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Emerging from the bayou like an apparition, Donegal Plantation is known for its unsurpassed dining, captivating atmosphere, haunting legends and now a corpse swinging from the marble angel that marks its cemetery's most majestic vault. A corpse discovered in nearly the same situation as that of Marshall Donegal, the patriarch killed in a skirmish just before the Civil War.Emerging from the bayou like an apparition, Donegal Plantation is known for its unsurpassed dining, captivating atmosphere, haunting legends and now a corpse swinging from the marble angel that marks its cemetery's most majestic vault. A corpse discovered in nearly the same situation as that of Marshall Donegal, the patriarch killed in a skirmish just before the Civil War.Desperate for help traditional criminologists could never provide, plantation heiress Ashley Donegal turns to an elite team of paranormal investigators who blend hard forensics with rare & often inexplicable intuition. Among the Krewe of Hunters is an old flame, Jake Mallory, a gifted musician with talent stretching far beyond the realm of the physical, and a few dark ghosts of his own.The evil the team unveils has the power to shake the plantation to its very core. Jake and Ashley are forced to risk everything to unravel secrets that will not stay buried even in death....

Title : Heart of Evil
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ISBN : 9780778329985
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Number of Pages : 376 Pages
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Heart of Evil Reviews

  • Carly - Resident Supergirl
    2019-05-10 07:39

    So....That was me during most...of this book, the first 50 pages are completely about a set up for a Civil War reenactment which was my first problem, I am definitely NOT into the Civil War era but trucked through in realizing a lot of this set up would lend itself because this is a mystery murder book after all right? It WILL get better, the first book was decent enough! The book is just sooooo sloooow. I was very very close to DNFing it several times but what was holding me through is that I am truly trying to be dedicated to a series read with a challenge group I am in, AND the NEXT book is based around Jack The Ripper and gets way more positive reviews then the first 2 books, so I told myself...stick it out. In the first book the main characters were centered around Jackson and Angela who I actually very much loved BOTH of them were endearing, strong characters. They are secondary at best in this book despite the fact that this is supposed to be all about the "Krewe of Hunters", and the main characters are Ashley (new character and descendant of a Civil War soldier) and Jake, who we met in the first book (but I had to go back and read a quick character blurb about because I could not for the life of me remember who he was from the first). These two do not even BEGIN to compare to Jackson and Angela...and honestly I couldn't even get a clear image in my head of what these two even possibly looked like I mean...Ashley maybe?...and...Jake?I don't know...they were almost faceless to me as I read and this is something that always bothers me. One saving grace however was that this author did something that you don't often see in murder mystery novels. At one point there start to be "interludes" presented in italicizes that depict the thoughts of the mystery killer themselves. The interludes are both creepy and intriguing because they give inward clues to who the thoughts are coming from. This actually SAVED the book for me, honestly.Another favorite moment of mine is when Ashley is talking to Whitney (another previous book character) about how shocked she is that Angela is a cop because of the way she "looks" and you know because she is SO much more bad ass than Ashley is. Whitney describes Angela as: That's like a fairy-tale princess in a patrol car, huh? But hey, even, Disney princesses are toughening up these days. We're all capable of many things, right?I loved that! It was so much better than Ashley responding to an action her grandfather did with: You go grandpa!I mean REALLY? The ending was also incredibly disappointing and the ghost interaction was almost a little TOO involved for my taste in this book. I prefer the way the ghosts interacted in the first book with a little less involvement. I will continue with this series because the reviews for the next and future books take a good leap up, but this one was pretty rough to get through. :(

