Heather Graham~~4 1/2 and 5 Star Review
Sarah McKinley owns an historic home in Saint Augustine, Florida, and is dreaming of the many ways she plans to restore the home when she hits a snag-- skeletons are found in the walls. As she works at Heritage House, telling stories of local history while in period costume, she puzzles at this mystery, using her resources at work as well as the library. She also spends a lot of time hanging out with her friends at Hunky Harry's, talking about a new guy in town who really rubs her the wrong way... at least at first.
One of Sarah's friends calls Caleb Anderson a "corpse magnet," and there's good reason for that insulting moniker. He's in town to help look for a girl who's been missing for a year, but finds someone else's corpse instead. Then he is right in front of Sarah's home when the skeletons are discovered. Caleb works for a private agency that deals with the paranormal, and he has the ability to mentally recreate crime scenes (he hesitates to call it a psychic talent). He's interested in Sarah even with her bad attitude, and he wants to protect her. But when a man in period dress who looks just like Caleb appears in Sarah's room, she bursts into his room in her fury. He vehemently denies that he was in her room. Was it him, a dream, or a ghost?
In her latest in a long string of impeccable paranormal romances, Heather Graham does a stellar job of mixing clues with red herrings. I'll admit to throwing around some pretty wild theories in my head before whodunit and why was revealed. In all, an excellent ensemble cast, some breath-stopping horror, and a solid love story make this a real pleasure to read.
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Jessy Sparhawk is struggling to find the money to keep her grandfather in his expensive nursing home. While she works in a Vegas casino, she rarely gambles, but one night she makes an exception. She's just won the money she needs when Tanner Green staggers into her and presses her into the table. He has been stabbed, and he dies on top of her, but not before whispering one word: Indigo. Dillon Wolf has been watching the casino, but neither he nor anyone else seems to know who killed the man.
Jessy starts seeing the ghost of Tanner Green following her. She doesn't believe in ghosts. In fact, she fears her grandfather is losing his mind when he talks about the ghost dancers that he sees. But she will have to accept that reality differs from her beliefs, for the ghost needs her help. She and Dillon, a paranormal investigator with a ghost for a sidekick, will follow clues to a ghost town where Dillon's sidekick was murdered more than a hundred years ago.
I've read Heather Graham for almost as long as I've read romance, and her talent and imagination never disappoint. While this book is the latest in a long-running series, new readers will not be lost. This paranormal romantic suspense will keep you turning the pages from its historical prologue to the extraordinary conclusion.
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