From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham comes a new story in her Krewe of Hunters series…
For Andre Rousseau and Cheyenne Donegal, an encounter with the deceased in a cemetery is certainly nothing new.
But this year, Halloween is taking them across the pond—unofficially.
Their experiences in life haven’t prepared them for what’s to come.
Cheyenne’s distant cousin and dear friend Emily Donegal has called from London. Murder has come to her neighborhood, with bodies just outside Highgate Cemetery, drained of blood.
The last victim was found at Emily’s doorstep, and evidence seems to be arising not just against her fiancé, Eric, but against Emily, too. But Emily isn’t just afraid of the law—many in the great city are beginning to believe that the historic Vampire of Highgate is making himself known, aided and abetted by adherents. Some are even angry and frightened enough to believe they should take matters into their own hands.
Andre and Cheyenne know they’re in for serious trouble when they arrive, and they soon come to realize that the trouble might be deadly not just for Emily and Eric, but for themselves as well.
There’s help to be found in the beautiful and historic old cemetery.
And as All Hallows Eve looms, they’ll be in a race against time, seeking the truth before the infamous vampire has a chance to strike again.
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Well, isn’t this a timely release? I read this during my commute to work, and I found it to be a proper Halloween treat – no nasty tricks to be found at all.
I really enjoyed Andre and Cheyenne’s dynamic. They had a really easygoing, and natural interaction, through which the depth of their feelings for each other was plain to see. That was overlaid with a decent plot – a real “whodunnit”. And though you may guess the culprit (I didn’t, I confess), I genuinely don’t think that would impair your enjoyment of the story at all.
This was, simply put, a delightfully spooky read.
I haven’t read much from this author at all. Clearly, I am missing out. I must get on and rectify that omission.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham has always been an avid reader, from classics to sci-fi, mystery, horror, thriller, romance, and all kinds of non-fiction. She’s fairly certain that her mom’s deliciously crazy family–arriving in the US a bit before her birth from Ireland–gave her the love of storytelling.
She started out in theater and commercials, but once her children began to arrive, she stayed home and gave writing a try. She’s incredibly grateful to be doing what she’s doing for a living.
Heather belongs to MWA, RWA, Sisters in Crime, HWA, and ITW, and has the recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, a Silver Bullet for charitable works, and this year, she will receive the Thriller Master title from ITW.
She has over 200 novels in print, and has been published in 22 languages.