  • Albert Riehle
    2019-04-29 04:54

    Oh, Heather Graham...what have they done to you? Did you sit in a meeting, after the success of the first book, in this series, and listen to some asshole in a suit tell you how to make your series more marketable? Did he say, more ghosts--ghosts are in right now? Did he say, more romance--romance is big? Did he say, let's dumb it down a bit--people are stupid? If he did say those things, you seem to have taken them to heart because this book is an insult to the one that preceded it. I gave that one 4 stars and couldn't wait to read this one. And then this one was just so...terrible.Where to begin? In book one, there are ghosts. They talk. They help the protagonists, but it's in a creepy, kind of vague way. In this book, ghosts are characters. They have scenes with live characters that go on endlessly and have full conversations with them. These ghosts can sense when a person is in trouble and try to help them, but don't know who the killer is that the team is chasing. It's ridiculous. It cheapens everything. This crack FBI team that Graham formed investigates, but unlike in book 1 where they solve the case, in this one, it takes a ghost pointing them in the right direction to figure it out. Graham is completely over-reliant on ghosts in this book. There are too many of them. They speak WAY too much. They know WAY too little. It's just stupid. It's insulting to readers. It truly is. And look, I like a little romance with my thrillers. I am, in no way, anti-romance. But this book is so sappy that it might as have left out the FBI team. If I want to read a romance novel, I'll go find one. I want to read a thriller with a supernatural bent and some romantic intrigue--like the first book in this series. THAT was awesome. This is crap.These characters, who I admired so much in the first book, become so sappy in this one. And apparently, the ability to speak to ghosts isn't so special because everyone in this book is doing it. The characters--the team--I enjoyed so much in book one are largely ignored in this book. One team member is spotlighted and the rest fall into the deep shadows. I kept wondering why they were even there? They were characters in book 1. They are props in this one. Most of them don't even show up until the book is more than halfway done--and they left from the same place as characters who get there early do. Why? Because there's no need for them. This book is tainted. It's foul. It's taken a good writer, who had a good concept and created an interesting world and characters and turned them all into fodder for Stephanie Meyer fans. I was shocked at how something that started so well, could be turned into such crap, so quickly. Its just terrible. It's so affected. The outside influence on this book is readily apparent to it's great detriment. I thought I had found a fun, interesting new series by a writer who I was excited to read, but this is terrible. I could not have been more disappointed. And the worst part is that I don't see a way back from it. The precedent is set. Even if she does dial back the sappiness of the romance and involve the whole team and make the investigation work real again, she's now set the tone for these ghost characters who sit down and have a conversation with you and tell you all you'd ever need to know. There needed to be rules in this world that Graham created. Ghosts had to be bound by rules, they had to be limited in their power to see and speak and communicate or it's going to get very corny when the ghosts just never happen to see whodunit every single time. It's going to get awfully corny when the murder victim never sticks around and tells the team--"Hey, Colonel Mustard killed me, in the Billiards Room, with a candle stick." This book plays to an insipid audience who accept what they are given. It plays to an audience who wants a little thriller and action with their romance novels--not the other way around. Because if you think about this book too much, it all unravels. If you care about the plot, you're fucked. The plot of this book exists only to play out the romances. Apparently that sells books. This series seems to have done well. It's growing in popularity. I guess there is something to be gained from selling out and listening to the marketing team. My respect is not one of them.I could not decline to recommend a book more vociferously than I do this one. If you took my recommendation to read the first one, I apologize. I led you into this mess. I shouldn't have. But who could have seen such a drastic turn coming? Don't read it. Pretend the first book was a stand alone.

  • Keri
    2019-05-20 06:32

    To be frank, I felt the ghosts in the story had more of a love connection than Jake and Angela did. Really Angela blows Jake off 5 years ago because she can't deal with what he told her about her dad. Now that she is having some dead people issues, she wants him back in her life. Then once he is there she keeps blowing hot and cold with him. Then after they have been in the muddy Mississippi looking for a weapon and Jake is trying to catch a shower. Then you knock on the door still covered in stinky river mud and get upset because he doesn't take you up on your offer of a booty call? Really?? I am going to give this series a hiatus, because although the first book really worked for me, this one really bombed. To many good series out there to waste my time on iffy.

  • Cyndi
    2019-05-26 03:33

    Ok, I have now read two books in this series in hopes that Heather can pull it out of the world of Lost Plots. But, no. Ashley is such a TSTL heroine that I kept kinda wishing the villain would just shoot her. At the beginning of the book she rushes into the old graveyard in her night gown to investigate what she thinks may be some teenage vandals. Yep, that stupid.Then there is Jake whose personality has completely changed since the first book. Now he's in charge? He and Jackson seem to have switched bodies.I did like the ghosts and the villain, though.

