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Chill of Fear (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #8)

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"New York Times" bestselling author Kay Hooper turns up the heat even as she chills readers to the bone with a new suspense novel that distills the essence of fear itself. In this relentless thriller, two psychics put more than their lives on the line to stop a killer darker and more evil than they could ever imagine. . . .
FBI agent Quentin Hayes always knew he had an unu
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Hardcover, First Edition, 325 pages
Published July 26th 2005 by Bantam
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Chill of Fear by Kay Hooper
Series: Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #8
The "Fear" Trilogy, #2
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense / Psychological Thrillers / Paranormal

FBI agent Quentin Hayes always knew he had an unusual talent, even before he was recruited by Noah Bishop for the controversial Special Crimes Unit. But, as gifted as he is, for more than twenty years he’s been haunted by a heartbreaking unsolved murder that took place at The Lodge, a secluded Victorian-era resort in Tennessee. Now he’s retu
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Karen Jones
Nov 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kay-hooper
This is the second in the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Series by Kay Hooper. I really liked this one, but probably not as much as the first one.

This novel is based on another member of the SCU. You get to know Quentin who was introduced briefly in the first novel of the series, Hunting Fear.

The story line goes in a different direction from Hunting Fear. There's still the paranormal, but the crimes being investigated are weird. I don't want to divulge any more than that. It could spoil it for someo
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Darcia Helle
I've been a fan of Kay Hooper's writing since I picked up her first book many years ago. Chill of Fear has a little less action than some of her others but, for me, it was just as good. The story centers around Diana, a woman coming to terms with her ability as a medium. There's mystery, an emerging romance and, of course, the paranormal world of ghosts and extrasensory abilities.

This is part of the ongoing Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series, though it is also broken down into the separate 'Fear
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Kerry Stewart
The first book I've downloaded from my public library to Kindle....too cool
Anita
3.5 Stars


Haunted hotels with long histories and lots of secrets, paranormal murder mysteries with psychic FBI agents, and a woman who can see ghosts and walk with the dead...

Chill of Fear pretty much has Ani-bait written all over it… despite the fact that the summary doesn’t really do much justice for the depth of story that this book covers. Then again, having so much plot going on in the background as well as so much plot going on in the forefront only tends to make one a little confused. Eve
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Sheila Melo
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tension, Romance and Psychic Murders

CHILL OF FEAR is one of the best of the Bishop/Special Crime Unit series. While I have complained about some of the previous entries because of the short shrift given to the romance in this series of paranormal romantic suspense books, this book is pretty darn good even though it ends with just the beginning of what might be termed the actual romance.

THE STORY: Special Agent Quentin Hayes has been obsessed with a murder that happened twenty-five years ago. H
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Toni
Dec 10, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Quentin Hayes always knew he was different, even as a child. Finally, after joining the FBI’s Special Crimes Unit he has a place where he feels he belongs. But, Quentin has another problem besides his psychic abilities. He experienced a horrible tragedy as a child, while staying at The Lodge. This hotel placed in the middle of nowhere Tennessee is quite known for its ability to hide secrets and indiscretions. Quentin has made it a lifelong obsession to solve the mystery of his childhood friend M ...more
S.D.
Apr 03, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quentin Hayes and Noah Bishop are part of the FBI’s Special Crimes Unit. Members use there special “talents” to investigate the paranormal. Hayes keeps returning to an aging resort in Tennessee where a child died twenty-five years ago when he and his family were vacationing. Diana Brisco has been haunted by strange nightmares and visions most of her life so her doctor suggests she spend some time at this retreat drawing as a way to relax. Immediately things start happening. She draws a picture o ...more
Peggy Ferrell
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I bought this book 3 years ago I had placed it on my bookshelf with good intentions of reading it sooner. I am kicking myself now for taking so long. This book is about a Special Crime Unit of the FBI that is composed of psychics. These psychics solve crimes and fall in love and generally help each other to excel with their psychic abilities.

This book is about Quentin Hayes trying to solve a crime that he had the misfortune of witnessing as a child. One of his best friends is murdered and h
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Alice Bash
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Pat
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anything by Kay Hooper is a terrific read. She will capture your attention on the first page and about the time you think you know what is going to happen she will throw in a twist that you won't see coming. I started reading Kay's books right after she started being published. She is still my favorite author. I've read all of her books and have never been disappointed in anything that I've read. There is some mild language, almost all of her books have a touch of the paranormal/esp and a specia ...more
Tameka
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
I don't know how I would feel if I spent most of my life being told I am crazy only to find out that my father was lying to me regardless of the cause. Instead of showing compassion he would be such a cold hearted butthead.
This definately took to a book of strange. The fact that they both were tied to this one single location where all the pieces came together to solve more than one more murder over the centuries.

I do feel cheated only because we never really got an explanation from the father a
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Omaira
Sep 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Un hotel que esconde muchos secretos, crímenes sin resolver y unos protagonistas con poderes paranormales son los elementos que dan forma a esta historia que entretiene y que mejora a medida que avanza. Las primeras y las últimas páginas son las que le hacen perder puntos al libro".

Reseña completa: http://entrelalecturayelcine.blogspot...

