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(PsyCop #4)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  4,125 ratings  ·  410 reviews
Victor Bayne’s job as a PsyCop involves tracking down dead people and getting them to spill their guts about their final moments. It's never been fun, per se. But it's not usually this annoying.

Vic has just moved in with his boyfriend Jacob, he can’t figure out where anything’s packed, and his co-worker is pressuring him to have a housewarming party. Can’t a guy catch a b
Kindle Edition, 169 pages
Published June 1st 2008
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Posted at Shelf Inflicted

I really enjoyed the fourth story in the Psy Cop series. When Vic browses the internet, he realizes his name, the name of the psych training institute where he was institutionalized (Camp Heliotrope), and the names of others he knew there cannot be found. Jacob is asked to help solve an unusual sexual assault case. Vic is starting to learn more about his abilities. And everyone has secrets… even Jacob.

Secrets is another fun story that introduces new characters and revi
Shin Mon Thway
So apparently, Jacob looks at Vic with “Goo Goo” eyes! 😂 (Well, at least according to Carroline .. LOL 🤣)  Anyhow, what an enticing, delicious addition to our beloved PsyCop series! 💙 I loved loved loved every second listening this fabulous book. 😍 You know there’s going to some struggles between Vic and Jacob just from looking at the title. They just bought a cannery turned loft together in the last book and now they are officially moving into a home that they co-own. And I’m surprised that aft ...more
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing

4.5+ stars

My list:

My new favorite place to be: in Victor Bayne’s Head
My new dream man: Jacob Marks (even with his psych/ghost kink)
My new wish list: to have 3 si/no questions w/ Lisa
My new biggest fear: that I’ll run out of PsyCop to read
My new enemy: Crash. Mind your own business and leave my boys alone.
My new authoress crush: JCP!!!
My new word du jour: “cripes”
My new home: a converted cannery warehouse, with Vic & Jacob, and our king-sized bed. :)

Book 4 is the best of the series…so far (
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.***Review posted January 20, 2014

Jacob Baba is being pensive…the beginning of the end.
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It was good and I liked it. Yet there’s no getting round it to point out that I felt somewhat underwhelmed—even bored at times. I guess I just expected…more? In fact, there was nothing earth-shattering about all those little secrets even though I know that all the talk about Heliotrope Station and Vic not (view spoiler) will lead us to the
So in love with this series right now...
I'm not sure which part was weirder - that it had taken me so long to find someone I was serious about, or that it had even happened to me at all. I'd always figured I was too screwed up to do the whole long-term relationship thing with anybody. Ever.
Domesticity is not Victor's strong suit.

He and Jacob aren't even completely moved into their new home when Jacob gets called away on a case. Not a huge surprise for one of them to get called awa
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Another amazing installment in the PsyCop series. I'm just going to get gushier and gushier in each review because I love each serving of this series that Jordan Castillo Price dishes out. I am fascinated by Vic and his history, and this book gave us yet another peek into what makes him tick. The characters are all so well developed that I can picture each and every one of them, and I feel like I know them personally.

This book in particular kept me guessing and kept me on my toes. It was that d
Written February 12, 2015

4.2 Stars - Creeping exciting. I'm another PsyCop fan

Book #4

This was the first full-lenght novel in this series I have been reading by myself. I audiobook listened to the three previous. I'm not sure but I may prefer to listening to these stories. They feel more like witty fun when I hear Gomez Pugh reading for me.

I liked but didn't love the first two. I loved the third and they were all tempting good serie-parts to make me need more. This series fee
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another entry in the Psycop chronicles that further develops the personal histories of the two major characters and throws in some new twists about the past. This entire series is really just turning into one long novel with each book about the equivalent of a very long entry (these are each standard novel size but one). The positive side is that it can be a BIG story with lots of characters who come and go; the negative side is that it's easy to lose track of characters from the first two books ...more
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Another good book in the series overall, but it did have annoyances. Before my complaints, I'll go over the positive parts - Jordan's still into Victor to the point to where I realize it's a type of psychological kink thing, the humor is as funny as ever in Vic's internal monologue, there's a plot that's creatively invented (villain mixed with supernatural in a bizarre way....).

The instant messenger thing was especially hilarious.

