Friday, June 22, 2012

The Unseen by Heather Graham

Title: The Unseen

Author: Heather Graham

Published: Mira, March 2012

Pages: 352

Series: Book 5, Krewe of Hunters

Summary: 1800s. San Antonio, Texas: In room 207 at the Longhorn Saloon, in the long shadow of the Alamo itself, a woman renowned for her beauty was brutally murdered. Her killer was never found.

One year ago: In that same historic room, another woman vanished without a trace. Her blood was everywhere…but her body was never recovered.

Now: In the last month, San Antonio has become a dumping ground for battered bodies.

All young women, many of them long missing, almost all forgotten. Until now.

Texas Ranger Logan Raintree cannot sit by and let his city's most vulnerable citizens be slain. So when he is approached to lead a brand-new group of elite paranormal investigators working the case, he has no choice but to accept the challenge. And with it, his powerful ability to commune with the dead.

Among Logan's new team is Kelsey O'Brien, a U.S. marshal known for her razor-sharp intuition and a toughness that belies her delicate exterior. Kelsey has been waiting all her life to work with someone who can understand her ability to "see" the past unfolding in the present. Now she has her chance.

Together, Kelsey and Logan follow their instincts to the Alamo and to the newly reopened Longhorn, which once tempted heroes with drink, cards and women. If the spirits of those long-dead Texans are really appearing to the victims before their deaths, only Kelsey and Logan have the skills to find out why.
And if something more earthly is menacing the city's oldest, darkest corners, only they can stop it—before more innocent women join the company of San Antonio's restless ghosts…  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: As a lover of the Krewe of Hunters series I was super excited to see this spin-off series featuring a new Krewe of Hunters.

I enjoyed the book it had everything that I love about Heather Graham’s writing.  It had the murder mystery, the ghosts, and the psychics and then it had the romance but I usually just think of the romance as being a part of the story that was just there.

While I really enjoyed the mystery aspect of the story and the ghost part, I feel there was something missing in the character side of things.  This is sort of unusual for me to notice as I don’t pay too much attention to the characters usually.  However, this is a Heather Graham novel and I find myself interested in her characters more so than others and I feel like we didn’t get to know Kelsey or Logan all that much.  I liked what I got from them but I just felt like there was something missing.

It was really good to see a couple of members from the other Krewe of Hunters series, I’m also curious to find out more about the other members of the new team.  You do meet some of the others but very barely, they’re a team but the book focuses more on Kelsey and Logan more than anything.

Overall, I really enjoyed The Unseen.  It had a twist that was really awesome and while I guessed some of the whodunit I wasn’t completely sure about it until it was confirmed.  The book opens up for an awesome new series and whether you’ve read the original Krewe of Hunters series or not this is definitely enjoyable.

Source: NetGalley

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