Chill of Fear (Fear Series) MP3 CD – MP3 Audio, May 20, 2014
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About the Author
- Publisher : Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (May 20, 2014)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1491509678
- ISBN-13 : 978-1491509678
- Item Weight : 3.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.5 x 0.63 x 5.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,363,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Twenty-five years ago FBI agent Quentin Hayes was only 12 but he was at THE LODGE when his friend Missy was murdered. Missy felt something EVIL before she was killed but no one listened to her then. Today Quentin is part of the SCU but he still goes to Tennessee every chance he gets to try and solve Missy's murder.
Diana has been on medication for most of her life to stop her sleepwalking that leave her strangest places. Her father and her doctors tell her medication is the only way to stop he mental illness but Diana has come to THE LODGE to try a medication free art therapy class. Unfortunately things seem to get worse. Diana is having nightmares and is having conversations with the many ghosts in this old hotel.
Quentin tries to tell Diana that she isn't mentally ill but is a medium. Together with the help of the current manager, the sheriff and the ghosts of the murdered children they try to rid THE LODGE of EVIL that still haunts over a hundred years later
I would love to have encountered the mysterious Bishop and met the members of the FBI’s Special Crimes Unit. In this story Diane learns that she is a medium who is strong and can help solve a series of crimes that go back more than 25 years.
The story of how she learns to control her ‘gift’ and the development of her relationship with FBI agent Quentin Hayes is a great read. If there had been a little less repetition and less questions about the children who seem to appear and disappear through the activities of the story line, this would definitely have been rated a 5. There are just so many people who populate the book in unique ways. I loved it.
THE STORY: Special Agent Quentin Hayes has been obsessed with a murder that happened twenty-five years ago. He has returned to the scene of the crime, The Lodge, year and year searching for clues. Quentin is a seer, but that talent has not helped him solve the murder. When he returns to the Lodge this time, he meets Diana Brisco. Diana has been treated for mental illness for most of her life. What she doesn't know and Quentin immediately recognizes is that her "mental illness" is actually a psychic talent. Quentin realizes that he and Diana are at the Lodge at the same time for a reason and he struggles to help her accept her talent in order to have her help him solve the series of murders and disappearances that have taken place at the Lodge for a century.
OPINION: I loved this book. The plotting is intricate and complex and the characters are interesting and compelling. There is no "romance" in the traditional sense. The first kiss takes place at the very end of the book, but I found the romance between Quentin and Diana to be more satisfying than several of the previous novels in the series. The two build a strong, true relationship and Quentin purposely holds off on anything more because of the danger the two face. The novel is really about Diana discovering and acknowledging her psychic abilities and accepting them. I thoroughly enjoyed Diana facing herself and discovering who she truly is.
WORTH MENTIONING: There are a bunch of characters that made previous appearances in the series who make cameos. Beau Rafferty, the artist makes an important contribution.
FINAL DECISION: I loved this book and was one of the best at working out the psychic element as Diana struggles with accepting her talent.
CONNECTED BOOKS: CHILL OF FEAR is the eighth book in the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series. It is also the second book in the Fear Trilogy that is internal to the series. I think, however, this book is truly a sequel to TOUCHING EVIL because many of the characters in that book make an appearance or are mentioned in this book, including Quentin. CHILL OF FEAR can be read completely on its own, however.
STAR RATING: I give this book a 4.5 because I was compelled to turn page after page and I was satisfied at the end of it.
Top reviews from other countries
Although I enjoyed this book it did not seem to have the punch, no real involvement from other members of the 'team' in this one (a brief cameo from Beau, which was, dare I say a little contrived) and I missed the banter and chance to visit 'old' friends along the way.
Worth a read, but not if you have not read any of the series before, the earlier ones are much better and I don't feel this one would give a true reading of just how powerful and engrossing Ms Hooper's book are as a rule.