On the negative side, there's a few things that don't make sense.
5 ++++Cripes stars


This is the fourth book in the PsyCop series, so far my favorite in this series..Vic and Jacob have finally found a house and are living together. Like the title, there were some secrets revealed that left Vic questioning his existence and sanity.

Vic is pretty much Vic as usual , funny, crazy ghost seeing we see him deal with his insecurities. He starts to question his relationship with Jacob when he goes through his stuff and finds a video of Jacob and Crash (Ad
Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
Audio 5 Stars
Story....4.25 Stars

If not for strong relationship between Jacob and Victor, I'd worry about Victor's fascination with Crash. 😬
Holy cripes.

Let’s start with that first chapter and the sex that ensued, shall we?

These two are so damn hot with the dirty talk and the biting and the face fucking. Oh my fucking… fuck!

Victor Bayne might be one of my favorite characters. Actually, there’s no might about it, he is one of my favorite characters. He has his own brand of crazy and I love it.

Secrets was definitely more relationship focused than the others in the series, which is probably why it's my favorite, so far. There were lot
* A Reader Obsessed *
Well the title of this story is definitely appropriate. Secrets abound in many forms this go around - suppressed memories, covert meetings, hidden agendas, and apparently a deep conspiracy.

This is probably my favorite entry so far because instead of just one mystery to focus on, new threads are emerging and contributing to an overall story arc that is just starting to show itself.

So you've got Vic, who is now starting to ask questions - questions about his job, his past and his relationship. He
Book #4 and it just keeps getting better and better. I’m on a roll!

Ms Price does a cracking job at keeping me glued to this series. The characters are so vividly depicted through Victor’s interpretation of events. His winning narration is full of neurotic musings, misgivings and paranoia over uhm… well, everything. You wouldn’t think this is fun at all, but oh dear lord - it so is!

Victor Bayne is the funniest neurotic I I’ve ever met. I already loved him, now I ADORE him and love him and want h
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it

Attraction’ in action. These guys were like poor Tom below. Well Jacob mainly but Vic not far behind.

Vic had a kind of epiphany in this one, first about himself, about what he is and what had happened to him and then about Jacob who seems to be so in control but it seems that, that control is shaky as well. Victor is finally becoming aware. So we have Victor all hot and bothered, asking, demanding, chasing. I like this Vic. This was a wake up call – opens up the past and the future both for Vic
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Well, the title says it all. Everyone has secrets in this.

This is still not overly angsty in the relationship department, but I do wish these guys would communicate more. Vic is scared that Jacob will finally see what a headcase he is, and Jacob is worried Vic can't handle some stuff Jacob is dealing with.

But they still feel pretty solid to me, and I just love all the ghost stuff. And Vic, I want to have his babies.
Secrets delivered hours of spectral mystery, hilarious banter, relationship troubles and passionate love. As always the star of the book, Victor Bayne, was his awkward and snarky self. I enjoyed his Jacob's deepening feelings and that Vic finally figured out, sort of, what made Jacob tick.

The case was rather interesting - spiritual and spooktastically awesome. I enjoyed the crew brainstorming and figuring it all out. Secondary characters featured strongly this time giving a little glimpse into
I enjoyed this book immensely. What I liked the most was how imperfect Vic and Jacob were. How real and sometimes raw their relationship was and how for the lack of better word perfect they fit together because of it.

It's nice to read a novel when you can relate to main characters in some way. The way they communicate, how Jacob digs Vic's talking about ghosts is one of the best parts of the book. I think that they are meant to be - like soulmates. They are so different yet when they are togeth
Another awesome read. These books are like crack. Off to the next one :)
4.5 stars

I think this is my favorite yet from the PsyCop series. Each book is getting better. First, the mystery here is different, I actually care about what happens and I want to know the perp. Second, it's good to see the old character back - Lisa the "si-no" who was missing in the 3rd book. Third, and the best thing, the development in Victor and Jacob relationship. My favorite scene will be when Victor confronted Jacob when he suspects his boyfriend to be two-timing him with Crash (the ex-b
Oct 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Up to now 4 book and 5 stars to all!!!
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Maybe is th first time I'm giving 5 stars to all book of a serie, but I can't denied... I looooooooooove Vic, Jacob, Crahs, Lisa, EVERYONE! All characters are so well developed, and obviously also the paranormal-romance (its almost a an erotic level).
So I'm giving 5 stars because I'm getting everything I appreciate: laugh,turn on, mystery and suspense, action... Everything!!!

