It was a homecoming that Nell Gallagher had hoped never to experience. Nell fled the town of Silence 12 years ago, leaving behind her father, sister and a young man named Max Tanner. Now she's returned to settle her late father's affairs—and discover the identity of a vengeful serial killer.

After fleeing from her tortured past and the Gallagher family psychic curse, Nell finally learned how to put her unique abilities to good use, joining the FBI and the elite psychic Special Crimes Unit.

Nell's return leaves Max with very mixed emotions. However, the attraction and connection they once shared has not gone away, and Nell needs local help. This particular killer, though, knows her very well and has been waiting for her return.

Kay Hooper's psychic Special Crimes Unit is back and in smashing form. WHISPER OF EVIL is the creepy and electrifying follow up to Touching Evil. Blending terrifying malignancy and fascinating psychic powers makes Ms. Hooper's novels uniquely compelling. (Jul., 384 pp., $7.50)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith