Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: July 23rd 2019 by MIRA
THE TRUTH IS SCARIER THAN FICTION
Kerri Wolf has joined the crew of The Seekers, a show that searches for paranormal phenomena, as they explore a supposedly haunted old inn on the road between Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The place is famous for its warm welcome—and infamous for being the site of an ax murder rampage in the 1920s. They’ve barely begun when a very real dead body is discovered in the basement. As a nonfiction author, Kerri is supposed to be the rational one, but she can’t explain a terrifying apparition that seems to be both a threat and a warning.
Former detective Joe Dunhill knows what she’s going through—the strange gift of being able to see and talk to the dead is a struggle he shares. A new member of the FBI’s Krewe of Hunters, he’s on the team investigating the disturbing death. The town is steeped in old-fashioned superstition, and the deeper Joe and Kerri plunge into the dark secrets of the inn, the closer they get to a devastating truth. Will a bloody history be repeated? Or can the spirits of the past reach out to stop a killer?
This is the twenty-eighth book in the Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham.
I have to admit this book did start out pretty slow. There was a lot to introduce in the beginnings besides the normal Krewe characters and the main leads. There were also a plethora of townsfolk and Truth Seekers cast members.
Keri Wolf was invited by popular tv and movie star Carl to assist with the opening of his newly purchased haunted inn. Carl brought in the Truth Seekers to do a paranormal investigation to draw all sorts of possible clients to his new venture.
Joe Dunhill was a former cop who discovered he had a knack for seeing dead people. He is nearing an entrance to the FBI academy and to join the Krewe but he is brought in on this investigation by Dallas as a consultant.
Things turn deadly when the body of an FBI agent is found murdered on a makeshift alter in the inn’s basement. Keri sees who she later realizes was the ghost of a former resident. She, Joe, Dallas and Carl make an unlikely foursome as they look for clues to discover the killer.
I thought this book was very good. Since there was so much paranormal activity in the beginning with the Truth Seekers and the investigation into the murder the romance between Keri and Joe takes a while to unfold. But it is worth it so keep plodding through the meat at the beginning. Lots of info is duped up front.
This book is not as high-drama as some of the previous books but it is right up there with the personal stories of the cast. Purely enjoyable read. Check this one out for sure.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.