Whisper Of Evil – Kay Hooper

Synopsis from Amazon.co.uk

If you hear it, it’s already too late….

Someone is stalking the little town of Silence. Three victims have fallen to a killer’s savage vengeance. Each of the dead men was a successful and respected member of the community—yet each also harbored a dark secret discovered only after his murder. Were their deaths the ultimate punishment for those secrets? Or something even more sinister? Nell Gallagher has come home to Silence more than a decade after leaving one dark night with her own painful secrets. Forced now by family duty to return, she has also come home to settle with the past. But past and present tangle in a murderer’s vicious attacks, and to find the answers she needs, Nell must call on the psychic skills that drove her away years before. She must risk her own life and sanity, and regain the trust of the man she left behind so long ago. For the killer she seeks is seeking her, watching her every move, preying upon her every vulnerability—and already so close she’ll never see death coming . . .

My Review

The second book in the Evil trilogy, Whisper of Evil isn’t quite as good as its predecessor, but still a great story to read. Nell Gallagher goes home to Silence, after running away without a word 12 years previously, to settle her father’s estate after his death. When she gets there, the whole town is talking about the murdered men…and the dark secrets they kept whilst alive. So Nell teams up with the man she left behind, Max Tanner, and together they’re determined to find the killer. But with Nell’s psychic power constantly causing her to blackout, will they be able to find the killer before the killer finds them?

I enjoyed how this story progressed as the book went on, with so many secrets coming out, you’re kept wondering what’s around the next corner, and with the suspicion on everyone in the town, you’re constantly looking for clues to who the killer could be. I didn’t see the end twist coming at all, although it made sense one it had been revealed and I thought back on what I had read. The psychic visions aspect of it was interesting, it adds a nice touch to the storyline, and the romantic reconnection between Max and Nell softens it, so it’s not so harsh. If you enjoy these kinds of books then Kay Hooper’s Special Crimes Unit series is a good one for you to try, her books have slight connections, but can be read independently from each other with no problems.

4/5

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