Si pudiera, le daría un 3,5/5, pero es que darle un 4 me parece demasiado porque creo que no se le sacó el suficiente provecho a algunos detalles de la trama
Micky Cox
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting twist in this installment of the Bishop Special Crimes Unit series. Someone is killing people at a remote lodge, but it isn't the average killer...but then they never are with this series. Great character development as usual and it was great to see characters from earlier books make a reappearance. The plot was layered, twisted and complicated in all the right ways. If you like a good paranormal mystery then I definitely recommend this book and series to you.
Kathy
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting read. Kept my interest, good character development, on to the next one.
Ellen Breitling
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My most fav. of all from Kay Hoopers Bishop series
Susan Maynes cluff
Def better than the last one. missing some of the romantic build up one would expect in this series but I enjoyed the twist of a non scu detective being the primary psychic to solve the mystery
Bob Connell
Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I couldn't finish this book because the last cd was corrupt
Elizabeth Kennedy
Jun 13, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I disliked this book.
Ana T.
Some of Kay Hooper's stories rely more on the paranormal aspect than others and I have to start by saying that I prefer it when we have a flesh and blood antagonist. But this is a story that it is heavy in the paranormal aspect.

Over a years, a number of crimes were commeited at The Lodge, a vacation resort. Quenting Hayes, one of Bishop's agent was involved in one succh cases when he was a child and and is very much commited to finding out the culprit. Diana Brisco, is a young woman who is atte
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Rivalie (Le Petit Photograph)
Okay, so once again my warning, do not read this before bedtime because it will give you nightmares with ghosts hanging from ceilings and little girls crying with blood dripping. Maybe that's a bit exaggerated, actually it fits the story. That's the level of horror we're talking about here.

At first, Diana seems like this very disillusioned person who doesn't really know what she wants. She gets plagued with these visions of a girl who keeps asking for her help. Then this guy aka Quentin Hayes ap
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Patsy
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Suzanne
Nov 10, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Kay Hooper's Chill of Fear is about Quentin and Diana and their special binding to an old Hotel. Quentin is an FBI agent and part of the Special Crimes Unit (SCU) who is obscessed with a murder from his past. Diana is a woman looking for a cure for what she thinks is mental illness. The two are brought together at The Lodge by forces unknown to them in order to help solve a string of murders, as well as find answers to both of their pasts.

I enjoyed the book, it was light and a quick read. While
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Kris - My Novelesque Life
3 STARS

"BI agent Quentin Hayes always knew he had an unusual talent, even before he was recruited by Noah Bishop for the controversial Special Crimes Unit. But, as gifted as he is, for twenty years he's been haunted by a heartbreaking unsolved murder that took place at The Lodge, a secluded Victorian-era resort in Tennessee. Now he's returned one final time, determined to put the mystery to rest.

Diana Brisco has come there hoping to unlock the mystery of her troubled past. Instead, she is assai
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Azuree
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Psychics and mediums and evil, oh my! Bishop’s band of federal agents is back, this time focusing on Quentin Hayes and a haunted hotel located in the Tennessee Mountains. When Quentin was a boy he summered at The Lodge, a prestigious hotel known for its secrecy. While there, a young girl, his friend, was killed and it has haunted Quentin ever since. Now an adult, Quentin spends his vacations at The Lodge hoping to uncover the mystery of what happened to his friend as well as trying to uncover th ...more
Mary Buckham
Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished-2014
Usually a Kay Hooper book, especially from the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit is a special treat, weaving strong suspense, fascinating facts about psychic abilities and a strong sense of a who-done it, with a strong romantic element. In this particular novel the focus was on FBI agent Quentin Hayes who is seeking answers to a chilling disappearance and murder that happened to a child hood friend. Good premise. Then enters Diana Brisco who has her own demons to exercise. The plot - who or what was re ...more
Doris
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: supernatural, series
This book is excellent as a lead in to the next book in the series, as we are introduced to Diana and some of the team members. Diana sees ghosts, and always has, and in this story she is in a retreat in the mountains where she meets Quentin, was has spent much of his life trying to discover why his little friend, Missy, was murdered.

The cross relationship and histories of the two main characters was well done, as were the children and ghosts who currently inhabit the area. Another well done are
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Maura
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kristen


4 years ago

This is one of my favourite Hooper books! It is spooky, suspenseful, romantic and smart.

Quentin is a wonderful character, who's passion for finding and stopping evil will draw you in as he tries to find and stop whatever the "old evil" that is haunting a beautiful picturesque resort, and has now started killing people.

Enter Diana, resort guest who's trying to stop horrible nightmares and blackouts.

When she and Quentin join forces, the realization (unwillingly at first) that she is ps
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Nickole
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Found this in a bargain bin at a flea market. Slightly tattered, well read, dog-eared... exactly what I'm looking for when I'm there because I want either something I'm familiar with but haven't read OR something unfamiliar that seems promising, this was the latter. Overall I enjoyed this book a lot. Nothing earth shattering and luckily I wasn't held up by not having read the 1st book. I love the idea of a protagonist who is incredibly powerful but also extremely broken and anything super natura ...more
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“There was another pause as Quentin stared at him, and then he said quietly, "It didn't happen up there. What happened twenty years ago."

"I know."

"You know a hell of a lot, don't you." It wasn't really a question.

Bishop smiled. "You think I'd try to recruit a new team member without knowing everything I could about him first? There won't be many secrets in the SCU, Quentin, that goes without saying. We're a unit of psychics. And from the telepaths who can pick up thoughts to the empaths who can pick up pain, we're going to eventually know pretty much everything there is to know about each other.”
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“And as they shook hands, he almost told Bishop about the little voice in his head that was whispering, He'll find Miranda. But not yet. Not just yet.

Then he saw the flicker in Bishop's pale eyes, and realized that the telepath had read him and his little voice. But he hadn't needed a seer to tell him what he was utterly convinced of. He would find his Miranda. Sooner or later.

Quentin wondered if he would be so lucky with the end of his own troubled quest.”
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