  • Rebecca
    2019-05-17 04:55

    Heart of Evil is the second book in the Krewe of Hunters series and it is quite different to the first one. Heart of Evil contains the same characters but this time it focuses on Jake. While, I think that you don’t have to read the first one in order to understand this one I would definitely recommend reading the first book, Phantom Evil before this one; especially if you want to know more about the characters backgrounds and things like that.Heart of Evil is so good. It is a murder mystery, with paranormal elements and it is so suspenseful. In my mind these three things make a fantastic read. The suspense was in all the right places too. I’d read on because I just had to know what was going to happen next and then just as I had started to lose my sense of suspense another event would happen that left me wanting to read on.The chemistry between Jake and Ashley was quite intense. Their relationship was an interesting one and I don’t think I’ve ever really read about it in books before. In this one, they had already known each other, so the chemistry was already there. It just made the book all that more smoothly.I was actually a little bored at the start because it took quite a while to get into the story and the character set up and history was quite long but once it got past that part everything was just all go. I also felt the ending was a little rushed through but at the same time I guess you couldn’t really do too much more with it. It was still satisfactory.The mystery element was really awesome. It kept me guessing until the very end because clues appeared and so I would think I knew who the killer was for certain, but then something else would happen and I would have to form another conclusion. I was wrong about who the killer was but it was still fun to read through and guess until the very end.Heart of Evil is a great addition to the Krewe of Hunters series and I for one cannot wait to read the next book in the series. If you like paranormal, mystery romances then I think you’ll enjoy this book and series.

  • RM(Alwaysdaddygirl/Salemwitch) Griffin
    2019-04-27 07:57

    If you like the Civil War, the history of New Orleans, ghosts, and romance, then read Heart of Evil by Heather Graham. I love history! I enjoyed the book because of the history. That is why I gave this book four stars. This is book two of the series. The books in the series do not have to be read in order. My biggest problem with this book is that there are too many characters. I understand that it is about a Civil War reenactment, but it would be better if the characters had names that were not so similar and fit their characters better. I will read the rest of the series.

  • Lara
    2019-05-07 02:50

    This book was not as creepy as the first, though it had enough elements that it should have been. Perhaps it was because the heroine was so forgiving of obnoxious and stupid behavior. Or because she was TSTL at times. Or because so many of the suspects were not particularly likeable. Or because we got to see inside the villain's head. And that last is something I'm glad we had even though I normally don't care for it. If there hadn't been a POV from the villain, then the solution wouldn't have worked well. There are dreams that precede the murder in this case, and we spend time with people enacting history for a while before the murder occurs.The romance is a second chance one, with the two reconnecting because of the murder. The hero is a member of the Krewe and his abilities were part of why the two had broken up years before. He is very patient as she deals with experiences that make her accept the existence of ghosts.The setting is an important part of this book, with the house, the bayou, the grounds, and history all playing a part. The situation the heroine's family is in I found realistic, and was glad the events meant that she wasn't acting as hostess of a B&B during the murder investigation, as that allowed more focus on the plot.I found the motivations behind the murder to be less strong than the previous book. But, there was a more direct role of the supernatural in this one. I just wish the heroine had been more sensible and wonder what the renewed relationship will mean for Ashley and Jake.

  • ⚜️Trea
    2019-05-18 08:58

    I had a hard time with this book, and it really dragged on for me in spots. There was a very slow build-up thing going for most of the book, then it just seemed to rush to the ending! There was barely any romance between Jake and Ashley, and it really didn't feel like the team did much investigating! What saved the book for me was the historical aspect of it, as well as the ghostly interactions. The setting was very rich, and there were times when I actually felt as if I was wandering the plantation as I was reading it! I'm not quite ready to give up on the series yet, but it is becoming harder to enjoy it.

  • TJ Fox
    2019-04-29 03:41

    Compared to book one, I liked the story better in this book, but I liked the characters better in the first one. The characters here came across as rather flat.I also had an issue (one of those must suspend disbelief kinds of things) with the fact that Jake, who previously was pretty much just a musician that also apparently helped to find people (unless I’m mistaken on that aspect), now is a full fledged FBI agent that knows all about protocols, procedure and apparently the knowledge to give a behavioral analysis of bad guys. It was all a little too pat for my liking. Even more so when his apparent finding ability seems to have been forgotten. It was also hugely coincidental that Ashley can also see and talk to ghosts.Ashley’s character was a tad on the annoying side and a bit flip-floppy for my tastes. I really didn’t like her hypocritical attitude and how she was with Jake early on, then just dropped all issues as if they were nothing and everything is all hunky dory in romance land with the two of them.Another, more minor, irritant was an issue with names getting switched. There were several places where it was obvious the character in question was one person, but the name used was another. Should have been Jackson, but said Jake instead. Same with Angela and Ashley. That is one huge downside to using similar character names in a book. If you are going to do that, you had better be on your toes during the editing process to make sure that gets caught because a mistake like that can completely yank a reader right out of the story, depending on how important the scenario is.I did really like the non-romance part of this story, though. There are still aspects that are just a little too perfect and coincidental to make this a really good story and is what keeps in on the just good level, but it was good. It kept me interested and I didn’t get bored with the plot.

