Review: Phantom Evil by Heather Graham

Phantom Evil by Heather Graham
Series: Krewe of Hunters (# 1)
Release Date: March 27, 2012 reprint
Publisher:  Mira
Pages: 368
Source:  contest win at The Revolving Bookcase

A secret government unit, a group of renegade paranormal investigators…and a murder no one else can crack.

Though haunted by the recent deaths of two teammates, Jackson Crow knows that the living commit the most heinous crimes.

A police officer utilizing her paranormal intuition, Angela Hawkins already has her hands full of mystery and bloodshed.

But one assignment calls to them too strongly to resist. In a historic mansion in New Orleans’s French Quarter, a senator’s wife falls to her death. Most think she jumped; some say she was pushed. And yet others believe she was beckoned by the ghostly spirits inhabiting the house—once the site of a serial killer’s grisly work.

In this seemingly unsolvable case, only one thing is certain: whether supernatural or all too human, crimes of passion will cast Jackson and Angela into danger of losing their lives…and their immortal souls.


Review: Ms. Graham did it again with a book that pulls you in from the beginning captivating her audience long after they are done reading.

She takes us deep into the French Quarters of New Orleans, with her way of describing the scenery she puts us smack dab in the middle of the suspense. As we travel through the French Quarters we find ourselves at the mansion of Senator David Holloway. The Senators wife jumped to her death, he wants to find out why because he doesn’t think that it was suicide over the grief of the loss of their child.

Enlisted to find the mystery behind the mansion and the death of his wife is a special team of investigators known as the Krewe of Hunters. Adam Harrison heads this special group. It consists of six members, each in different government positions. Within this group each person has a special ability that helps them when dealing with the paranormal.

He sends Angela Hawkins and Jackson Crew, who leads this team; out to investigate the old mansion which is filled with intriguing mysteries. While investigating Angela and Jackson find themselves butting heads with a little hint of romance, just enough to tease your senses.
Ms. Graham brings the beauty of the New Orleans’s French Quarter and mixes in her own blend of the haunted beauty to keep you captivated. Giving up little pieces of the ending to make you think that you know what happened but in all actuality you don’t until the very end.

I thoroughly enjoyed Phantom Evil. Ms. Graham brought the past into the present as she mixed the paranormal with human elements (human nature, instincts) leaving you thinking/hinting that this could possibly be real.

I loved this ghost or was it a ghost story. Where you come face to face with the characters and you feel as if you are right in the middle of all the action that is going on.





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