Thursday, October 26, 2017

Review: Hallow Be the Haunt by Heather Graham

About HALLOW BE THE HAUNT (A Krewe of Hunters Novella):

Years ago, Jake Mallory fell in love all over again with Ashley Donegal–while he and the Krewe were investigating a murder that replicated a horrible Civil War death at her family’s Donegal Plantation.

Now, Ashley and Jake are back–planning for their wedding, which will take place the following month at Donegal Plantation, her beautiful old antebellum home.

But Halloween is approaching. And Ashley is haunted by a ghost warning her of deaths about to come in the city of New Orleans, deaths caused by the same murderer who stole the life of the beautiful ghost haunting her dreams, night after night.

At first, Jake is afraid that returning home has simply awakened some of the fear of the past . . . .

But as Ashley’s nightmares continue, a body count begins to accrue in the city . . . .

And it’s suddenly a race to stop a killer before Hallow’s Eve comes to a crashing end, with dozens more life at stake, not to mention heart, soul, and life for Jake and Ashley themselves.


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About Heather Graham: New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham has always been an avid reader, from classics to sci-fi, mystery, horror, thriller, romance, and all kinds of non-fiction. She’s fairly certain that her mom’s deliciously crazy family–arriving in the US a bit before her birth from Ireland–gave her the love of storytelling. She started out in theater and commercials, but once her children began to arrive, she stayed home and gave writing a try. She’s incredibly grateful to be doing what she’s doing for a living. Heather belongs to MWA, RWA, Sisters in Crime, HWA, and ITW, and has the recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, a Silver Bullet for charitable works, and this year, she will receive the Thriller Master title from ITW. She has over 200 novels in print, and has been published in 22 languages.    

Meagan's Review:

This is a great Halloween murder mystery novella. New Orleans spooky town - check. Old Plantation house with spooky grave yard - check. Creepy family history - check. People dying around town - check. Ghosts, witches and freakin clowns - check. Book that will  keep you guessing until the very end - check check. 

I really enjoyed this book. Even though this is the first book that I've read from Heather Graham I  didn't have a hard time at all following the characters and understanding their dynamics and I'm definitely a fan now and plan on getting my hands on more of her books. Our story starts out with  Jake and Ashley being back in their hometown of New Orleans for two reasons. One  for Halloween  and the scare fest they have on the plantation every year. Two to plan their upcoming wedding. 

Even though they only have these two plans on their plate life has other plans for them. The first night back Ashley has a dream/nightmare of a dead girl and she keeps asking for help. So Ashley of course feels obligated to help solve her murder and bring those responsible to justice. Of course it helps that her fiancee is an FBI agent who works on a special task force that deals with  the supernatural......ohhh if only he were Dean Winchester....then my life would be complete. Anyways Jake gets asked to help out on a case where a giant man named Tink has his throat slit and dies by 3 witches. As more information is given we learn that the girl from Ashley's dream and the murder of Tink as well as some other odd coincidences are all linked together. 

They are also on a clock. Halloween is coming up and they only have so many days to solve the case. Everyone is a suspect and the book keeps you guessing till the very end as to who the mastermind being these killings is and who is helping them. Everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted. Will they find out who is being the killings before Halloween when something big is going down? Will something bad happen  to Ashley because of her dreams? Will they still have a wedding? You'll have to find out in this short story what's in store for Jake and Ashley and the wonders and horrors that come with Halloween in New Orleans. 


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