3. Blood Dreams by Kay Hooper

Okay, we all know I’m a sucker for Hooper’s SCU/Bishop series. And I was SO EXCITED when I found out a new one was coming out. This one, however, was SO DISAPPOINTING. And sure it’s the same formulaic doodah that she always writes: Psychic investigator needs to solve a mystery and fall in love BOTH AT THE SAME TIME. But this time it’s like she didn’t even try to make the love story interesting NOR the solving of the crime. The love story was all, “Why did you leave for ten years?”

“I just left. I had things…”

“Why did you come back?”

“my sister needed me.”

“Was that the only reason?”

“I don’t…Look, I’m busy trying to solve a crime.”

“So am I. Let me help you with your psychic dreams…like how we used to do.”

“No! It’s too dangerous! I’ve gotta go.”

And on and on over and over. and the crime solving was also more of the same,

“Have we solved the crime yet?”

“No, we need more clues. Anyone?”

“We’ll have to wait for him to slip up and make a mistake.”

“There’s been another murder.”

“Let’s investigate.”

“Any of you psychics getting anything? no? Then I guess we could sit around and talk about how we haven’t got any clues and how we’ll have to wait for him to make a mistake.”

This book ended in such a way that really it wasn’t an ending and she’s leaving it WAY THE HELL open I guess for the next book. Which I say I won’t read, but you know I totally will. But if it sucks like this one I will swear off her books for good just like I did with Cornwell’s Scarpetta series back in 2005.


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