Saturday, August 14, 2010

Unhallowed Ground by Heather Graham

Title: Unhallowed Ground

Author: Heather Graham

Published: Mira, 2009

Pages: 368

Summary: When Sarah McKinley is finally able to buy and restore the historic Florida mansion that she has always loved, she dismisses the horror stories of past residents vanishing and a long-dead housekeeper who practiced black magic. Then, in the midst of renovations, she makes a grim discovery. Hidden within the walls of Sarah's dream house are the remains of dozens of bodies—some dating back over a century.
The door to the past is blown wide open when Caleb Anderson, a private investigator, shows up at the mansion. He believes several current missing-persons cases are linked to the house and its dark past. Working together to find the connection and stop a contemporary killer, Sarah and Caleb are compelled to research the history of the haunted house, growing closer to each other even as the solution to the murders eludes them.
But there is one who knows the truth…a spirit who follows every move they make. Soon Caleb begins to fear that if he can't stay a step ahead, he could lose Sarah to a killer with an ability to transcend time in a quest for blood and sacrifice. (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: I was looking for a creepy murder mystery that would give me a bit of a scare and Unhallowed Ground wasn't too bad. It was creepy but it wasn't overly creepy. I did enjoy it though.

I liked the story line of Unhallowed Ground. I don't normally read adult murder mysteries and this one happened to have a supernatural twist which made it even more interesting.  It definitely gave the creepy factor quite a few points.

None of the characters were overly outstanding but they weren't ghastly at all either.

I do have one warning though, if you get creeped out really easily then you might want to avoid reading Unhallowed Ground late at night by yourself.

I have to say that the revelation of who the killer was took me quite by surprise.  I was really surprised because I didn't expect it at all which is quite unlike me. I actually had a whole different idea about who the killer was and why they did it.  So that was something I really enjoyed.

Overall, Unhallowed Ground was a nice change of pace book, that had me really interested for the majority of  the book. If you're interested in mysteries and with a paranormal twist then you'll definitely enjoy Unhallowed Ground.

Source: Library


  1. Oh wow this sounds totally me, i'm sold because of your great review. Thank you, adding to Wishlist now.

  2. I love reading books written by Heather Graham so I knew this book was going to be good. I started reading it and couldn't put it down until I was done with it. Can't wait to read the next book in this series.

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