Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The Forgotten by Heather Graham

If you're a fan of Heather Graham's Krewe of Hunters series, as I am, here's a warning. Don't read my review unless you've already readThe Silenced. Graham's latest suspense novel in the series, The Forgotten, includes some of the same characters, and it will spoil The Silenced if you haven't read it. For those who are going on with the review, The Forgotten is as fascinating as all the other books in the series.

After horrifying events in her life, Lara Mayhew has changed careers, and her last name to Ainsworth, her mother's maiden name. She's moved to Miami, where she now works in PR for a center that rescues, rehabilitates, and researches dolphins. She hasn't worked there long, but one of the dolphins, Cocoa, has bonded with her. And, then one day Cocoa brings her a gift, a human finger.

FBI agent Brett Cody is angry and frustrated at the turn in a case. He liked Maria Gomez. But, now she was dead, murdered by a man who looked just like her dead husband, a man who had been caught up in the schemes of a Miami crime boss. But, it isn't until Lara Ainsworth reports that finger that Brett and his partner, Diego, realize how strange their case is. And, when another man is murdered, supposedly by a friend who had been buried three months earlier, the national headlines scream about killer zombies in Miami. The dead may be walking, and appearing to those who can help them, but there is someone evil behind the body snatching.

Like Nora Roberts, Heather Graham has written countless books, and both authors are able to bring unique twists to every story. Graham's Krewe of Hunters novels feature strong women, sexy men, and the unexplained. The Krewe of Hunters is a special unit of the FBI formed to investigate cases involving the unexplained, often ghosts that appear and assist in finding the humans behind the evil. Each book takes place in an unusual, beautiful setting; in this case, Miami, Florida, with fascinating details about the locale. And, the books are romantic suspense, involving a man and woman who are strongly attracted to each other.

The Krewe of Hunters novels are fast-paced stories that suck the reader in quickly with a dramatic opening scene. The Forgotten, with the helpful dolphin, the stories of  the dead walking the streets of Miami, and the attractive investigators, is a novel not easily forgotten.

*****
Note: Since Heather Graham just signed a contract for another five books in the Krewe of Hunters series, those of us who are fans have terrific reading ahead of us. And, her new book in the series, The Hidden, is due out at the end of September.

Heather Graham's website is www.theoriginalheathergraham.com

The Forgotten by Heather Graham. MIRA. 2015. ISBN 9780778318576 (hardcover), 296p.

*****
FTC full disclosure - Library book

4 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

My wife is a big Heather Graham fan (and Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, since you mentioned her) and has read dozens of her books, including the Krewe of Hunters books. This is on her list.

Jeff M.

Lesa said...

Don't let her read the review, Jeff, unless she's already read the previous one! They're both terrific storytellers.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I just read her the non-spoiler highlights. She is still a trilogy or so behind on these.

Jeff M.

Lesa said...

Oh, that's good, Jeff. I don't want her to be unhappy that she knows too much when she reads the books. I hate when that happens! I never read reviews of Louise Penny's books before I read the book.