Saturday, August 27, 2016

Deadly Fate by Heather Graham

DEADLY FATE by Heather Graham
◊ Series: Krewe of Hunters, Book #19
◊ Narrator: Luke Daniels
Audible Audio Edition
◊ Listening Length: 10 hours and 5 minutes
◊ Program Type: Audiobook
◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
◊ Version: Unabridged
◊ Publisher: Harlequin Audio
◊ Release Date: July 19, 2016
◊ Language: English


Alaska - the final frontier?

When Clara Avery, an entertainer working on the Fate, an Alaskan cruise ship, goes to nearby Bear Island, she comes across a scene of bloody mayhem. She also comes across Thor Erikson, who will soon be a member of the FBI's elite paranormal unit, the Krewe of Hunters.
Thor's been sent from the Alaska field office to investigate several grotesque killings, with the dead posed to resemble the victims of notorious murderers. The prime suspect is a serial killer Thor once put behind bars. The man escaped from a prison in the Midwest, and all the evidence says he was headed to Alaska.
Thor and Clara share an unusual skill: the ability to communicate with the dead. Their growing love - and their contact with the ghosts of the victims - brings them together to solve the case...and prevent a deadly fate of their own!

Author Heather Graham has a unique way of taking secondary characters from one story and making them lead characters in another story in a smooth transition.

DEADLY FATE, the 19th installment in Graham’s Krewe of Hunters series, is a prime example. The heroine, Clara Avery, was a secondary character in Graham’s previous installment, HAUNTED DESTINY.

Luke Daniels once again does a superb job giving voice to the Krewe of Hunters characters. His tempo and accents enhance this tantalizing mystery. His timing is spot on adding to the story’s suspense.

Graham transports listeners/readers to Alaska and all it has to offer through her vivid descriptions. The frozen setting becomes a character in itself as it contributes to the uncertainty of the situation. Listeners/readers are drawn into the setting through its beauty, but are quickly reminded of its dangers.

The story flows smoothly and makes several jests at realty television and viewers’ love/hate of the genre. With twists and turns, as well as a second surprise ending, the story holds you captive from beginning to end.

While it’s always better to read/listen to a series in order, DEADLY FATE is a stand-alone tale. There is enough background reference to the previous story that new listeners/readers aren’t left in the dark. At the same time, returning fans have a chance to reunite with characters they are already familiar with.

Graham blends mystery, suspense, paranormal, touches of humor, and a dash of romance to create a well-balanced, intriguing story. This is an entertaining tale you won’t be able to put down until the end.

Deadly Fate by Heather Graham, Krewe of Hunters series (Book #19), Narrated by Luke Daniels, Harlequin Audio, @2016, ASIN: BO1F5OBL3O, Unabridged, Digital Download, Run Time: 10 Hours and 5 Minutes (* This book is also available in eBook and print formats.)

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope your Saturday is going well and you find time to enjoy reading this weekend. Do you think of Alaska as a vast wilderness? Have you ever or would you like to visit Alaska?


  1. I would LOVE to visit Alaska. I think of it as one of the last frontiers.

  2. Although I love me winter and cold weather, I don't think I'd like the absence of everything there

  3. I like the cruise context and the Alaska setting, Mason. And it sounds like an interesting mystery, too. I'm not usually one to go for the paranormal element, but sometimes it can work. Glad you enjoyed this.

  4. Interesting idea to use secondary characters.

  5. And to answer your question, I would prefer to visit Alaska from the safe confines of a cruise ship!

  6. My mom just went on an Alaskan cruise. I'm going to have to ask her if she's read this one!

  7. I love paranormal with mystery. This looks great.

  8. As an avid traveler who doesn’t get out of the house much these days, Heather's book sounds terrific! I have family in Alaska. If I ever made it up that way, that's likely where I'd head.

    VR Barkowski


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