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Hope's Peak #2020

Hope s Peak Beyond the shores of Hope s Peak North Carolina evil waits as his next victim approaches He ll make her a princess like the others Detective Jane Harper can t shake the image of the young woman disc

  • Title: Hope's Peak
  • Author: Tony Healey Shannon McManus
  • ISBN: 9781531864538
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Hope's Peak By Tony Healey Shannon McManus, Beyond the shores of Hope s Peak, North Carolina, evil waits as his next victim approaches He ll make her a princess like the others Detective Jane Harper can t shake the image of the young woman discovered in a field eyes closed, a crown of woven vines on her head She expects macabre murders like this in her native San Francisco, not here Jane and her partner, Stu, vowBeyond the shores of Hope s Peak, North Carolina, evil waits as his next victim approaches He ll make her a princess like the others Detective Jane Harper can t shake the image of the young woman discovered in a field eyes closed, a crown of woven vines on her head She expects macabre murders like this in her native San Francisco, not here Jane and her partner, Stu, vow to catch the killer, but in this town, that s easier said than done The police department is in the grips of a wide reaching scandal that could topple the entire force, and Jane and Stu face a series of dead ends Until they meet Ida Lane.Ida knows too well the evil that lurks in the cornfields Tortured by her mother s murder years before, Ida is paralyzed by the fear that she could be next As the killer grows bolder, Jane must persuade Ida to use her remarkable gifts to help in the investigation It s a decision that brings them closer to the killer maybe too close.

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    1. Hope s Peak sounded promising from the ad blurbs, but unfortunately, it did not live up to its billing Here s the good and the not so good, without spoilers THE WRITING The author has chosen to write this book in present tense, third person Writing in present tense can be tricky, but the author does an admirable job However, while the book stays in the chosen style, it is a strange choice, and makes the characters feel cold and impersonal Usually an author will tell the story in first person whe [...]

    2. Hope s Peak is a small North Carolina town too small to have a serial killer, but this one has gone undetected for years until recently Pairing up with Detective Stu Raley, Detective Jane Harper learns that small towns sometimes have the darkest secrets.Young black girls go missing, only their bodies show up days later, brutally beaten and raped, strangled and left to be found with a crown of twigs They are left with DNA, but unless they can find a suspect to compare it to, they are facing a lot [...]

    3. BloodyThis book was free with my Kindle Unlimited subscription, made a bad choice to read this one Serial killer raping and killing young girls Hope s Peak, North Carolina kept this undercover for thirty years, police didn t want vacationers to know about these murders Detectives Stu Daley and Jane Harper investigating recent murders, but they have their personal problems too Bloody and sexual Will be published next month, Steven King readers might enjoy this book.

    4. 3.5 stars Former San Francisco cop Jane Harper is now a detective with the Hope s Peak, North Carolina police department She s been with Hope s Peak PD for over a year now and she s very dedicated to her job Her partner Detective Stu Raley has a relationship with her off the job too The two detectives are called to the scene of a dead body in a cornfield A young black girl has been raped and strangled with a crown of twisted vines placed atop her head This is the second body found in the last 3 [...]

    5. Couldn t put it down This is one of the best books I ve read in a while I felt like I was transported there It s an interesting detective story and it s immerses you in the story like you know the people there My attention never wavered because it reels you in the first chapters you read It s not one of those books that takes time to get in too I absolutely loved this book I didn t even put it down to get a drink that s how hooked I was in the story I was almost done before I realized it There w [...]

    6. MY THOUGHTSDetective Jane Harper, from San Francisco expects sinister murders back there, but not in Hope s Peak, North Carolina The author gives you vivid images of the murders, such as a young woman found with a crown of vines on her head, like a princess Once you get that image in your mind, you can t let go Like a princess, murdered and left in a field Was the murderer treating his victims as princesses by crowning them or was it a sinister way of saying, you think you re a princess but look [...]

    7. anaslair.wordpress 2017 0The first book of Hope s Peak was quite thrilling at times but it left me wanting on several aspects.First of all, I never even got a clear image of how the detectives look or who they were really They seemed bland.Many things did not feel realistic, much like the dialogues Even the way the detectives addressed each other, particularly Stu calling Harper kiddo when they were sleeping together, irked me.The procedural aspect felt lacking as well view spoiler All the time [...]

    8. Hopes s Peak rates as one of the best books that I have read for some time in this genre Although I have heard of Tony Healey, it s the first time that I have read one of his books I received this book via Netgalley and this is my honest review.I was gripped from the beginning, which doesn t happen that often Parts made me cringe at the thoughts and in my head I was trying to will the story to take another direction You know the feeling when you know something bad is going to happen and you don [...]

    9. Well written Interesting case.This is not my usual kind of detective novel I like to work out who the killer is, but that is revealed around 40 percent of the way into the story when it becomes a thriller I still enjoyed it and read it in one evening.Well worth a read The characters lives are woven together well and the tale is interesting and has just the right amount of tension to keep the pages turning.

    10. A quick read which will keep you turning the pages with its sometimes gory but quite compelling storyline Set in North Carolina young teenage girls are found raped and murdered, sparking a hunt for a serial killer in the quiet, idyllic setting of Hope s Peak It is the first of the Hope s Peak series and with a second in the writing I would like to carry on reading.

