Stealing Shadows: A Bishop/special Crimes Unit Novel by Kay HooperStealing Shadows: A Bishop/special Crimes Unit Novel by Kay Hooper

Stealing Shadows: A Bishop/special Crimes Unit Novel

byKay Hooper

Mass Market Paperback | September 5, 2000

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What if you can enter a madman's cruel mind as he plans his vicious crimes? What if you can see the terrified face of his prey as he moves in for the kill—but you can't stop his frenzy once he strikes?

Psychic Cassie Neill helps the L.A. police catch killers—until she makes a terrible mistake and an innocent child dies. Cassie flees to a small North Carolina town, hoping that a quiet life will silence the voices that invade her unwilling mind. But Cassie's abilities know few boundaries. And she's become certain—as no one else can be—that a murderer is stalking Ryan's Bluff.

It's his fury that Cassie senses first, then his foul thoughts and perverse excitement. Yet she doesn't know who he is or where he will strike. The sheriff won't even listen to her—until the first body is found exactly where and how she predicted. Now a suspect herself, she races desperately to unmask the killer in the only way she knows: by entering his twisted mind. Her every step is loaded with fear and uncertainty...because if he senses her within him, he'll trap her there, so deep she'll never find her way out.

In Stealing Shadows, Kay Hooper introduces FBI agent Noah Bishop, whose rare gift for seeing what others do not helps him solve the most puzzling cases. Now, Bishop's adventures continue in two new electrifying tales of psychic suspense.

Beware of what you see. It's dawn when the police arrive at the murder scene. The victim is propped against a tree, her eyes still open, her head tilted, her lips parted in a silent cry. Just as Cassie Neill predicted. Just as she saw while she was inside the killer's mind. The killer knew she was there. And next time he won't let her get away.
Kay Hooper, who has more than thirteen million copies of her books in print worldwide, has won numerous awards and high praise for her novels. She lives in North Carolina.
Title:Stealing Shadows: A Bishop/special Crimes Unit NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 6.88 × 4.13 × 1.04 inPublished:September 5, 2000Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553575538

