Wait for Dark

wait for darkIn Clarity, North Carolina, the residents have fallen victim to an unfortunate series of events. Seemingly random accidents have taken the lives of several citizens in the small mountain town. But these deadly coincidences are anything but. Something is on the hunt in Clarity, and the only clue as to what is a cryptic note given to the victims 24 hours before they meet their ends: “Wait for dark.”

Sheriff Mal Gordon knows how to handle his town, but he has no idea how to handle this. Hollis Templeton and her team from the Special Crimes Unit, including her partner and lover, telepath Reese DeMarco, are called in to investigate.

But while the SCU has prepared them for the unknown, the incredible evil stalking Clarity shakes the team to their core when one of their own is targeted. Now Hollis, the “cat with nine lives” finds herself facing death again.

And this time, not even her partner can protect her…



Hollis Templeton, special agent and profiler for FBI Special Crimes Unit is given the lead on this new case.  Still recovering from a brutal attack in which she lost everything from her confidence to her eyes, Hollis is acquiring new paranormal abilities daily.  The most recent being an empath.  Hollis can feel an energy in the small town of Clarity, North Carolina but can’t nail it down.

Reese DeMarco, special agent for the FBI Special Crimes Unit has his own paranormal abilities.  He is also in love with Hollis and will doing anything to protect her.  Kirby Bell, special agent and empath and Cullen Sheridan, special agent and clairvoyant round out the team.

Evil enters this novel right away and continues to stalk the residents of Clarity with a creepy text message, “wait for dark”.  The residents are not aware of the consequences of receiving this message until it is too late.

Four unexplained deaths lead Sheriff Mal Gordon to question what is really going on.  Clarity is a small quiet town, and accidents like these do not happen.  So, when Perla Ferguson Cross is murdered he knows he made the right decision to call in help.

Paranormal suspense seems to be my genre of choice lately, and Wait for Dark by Kay Hooper hit the spot.  The characters are fabulous and I loved their paranormal abilities.  I also loved that they work for a covert FBI organization.  This is my first Kay Hooper novel but I do not feel like I lost out on anything by not reading the books prior to this one.  The author provided the background knowledge needed to follow along quite easily.  I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves suspense and the supernatural!

4/5 stars

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