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Touching Evil (Thorndike Americana) Hardcover – Large Print, 1 Jan 2002

3.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 491 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press; Lrg edition (Jan. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078623718X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786237180
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 13.6 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Don't miss these other books by Kay Hooper:
Stealing Shadows
Hiding in the Shadows
Out of the Shadows
Available wherever Bantam Books are sold
Whisper of Evil
Coming in winter 2002

Don' t miss these other books by Kay Hooper:
Stealing Shadows
Hiding in the Shadows
Out of the Shadows
Available wherever Bantam Books are sold
Whisper of Evil
Coming in winter 2002 --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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Sometimes evil lingers so close, you can feel it....
Seattle police sketch artist Maggie Barnes has an extraordinary gift. She listens as traumatized crime victims describe their ordeals -- and then uses those horrifying recollections to draw dead-on sketches of the assailants.
Some cops think Maggie is telepathic, that she can actually enter the victims' minds. Only Maggie knows the truth behind her rare talent ... and she isn't telling.
But her secret may be exposed when a madman seizes Seattle in his terrifying grip. He abducts women and blinds them, leaving them barely alive.
The police have one hope: the lone victim who might recover her sight. But they don't know that Maggie has her own dark connection to the monster -- an eerie link that may stretch back to a string of unsolved murders.
To stop the escalating terror, Maggie will have to push her abilities to the breaking point -- even if it means confronting a predator whose powers seem to have no bounds.... --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is the story of Maggie, a psychic empath who listens to crime victims horrible experiences and creates an exact sketch of the criminal. She's very successful up until she begins to help the police with their hunt for a serial rapist who wears a plastic mask and blinds his victims by gouging their eyes out.
John, a wealthy business mogul, joins the cast of characters in this story after his sister is victimized by the killer. After healing from the attack she commits suicide - at least that's what the police think - Maggie and John know better.
Enter the plot points that spoiled the story: Maggie's brother is also psychic and talks to someone who isn't named during the course of the story at all. Then John brings in two friends from an FBI special unit to help with the investigation. They are also psychic.
So there I was reading a thoroughly engrossing story when suddenly the story contained FOUR psychics. That was a bit much. I almost abandoned the book at that point, but didn't. The other spoiler was that all the characters said "Yeah" when they agreed with something - wasn't there an editor involved in this book? Fortunately the story was entertaining enough to finish, but it's not a keeper.
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By A Customer on 17 Sept. 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I really loved the "Shadows" series, and this book is related, but I was a little disappointed that there was so little romance. The plot was really good and kept you at the edge of your seat, but the relationship between the main characters developed badly. A lot of hints and secrets... Still, a great book!
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I was hooked by "Touching Evil" by the very first line. Police sketch artist Maggie Barnes, an empath (she feels other's pain) has uncanny psychic abilities. She can see through the eyes of the victims, but when a serial rapist blinds his victims, Maggie needs help. Enter the FBI special crimes unit. A lot of psychics in this book, including Noah Bishop, but I've met him before, so I was glad to see him back.

This book is a fast read and though it's graphic, it's certainly not as graphic as a lot of others out there. Hooper makes the unbelievable believable, peoples her pages with characters we want to see more of and gives us the chilly willies late at night. What more could you want from a book. This five star thriller is a must read for fans of the paranormal mystery genre.

Review submitted by Katie Osborne
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Although this was a good detective story it did not have the supernatural content I expected. The others by this author may be better at this but I shall not be trying them.
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By A Customer on 23 Jan. 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is the first and last Kay Hooper book I will buy. Fantastically over the top and unbelievable that I found myself laughing at the story line.
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