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review 2019-07-07 04:49
Our Homesick Songs
Our Homesick Songs - Emma Hooper

To be fair, there is almost no reason why you need to hear from me that you should read this book, especially since I am embarrassingly late on my review. (though I did put a note on Goodreads). I am not the first person to mention the lyrical writing, so yes, I am using this tired word but please don’t be turned off by it. According to my thesaurus, I could also call it deeply felt, passionate, expressive, and emotional, and any one of these words would also fit perfectly, but you might consider me a bit over the top. But honestly, I wouldn’t be. This book will rip your heart out and then, give it gently back to you. (How is that even possible? I don’t know.) You will cry before you are even halfway through, as if it’s a Fredrik Backman book, because you will know that bad things are going to happen and nobody is going to be happy. But you will go on anyway, because you are a reader, and you are brave, and you will hope for a happy ending in spite of all that. And you will learn something. (About the Cod fishing industry in Newfoundland, and its collapse in 1992.) And then, in the end, you will agree with me. There was no reason you needed my review to understand the beauty of this book.

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review 2018-12-24 20:56
What Einstein Got Wrong (audio)
What Einstein Got Wrong - Dan Hooper,The Great Courses

A interesting series of lectures by Dan Hooper as part of The Great Courses series.

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review 2018-09-01 23:44
Hunting Fear
Hunting Fear (Fear trilogy #1 - BCU #7) - Kay Hooper





This was my head start read. I was so excited that I finished it before the week even ended. I read it for the Murder Most Foul square.


This is an exciting crime thriller with detectives that have psychic abilities. The plot had some unexpected twists and left the killer's identity hidden until near the end of the book. The methods of killing are particularly gruesome and frightening, including a timed guillotine, drowning in a tank that fills slowly and being buried alive.


This is the first in a series of books with the Special Crimes Unit (a special group within the FBI of detectives with psychic abilities). It seems like each book follows a different special agent.

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review 2018-05-17 19:42
Bad decisions...
Wait for Dark (A Bishop/SCU Novel) - Kay Hooper

I like Kay Hooper but it's a very bad decision to start reading one of her books when I'm about to go to bed.


When there are a number of mysterious deaths that are apparently accidental but there are too many of them in too short a time in this small town.  Each of the deaths have first text messages with "Wait for dark" in them and when the sherrif discovers this he realises that he's out of his depth and he asks for help from the SCU unit.  Bishop sends Hollis Templeton and some of the rest of the team.  The killer is hiding in society well and is almost taunting them.


While the story was quite satisfying in some ways I did feel like I was missing something in it and the conclusion felt somewhat random.

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review 2018-04-09 22:34
Hold Back the Dark - Kay Hooper
I have several of Kay Hooper's books, but have never got around to read them. This was my first one. I did not realize that this was a series and I was starting on number 18. (Shocked face!!) I just knew that she had a lot of books and I had never read them.

I naturally assumed she was a mystery/suspense writer. I was correct in that assumption only off by the fact that her characters all had some kind of psychic powers. Some had more than one. I wasn't expecting that, but I can handle that if it's not all out there and decided to forge on and give it a chance.

While definitely hokey, or was it, I did enjoy the read. I loved all the different powers everyone had and spent an enjoyable afternoon sailing through this read. And even though it was number 18, I had to trouble following the story line. The author wrote in such a way, that yes, of course this is a super power and it's real, that just kept me following the action and loving it.

I guess I am going to have to find time to catch up on this series as I rather quite enjoyed it.

Thanks to Berkley Publishing and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.


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