Friday, September 25, 2015

Review: The Hidden by Heather Graham

The Hidden by Heather Graham is #17 in the Krewe of  Hunters series and is due out September 29, 2015.

People are being murdered in Estes Park, Colorado, particularly on the Conway Ranch. The one thing they seem to have in common is that they are descendants of Nathan Kendall who owned the ranch and was himself killed in a horrific manner about 150 years ago. Scarlet is working on the Conway Ranch as a historian in their museum and bunking above it. When images of one of the murders appear on her camera before the bodies are found, she becomes a prime suspect in the murders.

Scarlet is divorced from Special Agent Diego McCullough. But, when things get dangerous for her, he is the first one she thinks to call. Lucky for her, Diego has just opted to join an elite group within the FBI known as the Krewe of Hunters. They give him the support he needs to get to her quickly and to investigate just what is going on there, even the ghostly events. Along the way, Scarlet and Diego find that their romance isn't dead after all.

I would classify this as a paranormal romantic mystery. There are elements of all 3 present in this well-written story. Ghosts of murder victims are talking to both Scarlet and the investigators. A romance is rekindled between Scarlet and her ex-husband Diego. Then there are the mysteries as to who killed Nathan Kendall and his wife Jillian 150 years ago and who is killing people now. All 3 parts blend together to make a good story that kept me guessing as to the identity of the killer right up until the end. The book held up as a page turner. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next as I read. As a result, I read it quickly and was a little sorry to see it end, but felt the ending was satisfying.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.