Thursday, September 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Deadly Night by Heather Graham

Author: Heather Graham
First published in 2008 by Harelquin

The Flynn brothers have inherited more than a New Orleans plantation. They've inherited a ghostly presence -- and a long-kept secret.

Aidan Flynn, a private investigator and eldest of the Flynn brothers, scoffs at the haunted-house rumors -- especially since Kendall Montgomery, a tarot card reader who has been living in the mansion, is the one to tell him the tale of a woman in white. But when he finds a human bone on the grounds and another by the river, Aidan delves into the dark history of the Flynn plantation.

Forced together to uncover the truth, Aidan and Kendall realize that a serial killer whose victims seem to vanish into thin air has long been at work -- and that their own fates are about to be sealed forever unless they believe in the unbelievable.

If I had to choose, I would pick the mystery part of this story over the romance.  In Deadly Night, the Flynn Brothers have inherited a plantation from a great aunt that they never knew existed.  Some say it is haunted, but Aidan doesn't believe in ghosts.  What he does know is there is a serial killer active in the city and is using his land as a killing field.  I liked the mystery and the killer was a surprise.  

What I didn't like was the romance.  It was kind of underwhelming.  I didn't really feel much chemistry between Kendall and Aidan, so that was a little disappointing.  I wanted more spark.  I almost feel like that story would have been fine without the romance.    

This is the first in a trilogy, so I'll be seeking out the other books. Stay tuned, one of them may show up here.

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