    11. Enjoyable read but lacking suspenseReally enjoyed the characters particularly Ida and the storyline has a nice flow to it There s no real twists in the storyline which is were I think the book is lacking I would definitely read another Detective Harper novel The book has adequately long chapters, which is nice if you like to read a little before bed The murderer is a gruesome individual well described Using the character Ida was a clever move by the author as it gave depth and feeling to the sto [...]

    12. Overall an uninspiring mystery detective novel The characters aren t compelling, and the mystery itself is less than original Most of the characters motivations are superficial and the relationships between the characters suffers from a lack of meaningful backstory Even by quick read stands this book leaves a lot to be desired There is a weird attention paid to the sexual aspects of the crimes, and there is no real payoff for the grossly disgusting detail In addition, there is a lot of setup for [...]

    13. A real time killerStarted reading this novel and got lost in time The storyline has been well thought out and expertly crafted into what I can only describe as a masterpiece.The story is not one of those that has so many different twists and turns that will keep you guessing throughout the story, but is mixes both new and well explored plots It is a genuine page Turner that guarantee to bring both pleasure and entertainment Will definitely be looking forward to the next book in this series.

    14. Glad I got this as a FREE book from Kindle First and that I didn t have to pay money for it It may have been a good plot in another writers hands However the writing is poor and the characters are never developed You know who the murderer is halfway thru the book as it is revealed Don t waste your time or money on this one Also violence and sexual explicitI can do without this in a book.

    15. Slow to startPoor character development Disgusting, unnecessary sexual scenes, I had to skip over I didn t like the view point of the murders from the murderers stand point, creeped me out.

    16. I had never read anything by Tony Healey and was glad I decided to pick this book up just on a whim It was well written and kept you rooting for the good guys I will definitely be picking up the second in it s series when it s released.

    17. Book has some unexpected twists and turns so that it kept my interest until the very end Good descriptions and attention to detail.

    18. I won this book on.I m going to be honest I didn t like this book I gave it 3 stars because I m sure some people would like it It had too much vulgar language and sex scenes for me I don t like books written in present tense either I live in the south and parts of the story made me cringe I hope people will read other reviews and make your own decision whether or not to read.

    19. Unable to find the proper word I could not stop til the end Given the gut wrenching events of racial prejudice, the female main characters developed closeness was to me, gratefully appreciated That said, the horrendous events kept me reading without a stop until the end Heart stopping book

    20. Once again, a free book for Prime members proves you get what you pay for Unimaginative plotting, unconvincing dialogue, generic characterization bordering on offensive when it comes to a magical African American character.There was just enough forward momentum to keep me reading, hoping it might improve and surprise me, which is what keeps this from being a one star review But the I consider this one, the less I think of it.

    21. I read this book for free as part of the Prime Kindle First program 1.5 stars rounded up to 2.0 stars This book is riddled with problems one dimensional, flat characters plot that is full of holes and unimaginative prosaic prose the dialogue.etely unrealistic and forced lack of attention to details as relates to law enforcement bland villain underdeveloped premise as relates to the killer s motive the entire premise is implausible, IMO I hate to say this but I was surprised to learn this book wa [...]

    22. This book has so much promise, but I don t feel like it delivers on all of those promises Let s dig in because there is a lot of ground to cover Here s the basic gist Jane Harper is a detective at Hope s Peak, NC police department It s a sleepy little coastal i believe tourist town that relies on vacationers to power most of the city for the year Understandable However, being coastal is literally only mentioned in the very beginning of Chapter 2 afterwards, no one ever mentions that they are a c [...]

    23. Not So GoodConsider yourself warned this book is very dark and does not have a happy ending If you are strictly looking for a murder mystery that puts you in the killer s mind, then you will like this book however, if you are looking for any romance or a happy ending, do not read this book The heroine is runs hot and cold toward our hero She drags him along throughout the novel until its miserable end He is fine to carry on with, but not someone who is worth devoting any time of feelings for The [...]

    24. HOPE S PEAKAnother Kindle First, this one I did not like at all I wish I read science fiction, that Kindle First has a lot of 5 star reviews Back to Hope s Peak, I couldn t get past the cover up of many murders because it s a tourist area Incoming police chiefs being sworn to secrecy doesn t even seem plausible I did enjoy the character of Ida, otherwise the characters seemed rather shallow and cardboard.

    25. Regrettably, this didn t cut it for me It would have benefited from a strong editing to tighten things up, fix some of the dialogue, and basically help it These were not strong characters, which is often the saving grace of a weak plot Sorry to Netgalley which granted me an ARC but I can t really recommend it.

    26. Disappointment Could it be just the same old story or just a new twist I sighed to the old old dog.

    27. A good mystery, liked Jane Harper Was a bit surprised how it ended and felt a few things were left unclear unsaid I m wondering if second book will be a followup of this one.

    28. Excellent I read the entire book in just 2 days The story kept drawing me further and further inI believe I may have just found my new favorite author

    29. Disturbing This is a well written and very disturbing story Can t give this book a 5 star rating, only because the bad guy was so repulsive.

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