I'm addicted to Heather Graham's Krewe of Hunters books that involve a special team of FBI agents, the paranormal, some history, and romance. Dying Breath, set in Boston, is one of the best. It kept me anxious and turning pages the entire time I read it.
When Vickie Preston was in high school, she was babysitting when she was warned to get out of the house to save herself and Noah Ballantine, the baby. Vickie managed to get out just in time to evade a serial killer. It was the first time she was visited by a ghost, and the first time she met Griffin Pryce, then a Boston policeman.
Nine years later, Vickie's back in Boston, a published author and historian who specializes in Boston's history. Once again, there's a serial killer haunting Boston, called the Undertaker by the media. Women have been attacked, and buried alive in different locations. This time, the FBI's Krewe of Hunters has been called in, a group of agents with special gifts. They can talk with ghosts, or have dreams that help them track and identify killers. Special agents Jackson Crowe and Griffin Pryce have been sent to Boston. And, they show up at Vickie's door, looking for help because one of the clues mentions the name "Preston". The latest missing victim is Noah Ballantine's mother, Chrissy.
Dying Breath is a fast-paced, intense novel. The suspenseful novel has courageous, strong characters, including Vickie Preston. Those who enjoy paranormal elements will appreciate the intercession of ghosts, aiding the search for the Undertaker. The fascinating history of Boston only adds to the atmospheric story. While Graham has taken her Krewe of Hunters all over the U.S., to Civil War battlefields, New Orleans, Alaska, this story with the background of Puritans, smallpox epidemics, and creepy killers, is one of the best.
Heather Graham's website is www.TheOriginalHeatherGraham.com.
Dying Breath by Heather Graham. MIRA. 2017. ISBN 9780778339522 (hardcover), 314p.
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