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Hold Back the Dark

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  140 Ratings  ·  20 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.

STORY BRIEF:
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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Sobia
Jan 02, 2010 rated it did not like it
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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Manda Collins
Sep 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
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. :(
Janelle
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great suspense with lots of twists and turns.
Melanie
Sep 01, 2013 rated it liked it
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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Kay-em
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: okay-ish
There are a few things I liked about this book. Its low price on kindle for one thing (relative to number of pages) is quite a bargain; also the mystery plot was fairly unpredictable...enough to keep me reading till the end. That said, the not so interesting parts lowered its ranking significantly for me. For instance, the romance was weak and unbelievable. I don't mind the romance plot being "barely there" but it should at least progress gradually in order to make it credible. In this case, the ...more
Sariah
Mar 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aimée Gannon, une psychologue, est appelée par le détective Josh Wolf de la police de Sacramento pour réclamer son aide pour une affaire. Taylor, une de ses patientes, est dans un état catatonique, incapable d'émettre un son et couverte de coupures et de sang. Elle a retrouvé ses parents sauvagement assassinés laissant sur le mur des symboles tracés avec son propre sang.(...)
Comme dans Disparu dans la nuit, Eileen Carr met en avant l'aspect polar plutôt que la romance potentielle entre les deux
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Gina
May 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
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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Margarks
Mar 16, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary, romance
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
Chetta
Oct 17, 2015 rated it liked it
I kept waiting for the characters to find themselves in their own characters and not sure they ever did. Each one was a little too shallow and sometimes they blended, with one taking on the others characteristics.

I didn't care for the use of old cliques. "What bee got under his bonnet, Mother didn't raise no fools, and he looked like Opie going to fish in the crick," to name a few. They seemed dated since no one uses these anymore and these characters are not that old. I realize there are rerun
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Heather Adkins
Mar 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Coraline
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eileen car a le don pour nous offrir des romantic suspense sombres et captivants. L'intrigue nous tient en haleine de la première à la dernière page, l'histoire d'amour est légère et n'empiète en rien sur le reste du récit. Et les personnages sont très intéressants qu'ils soient du bon ou du mauvais côté. Bref on passe un super moment !
Myrtle Yvonne
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
May 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
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?
Lucie
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deux intrigues en unes, une héroïne fragile et déterminée comme je les aime.

Ma chronique : https://luxnbooks.wordpress.com/2015/...
Leslie
Apr 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
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!
Sally Witt
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Could not put it down! Fascinating story of a psychologist, trauma, abuse, and murder!
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Sarah
Jan 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Overall this was a pretty good book. Kept me guessing to the end about who the bad guy was.
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