Not what I expected!! I have not read any other books by Heather Graham, so I was not prepared for this. Having no knowledge of the ‘Krewe of Hunters” I was exceptional freaked out when ghosts started appearing in this book. It soon became apparent that that is what the Krewe of Hunters do – they are a branch of the FBI that solve crimes with the assistance of ghosts. Once I established this, the book became a lot more palatable. I don’t mind horror stories – I grew up reading Stephen King, however I find supernatural stuff too creepy.
This novel follows a serial murderer in Boston. We follow Vickie Preston as she assists the Krewe of Hunters with solving the case. She is recruited as she is able to see and communicate with ghosts and she has an in depth knowledge of Boston and its history. This is essential as the serial killer leaves cryptic clues to the bodies involving Boston’s history.
The pros to this book involve the descriptions of Boston – I holidayed there once and loved the city. I also enjoyed learning a bit about the history. The characters were well developed. I enjoyed the linking of back stories with the characters. There were some creative body placements that involved more mystery to be unlocked.
The cons however, in my opinion, are unforgivable. Firstly, I finished reading this book about a week ago and have read only one other book since this one. Yet I had to flip through the pages to find out who the serial killer was and why. That’s when I remember how it ends. I despise weak endings, involving a less than impressive final battle, an ending so convoluted it requires a character to explain it to someone else, an ending where there is multiple arrests before the actual culprit is caught. This book committed two of these ending crimes. For that reason, I give this book 3 stars.