
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Sharon
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Erica Spindler Books and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.

The government has acknowledged the existence of a 6th sense and has started an experimental program called The Sixers. The participants have certain abilities and are trained at a specialized academy. Detective Michaela "Micki" Dare of the NOPD is receiving one of said recruits as her new partner. Picked as Zach's partner for her ability to stay professional and block people out
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Julia
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This new series is an amazing start into a new genre for Erica Spindler as it differs majorly from the usual romance-suspense book - but don't be scared, it reads as wonderful as ever!

NOPD Veteran Detective Micki Dare is partnered with Zach, one of the participants of a FBI experimental program in which the participants are called Sixers. They all have special abilities and levels and as the disappearance of two young girls has everyone fighting to find answers the Sixers fight to find and
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Wendy
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love everything Erica Spindler writes! This is no exception. It's a little bit different from her regular novels but still fast, gripping and a great read. On to the next! ...more
Sarah
Dec 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given an ARC of The Final Seven from NetGalley for an honest review and this is my review.
This is one of the best books I have read in very long time and I am not sure how I am going to be able to wait almost an entire year for the next book in this series it is that good. I fell in love with Zach and Micki from the start and the idea of Sixers was fascinating and this book is just fabulous.
Now with that said key me explain a bit. Zach and Micki are two people who are paired up in the New
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JG
When I requested to review Erica Spindler's newest book, The Final Seven, I was expecting a thrilling mystery suspense that would keep me on the edge and turning the pages. I wasn't disappointed in fact this was one book where a reader would definitely try to guess where the story is headed. What I didn't count for is the almost X-file-ish thing going on with a female protagonist, Micki Dare who happens to be a bad ass cop paired with a paranormal specialist trained by the FBI, Zach Harris. Thes ...more
Kelli Jo
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spindler does it again and again!! She's the Queen of Cop Stories - this new series brings a touch of the supernatural! Micki is the tough detective who doesn't put up with anything and Zach is the FBI hotshot forced upon her that she has to partner with - and keep his secret. Co-eds start coming up missing and it'll take Mick's cop instincts and Zach's "special" talents to find them. The threat they are up against is not of this world, and if it wins, Hell could reign on Earth. The investigatio ...more
Sandra
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
While different than most of her books, this promises to be a fabulous series. It was gripping and I couldn't put it down. Floor needs swept, couldn't stop reading. Meeting my sons girlfriend for the first time in a few hours, still couldn't put it down. It was heartfelt and gripping without being spooky. I enjoyed it and will be thinking about them for quite a while. Anxiously awaiting the next one! ...more
Von Bradley
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This page turner was difficult to put down! It held my interest and I found it to be a fast and easy read! I highly recommend this book! I am looking forward to the next and hopefully I can get my hands on it soon!

Sarah Mountford
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this novel - the first I've read by this author... So excited to have found a new great author to read! ...more
Shell Baker
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was over the moon to be receive an advanced reader's copy of The Final Seven, being a massive Erica Spindler fan I am very familiar with her work. As always she never fails to disappoint, The Final Seven is the first in a new series by Erica called the Final Seven. And what a brilliant read it is to, I was hooked from the start and devoured this in one sitting.

The Final Seven is a paranormal crime thriller I must add and totally different to Erica's normal Romance Mystery thrillers. But I am a
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Trish R.


Ok, so this is a fairly good book BUT at not even at 50% and our hero had already puked twice. I was hoping THAT wouldn’t continue, eeww.

It was a paranormal story and that was a good thing. Zach and Micki were teamed together in the NOPD. He was called a Sixer because of his paranormal abilities and she was a non-believer in his mumbo-jumbo, which she soon began to believe in. THEN the un-believable came about and she had a hard time with that; they were not looking for a “somebody” that had ki
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The Breakneck Bookworm
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow doesn't come close to describing this book!
This book is different to the usual style of books Erica writes but it still packs a punch. This book still holds true with the crime element but the addition of the supernatural element only makes the book more interesting! Micki "mad dog" Dare is a kick butt no nonsense cop who becomes the unwilling partner to a fresh nosed FBI recruit Zac "Hollywood" Harris. Recruited due to his unusual powers and part of the sixers program, they embark on what i
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Darcia Helle
I love the kind of supernatural thriller that makes you believe it could happen, and Erica Spindler delivers that here in a spectacular way.

First, this book has Spindler's trademark twists and turns. The action kept me involved and on edge from beginning to end.

The characters propel the story, so that I cared what happened to all of them. Some are normal humans, others are gifted, and all are complex people.

Then we have the good versus evil aspect, which might sound trite and overdone but defin
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Renée Verdoodt
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm Always excited when Erica Spindler publishes a new book!
She makes the perfect cocktail of murder, crime, detectives, action, suspence... even some romance. She always finds the right balance.
When I start one of her books, I can't put it down!!
So now, THE FINAL SEVEN arrived...
Oh boy, was I in for a treat!!
Some known characters make their appearance (Killian), wich is cool :)
But besides the murder, crime, detectives etc Erica Spindler added a new ingredient to this book!
The "paranormal"...
Thi
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Joanne Robertson
Erica Spindler is one of my very favourite authors and after I discovered one of her books on holiday a few years ago, I have read and loved everything she has written. Her usual genre is romantic suspense but she has had a bit of a change in direction here with a paranormal thriller, which I was very keen to try but unfortunately, it just wasn't for me.
Much as I love this author and will continue to read her future thrillers, I won't be reading anymore of this series. Nothing to do with the qu
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Mary Johnson
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was given an Advance Readers Copy in exchange for an honest review.

Enjoyable, escapist read with strong central characters. A story that cuts across the genres: thriller; sci-fi; parapsychology and horror to lay the foundation for a series. I believe this series could become 'meatier' by focusing on the thriller/ mystery element and only touching on the good versus evil battle without letting that aspect become the dominant.

An easy and gripping story that has held me during a time of 'challen
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