Series: Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #17
Published by Berkley on March 7th 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense
FINAL DECISION: This is a weird and creepy story (a good thing in this series!) but what I love best is getting more character development from Hollis and more about her relationship with Reese.
THE STORY: Hollis Templeton has progressed from being a victim to now becoming a team leader for the SCU. She and her partner Reese DeMarco come to Clarity, North Carolina in order to investigate a series of deaths that appear to be accidents and yet seem like something much more sinister when the sheriff discovers that each victim received a text message stating “Wait for Dark” before their deaths. Not only is the team investigating strange crimes but Hollis’s paranormal senses are continuing to evolve as she has to confront her own past as a victim.
OPINION: I really liked this one because while the focus was appropriately on the suspense story and the investigation, there was quite a bit about Hollis’s own struggles. I have loved reading about Hollis’s development throughout the series and this book takes her development to another level. Just a warning though — things are not completely resolved and I expect we will get more Hollis books in the future.
What I like best about this book is that there is a real question about what is going on for a good portion of the book. That builds drama and interest. This is not a mystery book. You are not going to be able to gather suspects and evidence and find out what is happening. This story is just creepy and strange and filled with scary images and possibilities.
WORTH MENTIONING: I was glad to see Bishop and Miranda. I keep wishing for another book with the two as the focus.
CONNECTED BOOKS: WAIT FOR DARK is the seventeenth book in the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series. This book really needs to be read in context of other books in the series to truly appreciate it. It is not necessary to read all the books in the series first, but I recommend reading TOUCHING EVIL, SENSE OF EVIL, BLOOD DREAMS, BLOOD SINS, BLOOD TIES, HAVEN, HOSTAGE, and HAUNTED first.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.