Friday, June 17, 2016

The Unspoken by Heather Graham

Title: The Unspoken

Author: Heather Graham

Published: Harlequin Mira, 2012

Pages: 384

Series: Krewe of Hunters, Book 7

Description: 1898: Bound for Chicago, the freighter Jerry McGuen goes down in Lake Michigan, taking with it every man aboard. But what other fate could befall a vessel carrying the ill-gotten sarcophagus of an Egyptian sorcerer?

Now: A veteran diver and "ghost ship" expert is exploring the legendary wreck for a documentary. He dies inexplicably inside the freighter's main saloon. Then another diver is killed and panicked rumors rise like bubbles from the lake: ancient demons have awakened below!
The expedition's beleaguered financier calls paranormal investigator Katya Sokolov to Chicago to save the film—and perhaps some innocent lives. Along with media forensics guru Will Chan, Kat plumbs the depths of an evil that may date back to the time of the Pharaohs. But some secrets are best drowned in the seas of the past... (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: This is the seventh book in the Krewe of Hunters series, and before that are the Harrison Investigation series which are somewhat related to these books. So, by this point I have read about 16 of these paranormal investigations series. I still have a pile of 4 more Krewe of Hunters to read of my own collection.

In the beginning I found these books to be really interesting mysteries with a creepy supernatural aspect. Now that I've read so many of them I notice that the focus is more on the romance and less on the murder mysteries. The books are also getting a little more formulaic in which they follow the same kind of pattern.

I picked up The Unspoken and was surprised that this book actually followed on more closely from the book prior to it, in that they both feature the Pharaoh Amun Mopat and they actually discussed the events of the previous book.

The mystery felt like it was more of an afterthought and the main focus was the romance aspect. That was kind of unbelievable though. Neither of the main characters seemed that appealing and they honestly didn't seem like they had chemistry.

Overall, I thought The Unspoken was OK. I didn't think it was anything special and the mystery aspect was held so far on the backburner compared to the romance that I was a little disappointed. At this point in time, I will read the next book in the series but if they continue to degrade in quality then I'll give these books a miss. 

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