Quick review, I know but is useless write more... only reading you wil
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-romance
The one where Vic gets pissed

......4.5 Stars........Is it even possible to dislike a PsyCop book? So far, I’ve loved them all and am so happy that there are so many more awaiting me.

If you haven’t started this series, do it now. Really. If you’ve read this 4th book, you probably gave it 5 Stars, too. So. What’s left to say? It was nice to have Lisa back. There was a kick-ass sex scene in the beginning. Victor got drunk. Crash is PMing him. And Victor is looking for answers about his Camp Hell bu
Ula'ndi Hart
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq
Overall book rating: 4.25
Audio Book: N/A
Book Cover: 3

So I’m really happy that I kept reading.

My conclusion is that poor Vic is hitting a whole bunch of realizations in his thirties. Stuff he totally missed because he may or may not have been on “cruise-control” aka Auracell-high.

All the “little” things from his past, his childhood, the institution, and of course the much dreaded Heliotrope Station is coming back with a bang and demanding his attention. Of course Vic doesn’t WANT to remember t
Claudie ☾
Oooh, looks like Jacob has a darker side as well… I loved him in this book (even if he did some things that made me mad, too...). That psychic kink of his is ridiculous, though! 😂 Ridiculous, but HOT. These two are burning up the sheets. 🔥

The case was super interesting and kept me guessing — but that’s nothing new when it comes to this amazing series! JCP rocks.
This series gets better with every new book I read (yep, I'm doing them all) that I want to kick myself for having given the previous such a high review but the fact is that each one is perfect unto itself.

JCP is so brilliant that if you look at the first half of this book nothing really happens and yet everything is in motion. What we have is Vic settling into his new place and life with Jacob, navigating his ever curious relationship with Crash and starting to get comfortable in his own skin.
This is when I wish there were more than 5 stars & I realize I need to bring my 4 star ratings down to 3. This is an absolutely incredible series which gets better with every one. Damn, JCP is just amazing. As much as I love Vic, Jacob gets better and better - this was totally his best book yet & I love how it is all told from Vic's perspective, we still get to know Jacob even more intimately... just perfectly done.

Re: The Audible Verision
And, holy hell - Gomez Pugh couldn't possibly be any bett
I am addicted to this series! But this book is IMO the best so far! I think that I will never get tired to say that Vic and Jacob have a fantastic relationship! They are funny, they are so HOT, they like kinky sex (mostly Jacob), and they understand each other! In this book I had a better vision of the turbulence inside Vic's head!

I also have to say that I'm loving the other characters!

The title of the next book is making me anxious, but I want it!
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it

This is how my relationship with this book developed:

Many thanks to Dani and Sofia who stopped by to chat with me about what Vic was going through here.

On to Camp Hell.
As I've read this series, I've been waiting for the "real" Jacob to make an appearance. Seeing him only from Vic's POV, he comes across as pretty much perfect. But wow -- they say "be careful what you wish for" for a reason. (view spoiler) I was thinking ...more
Jun 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, m-m, e-book
This fourth installment of the PsyCop series is called Secrets and the title says it all: everybody is keeping secrets from everyone. Meanwhile there’s a gruesome case to be solved.

I found the crime story in Secrets to be the most interesting of the series till date, but the reason I read these books is because of the characters and there were some great revelations and developments going on!

I just can't stress how much I love Vic. He feels so real and his inner turmoil just makes my heart ache
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Author and artist Jordan Castillo Price writes paranormal sci-fi thrillers colored by her time in the Midwest, from inner city Chicago, to various cities across southern Wisconsin. She’s settled in a 1910 Cape Cod near Lake Michigan with tons of character and a plethora of bizarre spiders. Any disembodied noises, she’s decided, will be blamed on the ice maker.

Jordan is best known as the author of

Other books in the series

PsyCop (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Criss Cross (PsyCop, #2)
  • Body and Soul (PsyCop, #3)
  • Camp Hell (PsyCop, #5)
  • GhosTV (PsyCop, #6)
  • Spook Squad (PsyCop, #7)
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