Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Teaser Tuesday 151: Haven

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

I am just starting the thirteenth novel in Kay Hooper’s "Bishop" series, Haven. Due to a change in publishers, it’s been a long time between books in this series, so I am looking forward to catching up with this psychic FBI unit. Here is the opening of the prologue.

In the first few minutes of Catherine Talbert’s escape, she did her very best to be as quiet as possible. She thought he was gone, but she wasn’t at all certain of that, and in her terror she just wanted to run.


Another nightmare, in the woods this time. Different: She was running. Trying to escape.

But the same ending. Always the same ending. Another dead girl...

Emma Rayburn was born and raised in Baron Hollow, North Carolina, and it was a quiet life. Then came the accident…and the nightmares—each filled with unshakable visions of darkness, blind panic, and desperate women chased toward inevitable death. With no reports of local women missing or found dead, Emma has written it off to troubled imaginings—night after dreaded night. Until her sister arrives.

Jessie Rayburn, psychic investigator for a firm called Haven, has been estranged from Emma for years. Unresolved issues from Jessie’s past have not only kept them apart but have been clouding Jessie’s unique abilities. A return to her hometown to face a dark and violent incident from years gone by is her chance to regain them. But reconciliation with the past comes with a price. Few people in Baron Hollow are welcoming Jessie back. No one dares to breathe a word. And in this conspiracy of silence, Emma’s nightmares are becoming more vivid than ever.

Even with the help of Noah Bishop, head of the FBI Special Crimes Unit and co-founder of Haven, Jessie and Emma soon find themselves outnumbered by the secrets buried in Baron Hollow—and outrunning an evil that has been festering for years, one that’s targeting Jessie and Emma one last time.


Kathy Martin said...

Thirteen? I am quite a few books behind. Happy reading!

Unknown said...

Ooh, sounds like a good one :)


Nise' said...

I like this series too and now I know why the delay. Great tease.

Heather said...

Kathy: Yes, thirteen. I hope you enjoy catching up!

LibrarySnake: I love this series, though I have liked some of the books better than others.

Nise': Yes, she had a change in publishers that resulted in a long delay between Bishop books. On the bright side, they have been reissuing her Hagen series, which seems a precursor to Bishop.

kayerj said...

great teaser and it must be a pretty good series to keep you going that long. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, I really must read this one! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Heather said...

Kelley: Er, Kaye? You seem to have changed your name. And yes, it is a pretty good series--and popular, too.

Laurel-Rain: I take you are a Bishop and/or Kay Hooper fan? *G*

Diana said...

Very intriguing teaser. Thanks for sharing!

Here's ours.

Diana @ BookVenturers

Alice Audrey said...

Sounds spooky and thrilling.

Heather said...

Diana: Thank you, and thanks for visiting!

Alice: Yes, the books in this series usually have a few chilling elements.

Anonymous said...

Nice tease - is hard not to run when you're scared :)

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Elizabeth said...

So many scary teasers this week.

My teaser is from THE GIRL ON THE CLIFF by Lucinda Riley.

My teaser is below:

Silver's Reviews

Nash Nordin said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for sharing

ai love books

Heather said...

Sally: Yes, it is. Thanks for visiting.

Elizabeth: Are there? I think I've seen a good mix this week.

Nash: So far it is pretty good. Just the right amount of creepy, no blood and gore.

Shelley Munro said...

I didn't realise there were so many books in the series.

Beth said...

Sounds like it will be a scary read! Thanks for stopping by.

Heather said...

Shelley: Yes, she has been writing this series for quite some time. I am about 2/3 through this one already, and would rather be reading than working today.

Beth: Eh...depends on whether you like paranormal suspense or not. It's not as bad as a horror novel a la Stephen King, but it is dark, edgy and a wee bit creepy at times.