Author: Heather Graham
Published: Mira, 2008
Series: Book 1, Flynn Brothers Trilogy
First Line: "It was there..."
Summary: 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. (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: I’m really into Heather Graham’s novels lately. The ones pertaining to the supernatural and murders, anyway. So when it comes to Deadly Night, I can say yes, I liked Deadly Night. I didn’t absolutely love it but I still thought it was a pretty good read.
I liked Kendall, she was a good main character who definitely had her flaws. The flaws were what made her character all the more realistic. Although I did think she seemed a bit too angry towards Aidan at some points. As for Aidan, I liked him. I could see where he was going with his line of thought and I thought he was a really great character.
The ghost part was pretty creepy. There were a few parts that I got a bit of a case of the goose bumps at and I did look over my shoulder a couple of times.
The mystery aspect was really interesting and while I had my suspicions I didn’t correctly guess who the killer was until it was revealed. I think part of that was because there was a character that I was hoping was the killer because I didn’t like that character.
There were a couple of loose ends that weren’t tied up as I felt the story ended quite abruptly without explaining some key details that I would definitely have liked to know about.
Deadly Night was quite an enjoyable read and while I had hoped there was more evidence in the beginning I thought that Deadly Night played out quite nicely. It was a great first book in the Flynn Brothers trilogy and I look forward to reading the other two books in the series.