The Betrayed by Heather Graham is part of a series called the Krewe of Hunters and another winner for me! This series is terrific because they all stand alone with their only commonality being paranormal investigators from the Krewe of Hunters. What I love most about this series is the supernatural element, the romance, and the mystery to be solved. Be prepared to spare a few hours when you start this book because it was one that hooked me from the beginning and I dreaded having to put it down to do something else because I was just too anxious to find out the ‘who done it’ part of the story.
Aiden is a new member to the Krewe of Hunters. Even though he is valiantly trying to ignore the fact that he can communicate with the dead it is in fact a reality for him. After being visited in a dream by his old friend Richard Highsmith he is alerted the very next day to the man’s disappearance and sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate. Upon arriving he meets Maureen, nicknamed Mo, and her dog Rollo and together they are called in on searches for missing people but Mo has another more hidden talent – she can see and communicate with the dead. They find Richard, unfortunately not alive, and even worse she finds Richard’s head displayed on the statue of the legendary Headless Horseman. Who would do something so grotesque? Aiden and Mo become desperate in their search for the killer as whoever it is escalates the game and even Aiden and Mo find themselves in danger. Who is responsible for the disappearances and killings? Will Aiden and Mo find the killer before it’s too late?
The characters of Aiden and Mo are great and Rollo even better. I love books that have dogs in them and of course connected to Rollo instantly. Their romance was sweet although Aiden needed a bit of a kick in the butt to let Mo know how he was feeling. The weaving of history within the story is one of the things I enjoy most about this series of Graham’s. I love getting to learn a bit while enjoying a good book. Graham’s ability to immerse the reader in the setting she creates is pretty awesome as well. Her vivid descriptions of everything just seem to lure the reader in more and more into the story she’s telling.
This is the perfect book for Halloween reading with it’s ghosts, graveyards, and haunted mausoleums. I listened to the audiobook which I think just adds to the creepiness a person feels. It’s narrated by Luke Daniels who I really enjoy listening to. He has the perfect voice for a book like this and really manages to bring the story alive in your mind to the point where you feel like you’re in the middle of a movie set. Just fantastic!
Highly recommended for those who enjoy paranormal mysteries with a touch of romance!
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