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Read! This is a very fast paced read. You won't be able to put it down. Loved it!
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stealing Shadows I am a Heather Graham fan who thought nobody could do "supernatural" as well, but surprise, Kay Hooper's Stealing Shadows is equally as good, with a different twist. Kept me guessing right from the beginning with a very surprising turn of events!
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stealing shadows Kay Hooper's Bishop series are excellent. They keep you turning pages and when its over you want more of these stories. There is not enough books on the Bishop crime unit ive read them all and can't wait for another one. It's fascinating and we learn at the same time about mind control.
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stealing Shadows An amazing book that keeps you guessing untill the end. Very well written and easy to follow. I absolutely loved it!
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yeah Great book love Kay Hooper
Date published: 2013-08-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The First Hooper Review A little lame in a number of places- the too quick heavy romance of the lead characters and the telepathy scenario of being lost in someone else's mind.
Date published: 2013-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good combo of suspense, paranormal and romance! I really enjoy Kay Hoopers books. She smoothly combines a murder mystery with at least one paranormal character (usually more) and a romance or two. In this outing, psychic Cassie has burned out from her work helping the police hunting serial killers. Cassie can slip into the minds of the killers and see through their eyes to help the police find them and save the victim. Unfortunately, Cassie's last case ended in tradgedy and she moved to a small town to try to live a normal life. Unfortunately, peace for Cassie wasn't to be. Shortly after she arrives in the small town where an estranged aunt (who was also psychic) left Cassie a house, women begin to be murdered here too. Cassie talks to the local sheriff, as she unintentionally saw through the killer's eyese and wants to help. The sheriff doesn't believe in psychic mumbo-jumbo and ignores her - until more women are murdered just as Cassie said they would be. The local judge is more receptive to Cassie and her abilities, and before long Cassie is once again in the thick of hunting a killer. The problem is that when Cassie enters the mind of the killer, the killer also enters Cassie's mind. The story moves briskly along, with exciting (if a bit predictable) twists and turns. There is also a romance in the background for a bit of added spice. All in all a fun, easy read. A good effort from Hooper.
Date published: 2008-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Physecdilacatly amazing Kay Hooper writes amazing work. When she devulges into the physic world she just lets your mind wonder into that world to. But one thing i don't understand is how come all pysics are always the first suspect when it comes to a murder especailly when they seem to always know where to find the body first. But Kay alwys keeps you reading I've read alot of her books and this one was just as good as her last one and i will continue to buy and read her boks until she stops writing them. And Kay's pysics always find the killer so keep on writing Kay and i will keep on reading. Thank you for the wonderful book.
Date published: 2006-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! Twist and turns. Bone tingling. Scary and freaky in all the right places. Challenging, a great diversion from the everyday. If you like Criminal Minds you will love these books. A great read! Kay Hooper has one hit after the other!!!
Date published: 2006-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intense.....Scary....Wonderful I'm in Grade 9 and am reading this for an Independant Novel Study. I can't put it down. Cassie is really intresting me right now. Kay Hooper has done a wonderful job of developing this story. Great if you are into Murder Mysteries and Physics. I recomend this book to everyone!
Date published: 2004-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fabulous I completely loved this book and the two others in this series. It lets your imagination run but also keeps you grounded with so much probability. I have always had mixed feelings about the paranormal but it was nice to imagine it being very possible. I also loved the way you keep everyone guessing till the very end as to who the culprit is. You give clues, but sometimes it keeps a reader jumping from one suspect to another. While waiting for the new trilogy to come out I began reading your back titles. Finding Laura was excellent, as was After Caroline, Haunting Rachel, and Amanda. I really enjoy your writing, and with two jobs and two children, I don't have much spare time to read. But I definitely find time to read your novels. They are that good. I look forward to any new titles coming out in the future. The only thing that troubles me at this time is that the third Evil book is only coming out in hardcover. I have only bought paperbacks of all your other books and would like to ke
Date published: 2002-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from suspense filled novel I found that stealing shadows was a suspense filled novel that i have read over and over again and every time I still enjoy it. I also recommend it to anyone who has a hard time trying to finding books the grab there attention.
Date published: 2002-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Favorite This book was recommended to me by my husband when I didn't have anymore books of my favorite author to read. Well I now have a new favorite author and am reading everything Kay Hooper writes. She keeps you interested right to the end and leaves you craving for more. A must read if you like mystery, supernatural and love stories wrapped into one.
Date published: 2001-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story!!! It takes a lot in a story to keep me interested and this book delivered, as well as the other two of this series did. Mrs Hooper is one of my favorite authors because she can take a concept such as mind reading or whatever and make a story out of it that will be belivable. Great book, if you like the supernatural, crime and romance.
Date published: 2001-03-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stealing the Shadows I just finished this and am really disappointed. I read "Hiding in the Shadows" a month ago and went out and purchased this one, but it is not nearly as captivating and exilirating to read. Not a storyline that can be as easily believed - it has to be a fiction effort. If you read the other first you'll agree with my findings I am sure, I don't recommend that you rush out to spend you hard earned dollars on this one......sorry. I think it barely reaches the "average" rating I have imposed.
Date published: 2001-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent - Intriguing - Suspenseful! This was the first book I read of Kay Hooper. I promptly went out and purchased 2 more after finishing it. The plot and story are amazingly easy to read and incredibly suspenseful. I found it difficult to put down and will read all the books I can by Kay Hooper.
Date published: 2001-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read This is the first book I have read of Kay Hooper's. I couldn't put it down. The book left me running to this site to buy more of her books. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2000-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turner This was an excellent novel - full of insights into the mysteries of the mind from psychopaths to telepaths. Cassie, who has lived with shadows all her life believes she has learned how to handle the life she has been dealt. She runs from her shadows and tries to live a peaceful life, but is compelled to help the town when she sees through someones mind that they are about to commit a murder. She turns to Ben for support and puts her life in danger. A note from her dead aunt warns that Ben will destroy her, yet she cannot seem to stay away from the man who awakened senses she never knew she had.
Date published: 2000-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stealing Shadows I really liked this book,it was edge of your seat reading,I could'nt put it down I enjoyed it that much. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good book.
Date published: 2000-09-08

