Pawley's Island, South Carolina, seemed an idyllic place, until an unsolved murder - the grisly stabbing of teenager Tara Mitchell and the disappearance of her two friends - disturbed the peace.
In the 15 years since the murders, all who have lived in the mansion where it happened has left in fear, claiming that the dead girls haunt the house.
TV reporter Nicky Sullivan believes this story could be her big break, and arranges for a live television seance in an attempt to contact the girls.
But it all goes horribly wrong when, during the show, a young woman is murdered in exactly the same way as Tara was all those years ago. Nicky's producers order her to continue, and in doing so she meets enigmatic police chief Joe Franconi.
But, as the tension between them grows, another identical murder occurs.
This time, there is a menacing note warning that the original killer has come back to claim three more lives.
Two down, one to go...Could Nicky be the killer's third victim?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 10/08/2006
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780340895757
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Review by tina1969
From Fantastic fictionSparks fly between a police chief and a reporter who are thrown together when a brutal killer comes out of hiding after fifteen years. Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Sunny, idyllic, and picture perfect, until a tabloid news program airs a splashy segment about the community's only unsolved murder-the grisly stabbing of teenager Tara Mitchell and the subsequent disappearance of her two best friends, both thought to be long dead. In the years since the murders, several families have moved into the mansion where the crime occurred, each claiming that the dead girls still haunt the house. Beautiful redheaded reporter Nicole Sullivan, sensing the story that could be her big break, arranges for her mother, a renowned psychic, to contact the three victims via a live siance on the show Twenty-four Hours Investigates. But something goes terribly wrong during the segment, and a young woman is murdered in the exact same manner as Tara Mitchell was fifteen years earlier. Pressured by her producers to get the inside story, Nicole is ordered to continue to investigate. As an attraction grows between Nicole and police chief Joe Franconi, another identical murder occurs, along with a menacing note warning that the original killer is back to claim three more lives. The body count rises, and so does the danger to Nicole, who is attacked, barely escaping with her life. She and Joe are forced to join forces as it becomes clear that the killer has set his sights on Nicole as his next victim.This book should have had everything I love. Wrote in the vain of Sandra Brown / Erica Spindler / Tami Hoag. It had a crime, a little paranormal element, the romance and sex. But for me it just didn’t work. I have to say I have a stinker of a cold so perhaps I couldn’t concentrate enough but the book wasn’t taxing to read. I couldn’t connect with the main characters so I wasn’t feeling what they were. As I say I have had a cold so could I have got into the book a bit better I may have enjoyed it more.
Review by gogglemiss
Entertaining and filled with Nicky Sullivan's hilarious family and a pet pig, this was great. Nice to read a thriller, with a fair bit of humour thrown in.
Review by Azacia
A complicated twisting plot, a killer on the loose, a hunky cop with a dark past, and a beautiful beach town ... the perfect elements for a gripping tale of murder, love, and a bit of psychic mystery. <br/><br/>Nicole Sullivan is a big town reporter who visits sunny idyllic Pawley's island for a gripping story about a 15-year old unsolved murder. Hoping for a little spark for her news show, Nikki gets much more than she bargained for when more people start dying. Even in a small town where no gossip goes unspoken, deep dark secrets can still find places to hide. Lucky for Nikki, the local police chief with a dark mysterious past is on the scene to try to keep her out of the killer's path. <br/><br/>This story follows the usual Karen Robards style with thrilling drama, steamy romance, and a touching dose of humor that keeps the reader engaged and interested. Superstition is a book that's impossible to put down and will keep you thinking long past the last line.