Saturday, December 10, 2011

Heart of Evil (Krewe of Hunters, Book 2) [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Heart of Evil" the 2nd book in her Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham.

Product Description

Emerging from the bayou like an apparition, Donegal Plantation is known for its unsurpassed dining, captivating atmosphere, haunting legends … and now a corpse swinging from the marble angel that marks its cemetery's most majestic vault. A corpse discovered in nearly the same situation as that of Marshall Donegal, the patriarch killed in a skirmish just before the Civil War.

Desperate for help traditional criminologists could never provide, plantation heiress Ashley Donegal turns to an elite team of paranormal investigators who blend hard forensics with rare — often inexplicable — intuition. Among the "Krewe of Hunters" is an old flame, Jake Mallory, a gifted musician with talent stretching far beyond the realm of the physical, and a few dark ghosts of his own.

The evil the team unveils has the power to shake the plantation to its very core. Jake and Ashley are forced to risk everything to unravel secrets that will not stay buried — even in death .…

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham has written more than one hundred novels, many of which have been featured by the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild. An avid scuba diver, ballroom dancer and mother of five, she still enjoys her south Florida home, but loves to travel as well, from locations such as Cairo, Egypt, to her own backyard, the Florida Keys. Reading, however, is the pastime she still loves best, and she is a member of many writing groups. She's currently the vice president of the Horror Writers' Association, and she's also an active member of International Thriller Writers. She is very proud to be a Killerette in the Killer Thriller Band, along with many fellow novelists she greatly admires.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Mira; Original edition (June 28, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0778329984
ISBN-13: 978-0778329985

My Review:

Ashley and her grandpa Frazier Donegals are the last living Donegals who live on Donegals Plantation.  Each year they hold an reinactment of the Civil War at the Plantation.  Suddenly Ashley is having dreams and visions which lead her to a gruesome find in the vaults.  The death is exactly how her ancestor Marshall Donegal died a long time ago.

She turns to Adam Harrison's FBI paranormal specialty team Krewe of Hunters and among them is her old flame Jack Mallory.  Jake grew up with Ashley but she ran away from him when he told her about his gift.  They are thrown together to solve the case and they haven't stopped loving or thinking of each other.   As the bodies start piling up they now have to use their wits and gifts to find the killer before Ashley joins them.

The driving point of the story is the eternal love story between Ashley's ancestors and the history of the plantation.

Loved the sweet romance between Jake and Ashley though it was slow building up.  Glad they got to know each other again and that Ashley finally realized that she was wrong for running away from Jake. 


Other Books in Series:

1.  Phantom Evil
2.  Sacred Evil
3.  The Evil Inside

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