Read from the Book

"Do you believe in the paranormal?"That was unexpected and threw him for a moment. "The paranormal? You mean ghosts? UFOs? ESP?""Specifically extrasensory perception. Telepathy. Precognition." Her voice remained calm but she was sitting just a bit too stiffly and her clasped fingers moved nervously. She darted another glance at him, so fleeting that all he caught was a flash of those pale eyes.Ben shrugged. "In theory I always thought it was just garbage. In fact, I've never encountered anything to make me change my mind." It was the fairly cynical mind common to many law enforcement officials, but he didn't add that.She didn't look discouraged. "Are you willing to admit the possibility? To keep your mind open?""I hope I'm always willing to do that." Ben could have told her that he himself was give to hunches, to intuitions he found difficult to explain rationally, but he said nothing since it was a characterisitc that he hardly trusted. By training and inclination he was a man of reason.Still utterly matter-of-fact, Cassie said, "There's going to be a murder."She had surprised him again, unpleasantly this time. "I see. And you know that because you're psychic?"She grimaced, registering the disbelief—and the suspicion of a prosecutor—in his voice. "Yes.""You can see the future?" "No. But I ... tapped into the mind of the man who intends to commit a murder.""Even assuming that, intentions don't always translate into actions.""This time they will. He will kill."Ben rubbed the back of his neck as he stared at her. Maybe she was a kook. Or maybe not. "Okay. Who's going to be murdered?""I don't know. I saw her face when he watched her, but I don't know who she is."Ben frowned. "When he watched her?"She hesitated, her thin face tightening. Then she said, "I was .. in his mind for only a few seconds. Seeing with his eyes, listening to his thoughts. He's been watching her and he's decided to kill her. Soon.""Who is he?""I don't know.""Wait a minute, you claim you were inside the guy's head, but you don't know who he is?""No." She answered patiently, as though to an oft-repeated question. "Identity isn't a conscious thought most of the time. He knows who he is, so it wasn't something he was thinking about. And I didn't see any part of him, not his hands, or his clothing—or his reflection in a mirror. I don't know who he is. I don't knwo what he looks like.""But you know he's going to kill someone. A woman.""Yes."Ben drew a breath. "Why didn't you go to the sheriff?""I did, last week. He didn't believe me.""Which is why you came to me.""Yes."Ben picked up a pen and turned it in his fingers. "What do you expect me to do about it?""Believe me," she answered simply. For the first time she looked squarely at him.Ben felt as if she had reached across the desk and placed her hand on him. It was a warm hand.He drew a breath, holding her gaze with his own. "And assuming I can bring myself to do that? Is there anything you can tell me that might stop this murder from taking place?""No. Not ... yet." She shook her head, unblinking."I may see more. I may not. The fact that I connected to him without holding something that he touched, without knowing him, is unusual. It must have been the ... intensity of his thoughts and plans, his eagerness that reached out to me. Maybe I did touch something he had touched without knowing it. Or maybe he was pysically nearby, and that's why I was able to steal the shadows—" She broke off abruptly and looked down once more.He missed that warm hand. It was another surprise."Steal the shadows?"Reluctantly Cassie said,"It's what I call it when I am able to slip into a killer's mind and pick up bits and pieces of what he's thinking, planning. Their minds tend to be dark .. filled with shadows." Her fingers were really working now, their nervous energy in stark contrast to her calm face and voice"You've done this before?"She nodded.

From Our Editors

Kay Hooper, the author of The Wizard of Seattle, Haunting Rachel, After Caroline and the anthology Yours 2 Keep, provides this first volume in a brand new and exciting series. Focusing on Cassie Neil, a psychic employed by the LAPD, Stealing Shadows follows the heroine as she’s embroiled in the manhunt for a dangerous psychopath whose thoughts intrude upon her own but whose identity remains a mystery in this fast-moving and unpredictable thriller.

Editorial Reviews

"Kay Hooper keeps me guessing until the very end."—Linda Howard

Employee Review

This is the first in a three-part series that Hooper released over the past few months. Cassie is a burnt out psychic with the ability to see into the shadows of a killer's mind. She is trying to find some peace in a small town, but within a few months she is caught up in a serial killer's deadly game. With the help of a local attorney, she tries to unravel the mystery before she becomes the next victim. The idea of seeing into a killer's mind was kind of spooky, but definitely made the mystery more interesting with an unexpected ending.