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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

No one writes romantic urban fantasy better than Heather Graham

The wife of Louisiana State Senator David Holloway, Regina falls from the balcony of their mansion to her death. The New Orleans Police Department investigates and concludes Regina committed suicide as she still grieved the loss of her son Jacob due to a DUI several mo...
The wife of Louisiana State Senator David Holloway, Regina falls from the balcony of their mansion to her death. The New Orleans Police Department investigates and concludes Regina committed suicide as she still grieved the loss of her son Jacob due to a DUI several months ago.

Adam Harrison sends his special investigative team to New Orleans to look into the Holloway death. The unit is led by Jackson Crow, who used to work for the Fed's Behavioral Sciences Unit. He, his team of five, and paranormal pragmatic Virginia police officer Angela Hawkins who can detect the supernatural arrive at the Holloway mansion in the French Quarters. Their mission is to determine whether the supernatural was involved in the woman's fall. Soon they revise the objective to staying alive.

No one writes romantic urban fantasy better than Heather Graham does as she consistently blends suspense with the paranormal. Her latest thriller Phantom Evil uses the disturbing past of people who resided in what appears to be a haunted house with modern day supernatural happenings. Readers will hear the bumps in the night as Ms. Graham provides another powerful New Orleans paranormal romantic suspense thriller.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on March 4, 2011

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

For immature audiences only

I was hoping this would be an interesting read; however, it turned out to be a shallow mystery with limited character development and little exploration of the more interesting aspects of the ghostly phenomena. The characters were so one-dimensional it was hard to like...
I was hoping this would be an interesting read; however, it turned out to be a shallow mystery with limited character development and little exploration of the more interesting aspects of the ghostly phenomena. The characters were so one-dimensional it was hard to like or dislike them....a waste of good reading time.

posted by mysteryloverMI on April 19, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Another favorite!

    Can't wait to read about the next case! Makes you fall in love with the charactors and want to follow them to every case.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2014

    Never disappoints!

    A always so so good!

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  • Posted February 15, 2014

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    Reviewed by Robin Contest win at The Revolving Bookcase Review o

    Reviewed by Robin
    Contest win at The Revolving Bookcase
    Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

    Ms. Graham did it again with a book that pulls you in from the beginning captivating her audience long after they are done reading.

    She takes us deep into the French Quarters of New Orleans, with her way of describing the scenery she puts us smack dab in the middle of the suspense. As we travel through the French Quarters we find ourselves at the mansion of Senator David Holloway. The Senators wife jumped to her death, he wants to find out why because he doesn’t think that it was suicide over the grief of the loss of their child.

    Enlisted to find the mystery behind the mansion and the death of his wife is a special team of investigators known as the Krewe of Hunters. Adam Harrison heads this special group. It consists of six members, each in different government positions. Within this group each person has a special ability that helps them when dealing with the paranormal.

    He sends Angela Hawkins and Jackson Crew, who leads this team; out to investigate the old mansion which is filled with intriguing mysteries. While investigating Angela and Jackson find themselves butting heads with a little hint of romance, just enough to tease your senses.

    Ms. Graham brings the beauty of the New Orleans’s French Quarter and mixes in her own blend of the haunted beauty to keep you captivated. Giving up little pieces of the ending to make you think that you know what happened but in all actuality you don’t until the very end.

    I thoroughly enjoyed Phantom Evil. Ms. Graham brought the past into the present as she mixed the paranormal with human elements (human nature, instincts) leaving you thinking/hinting that this could possibly be real.

    I loved this ghost or was it a ghost story. Where you come face to face with the characters and you feel as if you are right in the middle of all the action that is going on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    This was the first Heather Graham I have ever read and definitel

    This was the first Heather Graham I have ever read and definitely intend to read more of her books!!!

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  • Posted August 20, 2012

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    Six members are recruited to join a secret government unit to in

    Six members are recruited to join a secret government unit to
    investigate paranormal cases. Jackson Crow heads the group, and is
    himself haunted by an experience from childhood. Skeptical, he can't
    help but wonder if this unit is more a punishment than anything else.
    Angela Hawkins has hidden her abilities since childhood. Now asked to
    embrace her gift, she finds herself with more than she bargained for.
    The team heads to a historic mansion in New Orleans where a senator's
    wife has committed suicide. Or so everyone thinks. As answers are
    uncovered, more questions remain. Did the woman kill herself, or did
    something unseen have a hand in her death? I've been a Graham fan for
    years, and couldn't wait for this series. Part secret op, part
    paranormal, all romance. Add in a murder mystery, and you've got me
    hooked. The secondary characters were so lovable, and I'm looking
    forward to their stories. Ghosts are hard to put down on paper and still
    give you that haunting chill like seeing it on screen. Graham pulls it
    off. And not without her typical humor and wit. I found myself turning
    each page wondering if it was ghost or human who did the deed.
    Recommended.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    Highly recommended

    This is an excellent seriers.

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

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    I was hooked from page one

    Graham quickly draws you in. I love these new characters and look forward to book 2 and 3. Takes place in New Orleans. Lots of suspense, twists and surprise. A great team of investigators.

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

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    What's up in The Big Easy

    A distraught senator's wife is found dead of an apparent suicide in the garden of her supposed haunted house. Wanting answers albeit discreetly the senator calls on a newly formed government team run by Adam Harrison and led by enigmatic Jackson Crow. This assignment may be just what the doctor order for Jackson after the tragedy that was his last case with the FBI. Now he's teamed up with 5 specially equipped people to handle all things paranormal and what better place to test that theory and the team then The Big Easy. Angela Hawkins is a trained policewoman from Virginia who at a young age had her first experience with paranormal activity when the plane her family was on crashed killing her parents and almost herself as well. She's learned who to trust and who to stay away from and she's learned about love and loss, but Jackson is more than what she's expecting and maybe more than her heart can handle. But their attraction is hard to resist and there's enough to worry about without complications of the heart there's something in the house something not right could it be "Phantom Evil".
    Heather Graham always does a bang up job when she expertly mixes paranormal with romance, she always comes up with likeable and believable characters and even though the plot may be quite a bit outside the normal box she somehow makes her audience believers during the read. Well Phantom Evil is no different there's enough from both worlds to excite any fan. She gives us a storyline that could be seen on any news show or headline and then she makes it more interesting by giving it a shade of otherworldly. She will take you to the French Quarter and Bourbon Street, introduce you to the characters who call it home and she'll show you the real New Orleans through her descriptive narrative. Her characters are spot on, perfectly portrayed and infinitely important to the telling of the story from the Voodoo Priestess to the ghosts themselves. Her hero and heroine are two people in desperate need of one another and she brings them together with earth moving and fireworks and keeps them together with honesty and compassion and of course with heat, because the love scenes are as hot as the humidity is high in a New Orleans summer.
    So take a stroll downtown, blow the sugar off a beignet while you enjoy a cup of pecan coffee and batten down the hatches of your emotions as this paranormal, psychological thriller will take you on a frightening journey, one that will leave you breathless when the ride is over.

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