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Posted January 21, 2012
Unseen is another novel involving Krewe of Hunter's leader Jackson Crow. He is in Texas, putting together a new crew, since his team is stretched to the limit with investigations and the characters have all been paired off. Graham delivers a novel filled with murder, mystery, suspense, paranormal activity and a new romance. I like the way the dead assist the living in these mystery driven romances. Young woman are showing up murdered near the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. All of these young women were last seen in the area of the Alamo and a historical hotel called the Longhorn. The Longhorn is steeped in history and death. Legend has it a young woman died by the hands of a man around the time of the battle of the Alamo in room 207. Recently, the room was found covered in blood, but the body was never found. Jackson has arranged to meet US Marshall, Kelsey O’Brien and Texas Ranger, Logan Raintree. Both have uncanny abilities to find the dead and missing. Neither of them knows what this job offer is about. When Raintree is offered the position as leader of a new team on the FBI, he isn’t sure he wants it, but his insatiable curiosity has him staying on the case. I really liked Raintree and was moved by his troubled past. He has the skills and manner to make a great team lead. O’Brien isn’t sure she wants the position. She has always lived near the water and has wanted to be a US Marshall since she was a teen. Like Raintree she is intrigued by the case. As the team takes on more members and more bodies are discovered; paranormal activity leads Raintree and O’Brien toward solving the case. Graham weaves a tale that captivates you, as she slowly reveals clues and suspects. The chemistry between Raintree and O’Brien develops slowly and was sweet. The climax finds O’Brien smack in the middle of danger. I am excited about the new team and look forward to reading more cases. I want to thank netGalley and Harlequin for providing this ARC in exchange for my unbiased review.
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Posted April 17, 2012
REVIEW PROVIDED BY: Kimberly Wise
*3.5 Stars* This is the first in the new Texas Krewe of Hunters. While most of Graham’s books have been set in Florida (mostly Key West) or some in New Orleans this is set in San Antonio, Texas. It is the start up of the new Krewe of Hunters. A new branch of the Harrison Investigation/Krewe of Hunters in New Orleans series.
Logan is a Texas Ranger who is coming back from losing his wife three years ago after a revenge killing for putting a man into prison. Kelsey is a US Marshal from Key West. Neither of them knows why they are being called to San Antonio except there is going to be a new job offer but neither has an idea of what kind of job or why them. When Jackson Crow (Krewe leader of the New Orleans branch) explains why they have been asked to help they learn women are being killed and left around the city. Jackson feels there is something going on and because The Alamo has such history maybe Logan and Kelsey with the “gifts” they have can get to the answers before another woman goes missing.
This is a very typical Graham ghost story. And ghost stories are where Graham should stay. She has a way of writing that draws the reader in. I guess you could say that Graham writes it all. Her books fall under “Paranormal Romantic Suspense”. Her books are not the same when she does not write about ghost. Thankfully we have three in this book to enjoy. The problem was I never felt a connection between Kelsey and Logan. Their relationship felt more like a working affair and when the case was over they would go their separate ways and be fine with it. What keeps this story going? The suspense of who-dunnit (which I am not sure I have ever figured out in one of Graham’s books and I read a lot of suspense books) and the history of the area she is writing about. The history that we find out through Graham’s writing is incredible and it makes you want to go visit. In this case it was The Alamo which of course was part of our history class growing up but Graham wraps a story around that history and brings the area to life. Is this one of her best ever? Maybe not. But I did enjoy it. And if you are a fan of Graham’s then you will as well. No one tells a ghost story like Graham!
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Posted April 9, 2012
Whomever gave this book zero stars?? Really? Did u even read the synopsis before buying? Very clear as to what its about! Heather Graham hits another home run.
History, paranormal, throw in a serial killer with a great twist at the end. Did not see that one coming!
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Posted March 25, 2012
Review: The Unseen by Heather Graham
This has a little of everything, ghosts of murder victims & murder,missing treasure, FBI Agent,Texas Ranger,US Marshal,Alamo, Davy Crocket, movie, mediums,romance,sex scenes and it all makes sense.
Kelsey O'Brien is US Marshal out of Florida she was sent to texas to meet with FBI Agent Crow. She not sure why but is staying with old friend who bought an old hotel & bar by the Alamo.