  • Kristi
    2019-04-29 07:35

    This was definitely an interesting read. It's a cross between paranormal and actual crime scene investigation. It was almost like watching one of those episodes where people truly enter a place and try to use scientific data to interpret whether or not they encountered a presence. Usually in paranormal romances, it's the exact same information that you get in all the others, and right now there is a plethora of them to choose from. Different angles, different ideas, or just a different spin is always appreciated. It's refreshing to read a new take on things. It doesn't even matter if it's an idea that's already been done, if it has it's own unique quality. As long as it doesn't fit into the cookie cutter being provided, then it's worth the read. And this one certainly is. Kudos for Graham for thinking outside the paranormal box and utilizing an idea that hasn't been done a million other books before! Oh, and you still get your romance, so no worries there. If you're interested in a change pace, then you should definitely check out the Krewe of Hunters. There are 4 of them out there, and this is only the 2nd. So go find the books and keep reading!

  • Nancy Ellis
    2019-04-27 03:33

    Ghosts, haunted plantations, ghosts, Civil War reenactments, ghosts, murder, ghosts, romance, and did I mention....ghosts. Another fun read full of ghosts and murder as a reenactor is gruesomely murdered following an event at an allegedly haunted plantation home. The Krewe crew (sorry, couldn't resist) is called in to investigate the strange happenings, and naturally romance also follows. I'm finding this series more entertaining than some of the author's other series, so I'll undoubtedly read more as I have the urge for a ghost story that's not too frightening.

  • Rebekah
    2019-05-20 02:33


  • Mari
    2019-05-15 07:55

    3.75 ***

  • Jessica
    2019-05-01 06:29

    This was fairly entertaining, but not nearly as good as the first book in this series. This one also took place in Louisiana, but on a Civil War-era plantation. The story also focused on a different member of the Krewe of Hunters--Jake Mallory. The romance between him and his old flame Ashley Donegal makes up a significant part of this book--much to my disappointment, as I found their whole romantic conflict very unbelievable. (view spoiler)[Ashley went from freezing him out to jumping into bed with him, and everything between them was hunky-dory again without any convincing explanation for this in the story. (hide spoiler)]If that complaint about the romantic plot-line wasn't enough of a tip-off, this story overall was a lot more shallow and formulaic than its predecessor, Phantom Evil. In that book, I liked how the mystery developed more complexity as the story proceeded. In this book, the mystery lacked that complexity. The secondary characters were also significantly less developed, so they all seemed to blend together. Phantom Evil felt like a book that Graham put a lot of genuine thought and research into; this book felt more like a novel she just cranked out off the top of her head.The format of this book also differed from the first. In this one, the killer's line of thought is introduced right away through sections called "Interludes." I didn't much care for this--it felt very obvious, almost corny, and spoiled part of the mystery for me. Additionally, the ghosts in this book were characters in their own right--they interacted with the human characters a lot more, trying to guide them in finding the killer. Again, this felt downright cheesy and I had a hard time buying it as a part of the story.I still gave this book three stars, though, because despite my complaints, I would still continue with this series. It's basically reading "cotton candy" for me--entertaining fluff, nothing more. This book wasn't terrible, it just didn't live up to the expectations I established for this series after reading Phantom Evil.

