Friday, December 14, 2012

RS Review: The Uninvited (Krewe of Hunters) [Hardcover}



I've finished "The Uninvited" the 4th book in her Texas Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham.

Product Description

1777: In the throes of the Revolutionary War, Landon Mansion is commandeered by British Lord "Butcher" Bedford. He stabs Lucy Tarleton — who spurned his king and his love — leaving her to die in her father's arms.

NOW: After the day's final tour, docent Allison Leigh makes her rounds while locking up … and finds a colleague slumped over Bedford's desk, impaled on his own replica bayonet.

Resident ghosts may be the stock-in-trade of stately Philadelphia homes, but Allison — a noted historian — is indignant at the prospect of "ghost hunters" investigating this apparent murder.
Agent Tyler Montague knows his hauntings and his history. But while Allison is skeptical of the newcomer, a second mysterious murder occurs. Has "Butcher" Bedford resurfaced? Or is there another malevolent force at work in Landon Mansion? Wary, yet deeply attracted, Allison has to trust in Tyler and work with him to discover just what uninvited guest—dead or alive—has taken over the house.

Or their lives could become history!

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham has written more than a hundred novels. She's a winner of the RWA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Thriller Writers' Silver Bullet. She is an active member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. For more information, check out her websites: TheOriginalHeatherGraham.com, eHeatherGraham.com, and HeatherGraham.tv. You can also find Heather on Facebook.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA; Original edition (August 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0778313700
ISBN-13: 978-0778313700


My Review:

The Tarleton-Dandridge house gives tours to the public.   All of the tour guides dress in traditional clothes and the weapons are real but there is no gunpowder.  Julian Mitchell a tour guide snuck out of the house after lunch to play with his band at a gig for real money.  He sneaks back  into the house within the 2 hour tours and plans to beg Allison for her forgiveness.

Alison has loved the house for a long time and she is also a professor at the University writing papers about the house and the time period.  When she is locking up for the night she finds Julian dead with his jaw punctured by his bayonet.  She is questioned by the police for hours and then a FBI Krewe agent is sent to find out what happened.

Tyler Montague used to work as a Texas Ranger with Logan but now works in the special unit of the FBI called the Texas Krewe of Hunters.  All the members have some six sense and most of them can see ghosts.  Tyler is lead on this case and when he investigates further he decides to bring the rest of his team in. 

Allison starts seeing Julian everywhere she goes and she believes she is going crazy.  The first time she sees him she faints dead away.  Tyler figures out she is seeing a ghost and manages to see and hear Julian himself.  When his team arrive they also see and hear Julian who tells them he didn't kill himself.

The Krewe stay at the house to figure out about events that started about ten years ago with a boy that was electrocuted when he tried to break into the house and then a tour guide died from a massive heart attack.  A recent case involves a father and husband that is in a coma after visiting the house.

I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters except for Allison who I thought was rude, stuckup and unbelieving.  I didn't really enjoy the romance because it was an abrupt turn from her being rude, stuckup and unbelieving to how safe she felt around Tyler and she started realizing how handsome he was.

3/5

Books in series:

1.  The Unseen 
2.  The Unholy
3.  The Unspoken
4.  The Uninvited
5.  The Night is Watching - May 28, 2013

1 comment:

K said...

Great review! Whenever I come across a character who I think is stuck up, it takes quite a bit of motivation for me to finish the book! Happened to me in Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, I couldn't stand the main character at all and I still haven't finished that book!

Kristen @OCA

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