The dead of night
The Old West town of Lily, Arizona, is home to the Gilded Lily, a former theater and bawdy house. These days, it offers theatrical productions geared to tourists, but the recent discovery of a skull, a real skull, among the props and costumes shakes everyone up.
So, who do you call? The Krewe of Hunters, a special FBI unit of paranormal investigators. In this case, it's agent Jane Everett. Jane's also a talented artist who creates images of the dead as they once were. But the Krewe always works with local law enforcement, and here that means Sloan Trent, former Houston cop and now sheriff. His great-great-grandmother was an actress at the Gilded Lily and she's not resting in peace.
Then more remains appear in the nearby desert. As they search for answers, using all the skills at their disposal, Jane and Sloan find themselves falling into danger and into love.
Yeah, I loved reading this book! It's been a long time coming, that I've finally passed The Uninvited, yeah! The fact that it's got the romance of the final single member of the second Krewe, and ends with the start of the 3rd, well, yeah, that made for a really great story!
I enjoyed the town of Lily, Arizona, it was interesting, it had survived the passing of time, but just barley, and is now started to thrive. And it had an interesting past, with the Gilded Lily, and the whole thing with Sloan's actress ancestor not resting in peace!
Loved the mystery, there were a lot of moving parts, and it turns out there's a good reason why, in the amount of people who were involved, or did something on their own. That added a degree of complexity to the mystery-there was so much going on!
How it all turned out, catching the bad guys, the ghosts resting in peace, the romance, and where the future is going to take these people, yeah, loved all of that! I connected with them, have been for a while for some of them, so yeah, it was great to have some good things happening for an ending!
This book was utterly fantastic, and I can't wait to read about the 3rd Krewe now!
Author: Heather Graham
Series: Krewe of Hunters #9
Read: May 26th, 2016
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Published: May 28th 2013