  • Fictional Bookshelf
    2019-05-02 04:50

    The opening scene / prologue, where the two main characters have nightmares, was a real eye-opener and gave way to how the rest of the book would go. Jake and Ashley’s (main characters) introduction into the story couldn’t have been more perfect.As the first chapter progressed, it was rather humorous and made me giggle. Then things began to get spooky in a good way considering it‘s a paranormal mystery. I enjoyed reading the parts from the murderer’s point of view. It made the tale more captivating.As each new turn or twist came about, the story shaped up to skin tingling suspense. I eagerly read each word knowing that the skillful Heather Graham has hidden more clues among the words of each page. I was tense; I wanted to know who the killer was and why just as bad as Jake and Ashley did.The dramatic story unfolds through a string of murders and ghostly appearances. It’s through the present day relatives of Civil War Confederate ghosts, such as Ashley, that the demonic killer is caught. The spirit of Ashley’s relatives shed light on the engaging tale of horror that plagues the present times.This paranormal mystery with a touch of romance delivered what it was suppose to - A spine tingling tale that will leave you guessing until the end.I obtained a free electronic galley of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Having read a free copy did not in anyway have an affect on my review. I wrote what I honestly thought.

  • Ursula Gorman
    2019-05-10 08:41

    The Evil series continues with Heart of Evil. Heather Graham does a great job of continuing the characters from the first book to this book, while subtely shifting the focus from the main characters of the first book to the 'new' main characters of the second, yet not losing focus on any of the 'Krewe'.Jake is a likeable character that seems to be content with his life, but you soon find out he lost his soul mate years before when his 'abilities' scared her she needs his help. Returning to her home in equal parts anticipation and dread, he can't help but think about what used to be. Ashley made the biggest mistake in her life, pushing Jake away years before, but she fears what she doesn't understand. Now, can she have Jake so near and trust him to help her?There is plenty of paranormal, mystery, suspense, unexplained happenings, lots of interesting characters and a great plot to get through in this second installment in the 'Krewe of Hunters' series; and Heart of Evil delivers!I would recommend this book, and the series, to anyone that has a romantic streak but likes a little mystery to go along with it!

  • Linda
    2019-05-25 01:47

    Outside of New Orleans, Donegal Plantation is known for its unsurpassed dining, captivating atmosphere, haunting legends …and now a corpse swinging from the marble angel that marks the Donegal vault. The corpse is discovered in nearly the same position as that of Marshall Donegal, the patriarch killed in a skirmish just before the Civil War.Desperate for help traditional criminologists could never provide, plantation heiress Ashley Donegal turns to an elite team of paranormal investigators who blend hard forensics with rare, —often inexplicable, —intuition. Among the "Krewe of Hunters" is an old flame, Jake Mallory, a gifted musician with talent stretching far beyond the realm of the physical.The evil the team unveils has the power to shake the plantation to its very core. Jake and Ashley are forced to risk everything to unravel secrets that will not stay buried —even in death (desc. by….This is a great series if you like romance, murder, and ghosts. Very entertaining and suspenseful.

  • Erin
    2019-05-10 05:47

    Another reviewer summed up this review really well:"Heart of Evil is the second book in the Krewe of Hunters series and it is quite different to the first one. Heart of Evil contains the same characters but this time it focuses on Jake. While, I think that you don’t have to read the first one in order to understand this one I would definitely recommend reading the first book, Phantom Evil before this one; especially if you want to know more about the characters backgrounds and things like that."However, the other reviewer thought that these changes made the novel so much better. Umm, no. This novel draaaggs. The romance between the two characters is really forced. The plot was pretty much non-existent. There was a murder that they were trying to solve, but the paranormal part was really lacking.

  • Julia
    2019-04-26 01:40

    A certain delicacy is needed when you set a murder mystery on a Southern plantation that also does civil war re-enactments. Especially when the murder is linked to civil war history. The first chunk of the book explains how slavery is a non issue' and in fact there is no racism any more (this is confirmed by a black character being totally cool with re-enacting the guy who owned his family & raped his great grand mother). Another character explains that her Slave owning ancestors didn't make Slaves do all the work. Everyone pitched in.No thank you book

  • Kmmoy
    2019-05-13 07:44

    Ugh. Horrible. Don't even know why I finished it. Probably because I was listening to it while doing fun stuff. Would not recommend. Very boring. I really didn't care what happened half way through the book.

  • Elvis
    2019-05-19 06:49

    Oh can't put this one down read over 2/3 of it yesterday until my eyeballs started crossing Great book now I need book 2 of the series

  • Jami Dutcher
    2019-05-13 01:52

    This book was just OK for me. It was a good story and it flowed fine but it wasn't something that I would read again or necessarily recommend. If you are a Heather Graham fan you will like it.

