Author: Heather Graham
Published: Mira, 26 July 2011
Series: Book 3, Krewe of Hunters
First Line: "Someone was following her."
Summary: The details of the crime scene are no coincidence. The body – a promising starlet – has been battered, bloodied and then discarded between two of Manhattan’s oldest graveyards.
One look and Detective Jude Crosby recognizes the tableau: a re-creation of Jack the Ripper’s gruesome work. But he also sees something beyond the actions of a mere copycat. Something more dangerous…and unexplainable.
As the city seethes with suspicion, Jude calls on Whitney Tremont, a member of the country’s preeminent paranormal investigating team, to put the speculation to rest. Yet when Whitney and Jude delve deeper, what they discover is more shocking than either could have predicted, and twice as sinister… (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: A lot of people know about Jack the Ripper. I know about Jack the Ripper, but I didn’t know too much about him other than he plagued the streets of London in the 1800s. Sacred Evil features a killer who is determined to copy Jack the Ripper’s kills, on the streets of New York.
Not knowing much about JTR I found Sacred Evil to be really fascinating on that front. It definitely captured my interest from page one and kept me reading. I ended up finishing Sacred Evil in two sittings.
I really loved that Sacred Evil tied back to things that happened in the first two books and characters who appeared in those books were still around and things had progressed with them.
Speaking of characters, Jude was an interesting new character; I quite liked him to be honest and I thought that the chemistry between him and Whitney was really interesting and it held my interest because the chemistry was just right.
As with all of Heather Graham’s novels that I’ve read I thought I had some idea who the killer was but then at the very end I was proven wrong. That’s one thing I really like about these books is that they keep you guessing all the way through.
The ghostly element of Sacred Evil was there and while it wasn’t as creepy or prominent as other books in the series, I thought this ghostly element was very interesting and quite different indeed.
Overall, Sacred Evil is an awesome addition to the Krewe of Hunters series. I would say that Sacred Evil was even my favourite of the series. They are definitely well worth a read if you’re into ghosts, history and murder mysteries, with a touch of romance sprinkled in.