Monday, June 23, 2014

Book Review - The Cursed by Heather Graham

The Cursed
By:  Heather Graham
Publisher:  Harlequin

Hannah O’Brien grew up in this fabulous house in Key West, FL.  When her uncle suddenly passed away he left it to Hannah who turned it into a bed and breakfast…Siren of the Sea.  It came complete with its own resident ghosts, Melody Chandler and her lover Hagen Dundee.  Not only did Hannah run the B&B but also was the local historian and did nightly tours of the ghosts of Key West.  The night begins as usual, nothing special with the tour and as usual at the end of the tour Hannah leaves her group at the local haunted Hard Rock Café where they end with drinks and a meal before returning back to the B&B.   When Shelly and Stuart return to the B&B Shelly can’t sleep, so they go to the pool to unwind.  Suddenly there is a man standing over her with his throat cut and a knife in his hand.....Is this person real or a ghost.

This book opens with a couple pages of history of the house and area and then bam…it takes off running with suspense and intrigue.  I was completely hooked from page one.  The twists and turns of this book will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat.  It is not your typical paranormal book.  Each ghost plays a vital role in helping to solve the mystery.  I have never been a fan of the paranormal, but I have loved these books by MS. Graham.  I think in part because the characters and the plot are so believable.  In MS. Graham’s previous book we met the FBI’s Krewe of Hunters, who specialize in solving mysteries of the paranormal, so when they arrived on the scene in this book it was a pleasant surprise.  This is a stand-alone book so you do not have to read any of the previous works.  This book is a must read for those of us who like a little romance and a lot of suspense, mystery and intrigue.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Harlequin, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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