  • Kitty Felone
    2019-05-16 08:31

    I tried. I really did. But the first chapter just didn't draw me in whatsoever. Not a good sign. Tossing.

  • Latasha
    2019-05-19 05:43

    it was just ok.

  • Cally
    2019-05-07 04:43

    I've read the first and fourth in this series, while I had big problems with the way they treated characters the story, the mystery had been enough to keep me going. With this novel I made it 60% and I just can't do it anymore.Jake is.. is he even in this book? He is so blah he doesn't seem to register with me at all. He has no real personality or appeal as a lead.Ashley on the other hand.... well I obviously know that she is in this book because she pisses me off so much. She refuses to believe that anyone she knows could be a murderer, argues over that in fact. She refuses to take any precautions for safety. I abandoned the book when she went riding off alone AT NIGHT. Of course beyond being a moron she is also inept because her horse throws her. The she gets scared and climbs a tree, then she falls out of the tree. Then Jake treats her like she is two by threatening to go talk to her grandfather when she doesn't want to tell him why she was out there alone. She may be a moron but treating the love interest in your story like that doesn't mke me want to root for the pairing.So 60% an I'm done. Though I plan on a quick skim of the rest just to know who the murderer is. I can't handle more of Ashley and her stupidity to finish it properly.

  • Kate
    2019-05-10 02:47

    This book talks a whole lot about the Civil War and the Southerners' view of it, and actually Graham explains the issue very well that doesn't excuse the wrongs of that age but doesn't demonize the Southerners either. Expect a lot of exposition to fill in some of the pages.The mystery in the story is compelling. A reenactor has been found dead and hanging by the tomb of Ashley Donegal's ancestor. The story eventually has to solve two mysteries: the present day murders and the betrayal of Ashley's great-great-however many times grandfather. But she needs more help than the local law enforcement can give her, so in comes the K.R.E.W.E. team, along with Jake Mallory, with whom she had a ghost based altercation.Much of the book is formulaic: reluctant mediums, the K.R.E.W.E. team taking some new person along that happens to fall in love with someone involved with the case, the buddy-buddy atmosphere with the team and with most of the suspects. The creepy elements were done fairly well (by romantic-suspense standards), and Ashley's meeting her Civil War age ancestors was pretty heartwarming (though their resolution too quickly resolved. One minor character acts in an incredibly silly manner, but the rest of the characters held up the story well.

  • Linda
    2019-04-27 09:29

    This is the second book in the Krewe of Hunters series. It was a great story about civil war reenactments and the ghost that are still around. Jake Mallory had known and loved Ashley Donegal for many years but she was frightened by his ability to see the dead but when there was a murder on her family plantation right after a reenactment, her Grandfather called his friend Adam. Ashley knew that Jack worked for him and knew it would be hard to see him again but she also knew that he could help. Ashley had to face her own fears now that Jake was close by, she was able to do so. This was a really interesting story.

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-04 08:42

    When someone is murdered during a Civil War reenactment at the Donegal Plantation in the bayous of Louisiana, the Krewe of Hunters, a paranormal team of investigators and part of the FBI, is called to investigate, which brings Krewe member Jake Mallory and Ashley Donegal back together again, after their relationship ended several years ago. There is a long list of suspects, but the ghosts of Marshall and Emma Donegal are trying as best they can to communicate with and protect Jake and Ashley, as they work together to solve the case.

  • Zana
    2019-05-10 08:51

    Overall I liked this book more than the first in the series. I felt it was written better and we were able to get a better sense of the relationships in the book. I also felt that the mystery of who the killer was, was written better and was more of a focus than in the first book. I will continue the series at this point. They are easy to read and hold my interest. Would have given 4 stars but the grammatical errors are a little annoying...especially for someone as well known has Graham.

  • Jessica Movius
    2019-05-22 05:34

    I love Ms. Graham’s writing. She does suspense well. I enjoyed getting know Jake better and seeing into his past a bit. I was disappointed by the lack of continued character development of the rest of the team though. I guess I will just have to keep reading. Also this book is for a mature audience. The sex scenes aren’t overly graphic, but they aren’t bland either. Thankfully there was only one and easily skipped.