Saturday, September 2, 2017

Week 35 Reviews: Dark Rites, Wicked Deeds

From Goodreads:
The witches, they are real... 

A series of bizarre assaults is mystifying Boston police: an unknown attacker is viciously beating random strangers and leaving a note quoting an old warning about witchcraft. History professor Alex Maple was one of the victims, and now he's gone missing. Vickie Preston is certain that someone has taken her friend for malicious purposes. She's having blood-drenched visions that seem to be staining her waking life, and the escalating attacks suggest that a dangerous cult is at work behind the scenes—a cult so powerful that its members would rather die than be apprehended.

Vickie is grateful to have Special Agent Griffin Pryce and the FBI's elite Krewe of Hunters on her side. Vickie and Griffin are finding their way in an increasingly passionate relationship, and he's keeping her safe and sane amid the disturbing investigation. The search for Alex will take them deep into the wilderness of Massachusetts on the trail of a serial killer, where an ancient evil is waking.

From Goodreads:

Eager to start their life together, historian Vickie Preston and Special Agent Griffin Pryce take a detour en route to their new home in Virginia and stop for a visit in Baltimore. But their romantic weekend is interrupted when a popular author is found dead in the basement of an Edgar Allan Poe-themed restaurant. Because of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the corpse, the FBI's Krewe of Hunters paranormal team is invited to investigate. As more bizarre deaths occur, Vickie and Griffin are drawn into a case that has disturbing echoes of Poe's great works, bringing the horrors of his fiction to life.

The restaurant is headquarters to scholars and fans, and any of them could be a merciless killer. Except there's also something reaching out from beyond the grave. The late, great Edgar Allan Poe himself is appearing to Vickie in dreams and visions with cryptic information about the murders. Unless they can uncover whose twisted mind is orchestrating the dramatic re-creations, Vickie and Griffin's future as a couple might never begin...

My Review:
It was so awesome reading these books! This series has been pretty long lived, with the first series, there's now been about 30 books. And it's interesting, because these two were the first ones to star consecutively, and in full length books, the same couple. So that was different!

We did get to know Vickie and Griffin much better in these books-their relationship deepened, and was more than instant love, like having attempts at seduction being ruined by unexpected guests, multiple times, which was so cute and bonding!

Both of these mysteries focused on two different elements-witches and Satan, and then Edgar Allan Poe. Both were equally interesting to investigate, well, besides the fact that people are in danger! There were the potential suicides in the first because of the group they were with, and the freaky deaths of the second!

There are almost always ghosts that try, and help, during each of these books. Sometimes they're current victims, sometimes they've been ghosts for years. But however short of time we get to meet them, they're important, and I love meeting them, and the help they give to solving and beating the bad guys!

Such great books, and I really enjoyed them, totally can't wait for more!

Author: Heather Graham
Series: Krewe of Hunters #22, 23
Read: August 31st, 31st, 2017
Source: Own/NetGalley
Reason Why: Really enjoy her writing and this series, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books and WoW Books!
Publisher: MIRA
Published: July 25th 2017
Expected Publication: September 19th 2017

Dark Rites:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Wicked Deeds:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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