Monday, September 8, 2014

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Hexed

Author: Heather Graham
Title: The Hexed
Publisher: Mira
Publish Date: August 1, 2014
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley & TLC Book Tours
Book Blurb: 
A place of history, secrets…and witchcraft.

Devin Lyle has recently returned to the Salem area, but her timing couldn't be worse. Soon after she moved into the eighteenth-century cabin she inherited from her great-aunt Mina—her "crazy" great-aunt, who spoke to the dead—a woman was murdered nearby.

Craig Rockwell—known as Rocky—is a new member of the Krewe of Hunters, the FBI's team of paranormal investigators. He never got over finding a friend dead in the woods. Now another body's been found in those same woods, not far from the home of Devin Lyle. And Devin's been led to a third body—by…a ghost?

Her discovery draws them both deeper into the case and Salem's rich and disturbing history. Even as the danger mounts, Devin and Rocky begin to fall for each other, something the ghosts of Mina and past witches seem to approve of. But the two of them need every skill they possess to learn the truth—or Devin's might be the next body in the woods….

Review: If you are in the mood for some spooky Halloween-ish reading, The Hexed is definitely the book for you. I've always been a fan of Heather Graham. She does paranormal suspense so well. This book will have you turning the pages until you are finished, and anything that goes bump in the night will make you jump.

It has all the things that make a book spooky. Ghosts, some friendly, like Devin's aunt and some a bit more on the creepy side.

The murders have a witchy twist, which makes the setting in the Salem area absolutely perfect.  There are three murders and Rocky and Devin are the ones that are going to solve this crime.

What makes this book so fabulous, besides all the wonderful Salem history, is how Heather leads you down a merry chase when it comes to the killer. Just when you think you know, that character is taken out of the pool. There was one point where I was absolute sure I knew who killed all the women, only to find out I was wrong.

I love a mystery where I'm kept guessing.

This is book 13 in the Krewe of Hunters series, and it works great as a stand alone, but it is definitely a series that you'll want to check out. (Maybe not all at once, but a few at a time, especially in the month of Oct)

Highly recommended!

Rating: 5 flowers


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

A perfect read for fall!

Thanks for being a part of the tour! I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.

Anonymous said...

Although we don't celebrate Halloween here in the Netherlands these would indeed be perfect reads for fall. Spooky!

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