Logan Raintree is a Texas Ranger he also has been asked to meet and work with FBI Agent Crow. Logan sees the dread. He is a widower.
Agent Crow is putting together a second team that has extra senses and wants Logan to head up the team. Tells him to take his time but work a serial
murder right in his town.
In fact one murder victum never found but hotel room had blood all over it is the one Kelsey is staying in. The murder taken place at the time her friend was buying the hotel. Kelsey ended up in that room and saw ghosts in it.
Logan and Kelsey got very close fast as they worked together. Trying to find out who the victims were and why they were killed.
I would like to read more books about this team working together.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
03/27/2012 PUB Harlequin Mira Books
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Posted June 22, 2012
Loved this book. Cant wait to read the rest of the series. Heather Graham is one of my favorite authors. I love how she keeps me wanting more. This book is on my list of favorites.
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Posted April 5, 2012
First, I want to say that this is my first Heather Graham book, and it has gotten me hooked. I just purchased all of her Krewe of Hunters series and am eager to read them.
So this book, as I understand, is a branching off of her Krewe of Hunters series. I realized this about a chapter in when the Krewe of Hunters was mentioned and I thought to myself, I think I have a book on hold that is from a series by the same name. I paused, looked it up, and low and behold, I did. I was worried that I might get confused when reading this book, so I did some research to see if this was part of the series, or an off shoot. I discovered it was an off shoot and was very happy. You do not have to have read any of the Krewe of Hunters series to understand this book at all. Since I do not have a bias based on previous books, like some reviewers, I totally enjoyed it.
The story starts out pretty quickly and is easy to follow. It reminds me of Dark Hunters in a way, the whole brooding single guys and tough single girls who protect the innocent, the whole crime fighting aspect, the romance aspect, and the whole supernatural part. But that is the only comparison. It is completely unique, at least compared to what I have read.
This is more like a historical mystery, crime fighting novel. More along the lines of Sherlock Holmes with a paranormal romance twist. There is a lot of action and the two main characters are quite developed. I wonder if other books, if written, will follow other members of the team? That would make sense. This book was full of suspense and kept me on the edge of my seat, I had to force myself to go to sleep because I had church in the morning, even though I was almost at the "who done it part."
Now for who was the bad guy? I am so not going to tell you, you will just have to read and find out on your own. I was delightfully surprised that I had not guessed who'd done it before it was revealed, that makes this a very well written story, in my opinion.
Now I have to say this is an ADULT book. It has multiple sex scenes, though not as graphic as some, they are by no means just "they fell into each others arms ect..." They are a bit graphic, but this is an adult paranormal romance novel, not a book written for teens. I don't remember any swearing, but that doesn't mean it wasn't in there, if it was, there wasn't so much that it bothered me.
In conclusion, this book was super good, and I highly recommend it. I would recommend this book only for adults, but obviously, it is up to you what your kids read. Teachers, this is NOT one to recommend to students to read, things will just go south from there.
If you like mysteries, paranormal romances, or books with a bit of historical romance mixed in, you will love this book, I am sure of it!
I received this book as an ARC. I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist parents and teachers in recommending appropriate books for your kids to read.
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Posted March 28, 2012
I loved this book it had everything in it I love to read and being a Texas girl and having family that fought at the Alamo and died it was amazing. I can not wait for the next installment.
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Posted October 10, 2014
Posted September 30, 2014
The story had its intriguing moments, and well, after reading half a dozen books by Heather Graham, it’s great that she still manages to surprise me every now and then. The combination of the urban legend from the 1800s and present day ghosts was an interesting one. Unfortunately the romance was dull – rather boring even – and the characters had almost zero chemistry. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 26, 2014
Posted June 2, 2014
Jackson Crow is putting together a 2nd Krewe of Hunters. He’s in San Antonio, Texas interviewing two of his choices, a Texas Ranger, Logan Raintree, and a U.S. Marshal, Kelsey O’Brien. Raintree has grown up in San Antonio, O’Brien is a newcomer. During the course of the interviews Crow produces evidence of a serial killer in San Antonio targeting young women. Raintree and O’Brien decided to look into the killings while making up their minds about joining the Krewe. However, it is only a short time before they both decide they want to be permanently part of the Krewe. The story is mainly set at the Longhorn Hotel and the Alamo. Raintree and O’Brien and see and speak with ghosts.
