Fear has never been so close....
New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper returns with a
relentless thriller that brings her readers face-to-face with fear
itself. In this terrifying new novel, a psychic special agent finds
herself caught up in a tangled web of secrets, lies . . . and
Riley Crane woke up fully dressed, a gun under her pillow, and
covered in blood. Even more frightening, she didn't remember what
happened the night before. In fact, she barely remembered the
previous three weeks.
An ex --- army officer, now a federal agent assigned to the Special
Crimes Unit, Riley was a chameleon --- a clairvoyant who could
blend in with her surroundings, be anyone or anything she chose to
be. The SCU's expert on the occult, she'd been sent to the
beachfront cottage on Opal Island by her enigmatic chief, Noah
Bishop, to investigate reports of dangerous occult activity.
But that was three weeks ago. Now she's awoken to discover that
she's got a sexy new man in her life and an unreliable memory, and
that the clairvoyant abilities she's always depended on to protect
her are MIA. Worse yet, with SCU resources stretched thinner than
ever before, Riley is alone and without backup, feeling her way
through a deadly game of blindman's buff, where no one around her
is quite who or what they seem. And a bizarre murder is only the
first jarring reminder of how high the stakes really are.
Bishop wants Riley off the case. So does powerful local D.A. Ash
Prescott. Both her old retired army buddy Gordon Skinner and
Sheriff Jake Ballard believe she can catch a vicious killer. But
one of these four men knows exactly what's going on in this coastal
community, and that's knowledge Riley desperately needs. For what
Riley can't remember is more than enough to cost her her life. This
time evil isn't just closer than she thinks --- it's already
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