Let the Dead Sleep

Let the Dead Sleep

by Heather Graham
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Let the Dead Sleep 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
lucieparis2011 More than 1 year ago
A great original novel. A beautiful journey into the heart of New Orleans with suspense, romance and murders. The author leads you on the trail of an evil bust that leaves in its wake a host of corpses. All those who approach it are possessed and killed one way or another.  This could be a simple thriller with an interesting plot but Heather Graham added some touches of superstition and supernatural. A pinch of voodoo from the Bayou, a near-death experience and Satanists ritual. No zombies, no vampires but inexplicable events and sensations. The atmosphere is delightfully plausible since the lust for power is a reasonable motif for murders. As for the decor of this treasure hunt, it takes place in locations as diverse as a cemetery, a police station, a bar full of whores or even a church. Well described, well written, it made ¿¿me want to visit Louisiana as I felt myself walking alongside the protagonists in search of the bust. The characters contribute grandly in the success of this story. They all have a universe of their own. Quinn is a hero who wants to work for the good and not to waste his second chance after his terrible wild youth in New Orleans. Billie, the faithful servant, is desperate to protect Danni even if he is not getting any younger. Natacha is a mystical priestess and Larue, a cop full of good intentions but who has to follow the rules. They are amazingly well pictured. And of course, there are Angus and Danni Cafferty, the guardians of a secret that I really struggled to find its power. Indeed, for me, it remains the only downside of this good thriller. I spent too much time watching the various protagonists refuse to reveal the supernatural activity that took part in Angus past to his daughter. It was as if it were a terrible secret when in fact it is not. Many questions remain unanswered and I strongly hope that the author will write a sequel. The duo, Danni-Quinn, complements themselves and their interactions are fun even if the romantic part is not the strong point of this thriller. A great original novel.  Lucie newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
I have to say that this is not one of my favorite Heather Graham books. The first chapter grabbed my interest but as it progressed, it got weaker in my opinion. The main character, Danni, just seemed immature and dumb at times. The plot seemed transparent to me. However, paranormal romances aren't my favorite genre so this just wasn't to my liking. Since I've already purchased the entire series, I'm hoping the next 2 books are better. That being said, if you are into paranormal romances, this may be for you. It was well edited.
GinsBookNotes More than 1 year ago
New Orleans, voodoo, ancient evil, human sacrifice, and a new partnership against evil combine and make Heather Graham’s, Let the Dead Sleep a can’t put down tale of mystery and suspense. Book 1 of The Cafferty and Quinn series begins with a prologue. Dani is saying her final goodbyes to her larger than life father, Angus Quinn. He is in a coma and Dani is finding it difficult to let go. She talks to him endlessly and I was as shocked as she was when Angus bolts upright and proclaims, “Lass, so late, too late! I should have spoken to you about this so many times, so long ago.”… Dani is elated that her father has spoken and quickly yells for the doctor. The doctor, shakes his head sadly, and informs Dani that there is no way that her father has spoken to her since he had already passed when he had left her alone in the room to say her final goodbyes. And so we begin, Let the Dead Sleep. It has been three months since Angus’s death. Dani has many things to learn about the life her father led and the secrets he tried to protect her from .  She needs to come to terms with things quickly because a new evil has arrived in New Orleans and it is leaving a trial of dead in its wake. I really enjoyed this book. It had the perfect combo of mystery, suspense, paranormal, and romance. Things move along at a steady and engaging pace. The characters are all great—except for the bad guys, of course. I’m looking forward to discovering what is up next for Cafferty and Quinn in book 2, Waking the Dead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read with mystery, supernatural happenings and just a touch of romance. I did not like it quite as much as the Krewe of Hunters series though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heather Graham never lets you down• Her stories are so exciting you dont want to put the book down
sharon1JT More than 1 year ago
Not one of my favorite Heather Graham books. Although I love her paranormal books, this was a little too far out there. I found the heroine rather boring and dense, refusing to listen to sound advice because she needs to be in control.
ijaybee More than 1 year ago
Again Rbonda gives the entire story away!    Just read another review for a different book and she did the same thing!  Very  disappointing! And she gets the books free!  
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as her Krewe of Hunters series, in my opinion, but still a good read.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Mixing the flavor and history of New Orleans with a suspenseful mystery, a dollop of romance and a dash of the paranormal and Heather Graham created a new series to enjoy.  First in the Cafferty and Quinn Series, Let the Dead Sleep begins as Danni is at her father’s deathbed.  Her inheritance is the antiques shop and the apartment above it, and she decides to honor her father’s request that she keep the shop running.   When an elderly woman requests Danni purchase and remove a marble statue that has murdered her husband and threatens her, the woman is found dead before the purchase can be completed.  Hot on the trail of this odd statue is former cop Mike Quinn, who knew Danni’s father and has been chasing this malevolent marble bust to stop it. When he requests her help, Danni learns about herself, her family and just how important Quinn has become to her.  Expertly guiding the reader through New Orleans: modern and not so, touristy and dark and gritty, the ride is wild and full of tension. Each new discovery and element threads into the story to provide a rich tapestry steeped in the multiple cultures that provide the city with its unique otherworldliness.  Non-stop action, clever banter, sexual tension, an intriguing mystery and characters that are easy to identify with and care for, the book was hard to put down.  Left with a cliffhanger and other threads of stories still untied, this was the start of a series with great potential.  I received an eBook copy from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Weak and annoying plot, the big "mystery" of who the main characters are is never resolved, waste of time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book, easy to read and follow. Heather Graham is always a good bet and this one is a winner. I would give it 4 stars. I read it in just a few days. A good solid mystery.
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rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 stars Discription below taken off of Goodreads. Wow a lot of suspense and murders. I guessed some of the mystery but not all of it. I have a feeling that we will see more Cafferty and Quinn in the future. Their is some paranormal in this book. This is one dirty book, They get covered in mud and other junk a few times. Plus their is some love scenes too. Danni's father just died and he tells her to not sell the shop and read the book with the light. Danni finds out that she did not know about a lot of things her father had been doing all his life. Now Danni was supposed to pick up where he had been and making a better world. Michael a PI demanded that Danni step up for the job like her father would and to meet him at 5 and the address. Danni had a customer come and demand that she come to her house and buy a bust that was cursed. She said it killed her husband. That she had to come. Before her customer came to the shop Danni had painted her portait before ever seeing her. When Danni got to the house she found Michael their searching the house for her. Her car was parked in driveway, her housekeeper said she was imside but could not find her. They all searched till they found her in the attic she had hung herself. The bust was missing having a thief steal it at same time she killed herself. Whoever had the bust was soon killed. Even if you were just looking for it you might not survive. The body count kept rising as they trailed the bust. People were willing to pay a lot money for it. They thought they could get power owning it. The characters were a wide range of people, some good and some bad. The settings were creepy for some of them. I don't think I would break into a cemetary at night and go into a crypt too. And a New Orleans one too. Plot line was good. I could not get that interested in it like others of Heather's novels. I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley. Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (March 26, 2013) 336 pages ASIN: B00ALTVI6K
PeachyBD More than 1 year ago
Im sure it will be a great book but I haven't had time to read it yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disappointed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do all requests from the cats, well, not like 'leave Meadowkit alone' kind if requests, I wouldn't do this if I wasn't an assasin, but I am one.