Saturday, July 18, 2015

Week 29 Review: The Dead Room

From Goodreads:
A year ago, archaeologist Leslie MacIntyre barely survived the explosion that took the life of her fiance, Matt Connolly. In the long months since, she's slowly come to terms not only with her loss but with her unsettling new ability to communicate with ghosts, a dubious 'gift' received in the wake of her own brush with death.

Now she's returned to lower Manhattan's historic Hastings House, site of the explosion, to conquer her fears and investigate a newly discovered burial ground. In this place restless spirits hold the secrets not only of past injustice but of a very real and very contemporary conspiracy with deadly designs on the city's women--including Leslie herself.

By night Matt visits her in dreams, warning her and offering clues to the truth, while by day she finds herself helped by--and attracted to-- his flesh-and-blood cousin Joe. Torn by her feelings for both men, caught between the worlds of the living and the dead, Leslie struggles against the encroaching danger that threatens to overcome her. As she is drawn closer to the darkness at the heart of Hastings House, she must ultimately face the power of an evil mind, alone in a place where not even the men she loves can save her.

My Review:
I enjoyed reading this book a lot! It was a great addition to the series, and slightly different then the others-because the hero died in the prologue. Which added a lot of complications, because even if the heroine can see ghosts, she was still alive. Yeah.

I enjoyed the mystery, of the missing prostitutes, and the missing heiress, and the fact that it had be going on that long, it really makes safety a concern, because almost nobody cares about the outsiders of society, they only care about themselves. And that sucks.

There were a few things in this book that I didn't really like. Like, how there wasn't any justification of where the investigation would be going, except a gut feeling, and knowing that they were right, it still didn't feel like enough, you know? Another thing, that's become common in the series, is how perfect these characters are, it's just not real, and it's getting a bit annoying!

But I enjoyed how the mystery came together, and that ending! That Leslie would die, well, that was something different, and I enjoyed that! Plus it leaves things open for Genevieve and Joe's story 2 books from now, which I can't wait to read!

Yeah, this was a pretty great book, and I enjoyed it, even if it was a bit slow getting into!

Author: Heather Graham
Series: Harrison Investigation #5
Read: July 15th, 2015
Source: Own
Reason Why: Reading the series because I want to read more of the series! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: Mira
Published: April 1st 2007
5/5 Hearts
4/.55 Books
4.5/5 Stars

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