Kay Hooper lives in a very small town in North Carolina (U.S.A.). She is the author of many novels, among them Hold Back the Dark (A Bishop/SCU Novel) (April 2018). Learn more about the author and her book, as well as ratings and reviews on the latter.
Kay Hooper is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series and the Bishop Files series.
Kay was born in California, in an air force base hospital since her father was stationed there at the time. The family moved back to North Carolina shortly afterward, so she was raised and went to school there.
She graduated from East Rutherford High School and attended Isothermal Community College — where she quickly discovered that business classes did not in any way enthrall her. Switching to more involving courses such as history and literature, she also began to concentrate on writing, which had been a longtime interest. Very quickly hooked, she asked for a Christmas typewriter and began seriously working on her first novel. That book, a Regency romance titled Lady Thief, sold to Dell Publishing in 1980. She has since published more than 70 novels and four novellas.
Let’s take a closer look now at Hold Back the Dark (A Bishop/SCU Novel), a suspense and supernatural thriller, which came out in April 2018.
A town in the thrall of evil. A summons that can’t be ignored. The SCU returns in a nail-biting novel from New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper.
The Chosen have been warned. Powerful psychics across the globe have gotten the same eerie and insistent message: Go to Prosperity. Because in this small North Carolina mountain town, madness has taken hold…
Trapped in a nightmare they can’t escape, the residents of Prosperity are killing one another, waking up with no memory of the monstrous acts they’ve committed–or the reasons why. Chief Deputy Katie Cole knows that whatever evil is afoot is beyond her expertise, and beyond the understanding of Sheriff Jackson Archer. They need help.
The Special Crimes Unit is called in for its specific brand of investigation, to aid the Chosen as well as the once-peaceful mountain town. It will take all the agents’ training, all their experience, and every extra sense they can call on to get to the bottom of things in Prosperity. And as a sinister pattern begins to emerge, even the most experienced and hardened SCU agents must brace themselves for a flood of darkness unlike any the world has ever seen…
Praise for New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper and her novels
“A dark thriller that plunges readers into the disturbing side of the paranormal.”—Fresh Fiction
“Filled with page-turning suspense.”—The Sunday Oklahoman
“A stirring and evocative thriller.”—Palo Alto Daily News
“When it comes to delivering the creepy and supernatural, Hooper is on a roll.”—RT Book Reviews
“Kay Hooper has given you a darn good ride, and there are far too few of those these days.”—Dayton Daily News
“It passed the ‘stay up late to finish it in one night’ test.”—The Denver Post
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