Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Evil Inside (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham

SOME DEATHS LIVE ON FOREVER For as long as it has stood overlooking New England’s jagged coastline, Lexington House has been the witness to madness… and murder. But in recent years the inexplicable malice that once tormented so many has lain as silent as its victims. Until now… A member of the nation’s foremost paranormal forensic team, Jenna Duffy has made a career out of investigating the inexplicable. Yet nothing could prepare her for the string of slayings once again plaguing Lexington House—or for the chief suspect, a boy barely old enough to drive, much less kill. With the young man’s life on the line, Jenna must team up with attorney Samuel Hall to pinpoint who—or what—is taking the lives of those who get too close to the past. But everything they learn brings them closer to the forces of evil stalking this tortured ground. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

Evil Inside is the fourth novel in the Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham.  All of the books in this series involve a special forensic unit of the FBI, which deals unofficially with the paranormal.  If you enjoy paranormal romances steeped in mystery you are sure to love this series.  All of the tales can be read as a standalone. Graham gives enough background to bring the reader up to speed, and each novel deals with one agent and their romance.

The Evil Inside focusing on Jenna Duffy, a registered RN turned FBI agent, who can see ghosts and events from the past.  The story takes place in Salem, Massachusetts and deals with a murder at the old Lexington House.  Samuel Hall is a defense attorney headed to his old family homestead when he comes across a young man standing in the middle of the road;naked and covered in blood. He is charged with the brutal murder of his parents and grandmother.  Jenna's Uncle lives in Salem and ask her to come and unofficially help the boy. She meets him at a pub, where he states the boy is innocent and that more help is coming. Sam Hall enters the pub, and its apparent Jenna's Uncle has planned this meeting. He tries to convince Sam and Jenna that they must help the young man. He arranges for them to speak with the boy.

Sam decides to defend the young man and together with Jenna and her Uncle they begin to investigate the murders. Jenna's team shows up and offers their unofficial assistance. The plot was filled with lots of twists, suspects and danger. While I did eventually piece together the suspect before it was revealed, I enjoyed the ride. The romance between Jenna and Sam was sweet, hot and complimented the story.  Graham has a great ability to deliver a romance that is hot and sexy without too much detail.

The Evil Inside was a fast paced paranormal murder mystery, filled with suspense, danger and just the right amount of romance. I found myself completely immersed in this tale, and loved all the background on the Salem Witch trials. The town’s diverse citizens and characters made it the perfect backdrop for this case.  

 I highly recommend this book to fans of romance, mystery, the Salem Witch trials and paranormal elements.  Heather Graham is one of my favorite authors and I encourage you to check out some of her other series such as; the Flynn Brothers  series, Bone Island Trilogy and the Harrison Investigation series.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 cups of coffee. 

Buy here: B&N or here: Amazon
Author's website: Heather Graham

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At November 19, 2011 at 3:49 PM , Anonymous Chrissie @ Once Upon a Series said...

I've been meaning to try something by this author for a while now and this series sounds like a great place to start! I love paranormal romance murder mystery type books :)

At November 20, 2011 at 1:15 PM , Blogger Christy (Love of Books) said...

I really want to read this series.. I read a different book by Heather Graham years ago, and really liked it. I can't remember what it was called though.

At November 22, 2011 at 4:07 PM , Blogger Rebecca said...

This sounds interesting! I think I've seen it around, but I never really stopped to see what it was about. I like the sound of it though! Great review. :)

At November 22, 2011 at 5:15 PM , Blogger Annabell said...

I have a few of her books, but haven't read anything by her yet. I need more time!

At November 25, 2011 at 8:34 PM , Blogger Raine said...

I'm still missing Book 2 of the Flynn Brothers series and I've started to check out her other series too. I don't know about the Harrison Investigation series. :D


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