Kelsey is invited to an interview in San Antonio and decides to stay at her friend’s newly reopened hotel, The Longhorn. Before she is there very long, a cowboy comes screaming out of one of the rooms saying the walls were covered in blood. Kelsey trades rooms with him to help her friend out. A woman was murdered in the room shortly before the fall of the Alamo. She meets Logan when she goes to her interview with Jackson. They proceed to the Alamo. It seems most of the women were abducted from that area. Logan has a friend there who is a ghost from the time of the battle with Santa Anna at the Alamo. They race to find the killers before another woman is abducted. They speak with ghosts, see visions, and are assisted in their search by a large group of birds. Kelsey ends up getting abducted. The killer is a surprise.
I very much enjoy Heather Graham’s books and especially this series, The Krewe of Hunters. Logan is the epitome of the Texas Ranger and Kelsey is a very capable U.S. Marshall. This is a romantic suspense story and I would recommend it to those who like that kind of book as well as those who read paranormal stories and mysteries. It is an easy and entertaining read.
Posted March 15, 2014
My mom stared at me acros the table glancing nervously at mu father.(my adoptive parents). It was silent. It was that way most of the time in my house lately. Silent. My mom spoke. "Honey you know how...um your school counselor suggested...tgat um you go to a proffessional....." she trailed off not being able to do it. I fidnt know anything about the school counselor ever talking to my parents. "A professional what?" I asked her mom shook head never mind dear. The rest of the meal went on in silence. I shrugged eatingvwhat was left on my plate and excusing myself from the table. I went up the stairs to the basement. (My room). My parents always asked why i chose to live there when w had a huge house with tons if rooms. To tell the truth i didnt kniw it just felt safe because no one coukd get in unless i let them. Ever since the break in i started living up here my phone buzzed. Who the heck coukd that be? I didnt have any friends. I picked it up. Blocked number. I shook my head. My phone buzzed again. Blocked number. I picked it up. "WHAT?!" i said then suddenly the voice in my head came over the line "saraya you have to get out of the house NOW!" suddenly the fire alarm rang out and i rushed down the ladder. I ran to the kitchen. The cutting board had been too clise to the oven i grabbed a fire extinguisher. I felt no fear. "SARAYA!" My mother shouted at me grabbing my arm i shook her off and fired at the cutting board. The fire was put out in seconds. My mom hugged me hard then hheld me away from her. "Dont ever do that to me again." I nodded and she hugged me again. The voice came once more "Good job my dear." Then suddenly everything spun and i fell onto the ground grasping my head as images filled it then i blacked out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 10, 2013
Posted April 14, 2013
In Graham’s paranormal novel, room 207 at the Longhorn Saloon has been the scene of many crimes over the past century. In that very same room today, another woman vanishes never to be heard from again. San Antonio has become a dumping ground for mutilated bodies and Texas Ranger Logan Raintree and U.S. Marshal Kelsey O’Brien are approached to join a team of elite paranormal investigators currently working on the unsolved case. Together, Kelsey and Logan will follow their instincts to the Alamo and with their “special skills” they will discover the why of it all.
Once again, Graham shines as an incredible storyteller in yet another great addition to the Krewe of Hunters series.
Posted January 2, 2013
I am a fan of Heather Graham from way back, and I love her paranormal books! This one was a real page-turner fom the start. Great plot, characters you can relate to, romance and an ending i didn't quite expect. Well done, Ms. Graham!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 30, 2012
Truthfully, I didn't expect a whole lot from this book. It's described as Logan Raintree and his group of paranormal investigators solving crime. So, I thought the book would likely be a bit hokey. I was pleasantly surprised that this story had so much depth and character development, so much so that I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
The story is told from mostly two points of view - Logan Raintree and Kelsey O'Brien, the two main investigators on the case and the love interest in story. They don't sit around in dark rooms communing with ghosts... at least not much. The beauty of the story is that Graham creates characters who use their investigative skills as Texas Ranger and US Marshall, respectively. Yes, there are just enough spine tingling ghost stories to keep the ghost story lovers happy (I am one of those people) and just enough mystery/thriller to keep thriller lovers on the edge of their seats (I was on the edge of mine).
Now I just got a taste of Graham's paranoramal series with this book and am looking forward to getting my hands on the next one.