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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars better than I expected
After reading previous reviews, I was dudious about buying this book, but have enjoyed others so jumped in! If you are expecting something as dark and intense as the Shadows series, then this is not for you, If however you enjoy a good romance with some intigue, and a ghostly gaurdian, then buy this book you'll enjoy it.The main characters have chemistry, and there is an...
Published on 13 Sep 2002 by E. Young

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible book, thin plot, no hair raised whatsoever
This book really disappointed me. I am a fan of mystery and thrillers and bought the book (partly) on the comments at the cover: " a real hair-raiser", "tremendous punch" - but sorry, I didn't see it. I was already halfway when I realized there WAS no deeper layer in the story: this is it, this is as tense/suspenseful (yawn) as it's going to get. A...
Published on 31 Mar 2000 by Karen


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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars better than I expected, 13 Sep 2002
This review is from: Haunting Rachel (Mass Market Paperback)
After reading previous reviews, I was dudious about buying this book, but have enjoyed others so jumped in! If you are expecting something as dark and intense as the Shadows series, then this is not for you, If however you enjoy a good romance with some intigue, and a ghostly gaurdian, then buy this book you'll enjoy it.The main characters have chemistry, and there is an interesting secondary romance to follow as well.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible book, thin plot, no hair raised whatsoever, 31 Mar 2000
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Karen (Reeuwijk, Netherlands) - See all my reviews
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This book really disappointed me. I am a fan of mystery and thrillers and bought the book (partly) on the comments at the cover: " a real hair-raiser", "tremendous punch" - but sorry, I didn't see it. I was already halfway when I realized there WAS no deeper layer in the story: this is it, this is as tense/suspenseful (yawn) as it's going to get. A lot of characters are introduced with quite non-convincing backgrounds, and you saw the end build up real gradually (whodunnitandwhy). I thought the parts where Rachel interacts with Adam were soooooo mushy, talking about touching, caressing, kissing, feelings, blablabla, if I want to read about that, I'll take a romance novel. NO hair was raised what so ever. This is the first Kay Hooper I read, but as far as I'm concerned it will be the last: ultra-thin plot, where some characters are sketched briefly, without a real function in the plot (Marcy, and the housekeeper - forgot her name). Yeck! Take Dean Koontz, or Ann Rule - THOSE are hair-raising!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Shallow, silly potboiler, 15 Jun 1999
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This review is from: Haunting Rachel (Hardcover)
I thought I was in for a good mystery, not a ridiculous romp through an incredible terrain of one-note characters, dense heroines, and panting sex scenes. And, a mysterious stranger who purports to have invented a big-money "gadget" as an electrical engineer. Good grief. I appreciate authors who take the time to research a story's contextual elements a bit more thoroughly than this. A disappointing introduction to a novelist's works I will not visit again.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A haunting work of romantic suspense, 11 Nov 1998
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This review is from: Haunting Rachel (Hardcover)
He knew about her and deeply loved her from afar long before they met. When they finally do meet, he has to hide his knowledge of his secret for fear of hurting her. Rachel Grand is shocked to her very soul when she first encounters Adam Delafield because he looks like the identical twin of Tom Sheridan, the man she loved, who died ten years ago in a plane crash.

There is an immediate chemistry between Rachel and Adam. However, before they can explore their feelings, attempts occur to kill Rachel, which they trace back to a loan her father made to an unknown person. Danger lurks from every direction and the only hope of survival for the pair rests in the ghostly figure of Thomas and the earthly help of Adam.

Kay Hooper writes a special book in HAUNTING RACHEL that will elate fans of the writer. A secondary romance seems to have the making of a spin-off tale (hint! hint!). The supernatural element adds additional mood to this great gothic-like romantic suspense. However, what makes Ms. Hooper a constant best seller is her ability to provide stirring, sterling story lines that are always refreshingly unique.

Harriet Klausner
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes Dreams do Come True, 4 Jan 2008
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Laurel Whitehead (Seattle, WA) - See all my reviews
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At nineteen Rachael Grant lost her fiancé somewhere in South America when he vanished with his plane. She moves to New York, has a successful career, but has to come home to Richmond, Virginia when her parents are killed in a plane crash. She see a stranger who looks like the fiancé she lost so long ago. Bad things start happening, someone wants to kill her, the stranger is always nearby. Finally they meet. He claims to have owed her father a fortune. Is he what he seems? Can the past come back to life? Can a dream long dead, come true?
This five start romantic suspense novel left me wanting more. It's easy to see why Kay Hooper's fans love her so much, why she gets more with every book.

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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I mean, Please...., 25 July 1999
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This review is from: Haunting Rachel (Hardcover)
Come on, Hooper is not 'unique' in her story-telling. Everyone keeps saying she is a master storyteller, why? If anything she is unique in her ability to repeatedly churn out predictable, pseudo-gothic storylines. The characters are flat and the plot sounds vaguely familiar. The blurb on the back of the book is also misleading. This is worse than FINDING LAURA (if you can get any worse that is).
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