Deadly Fate (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham

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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!

YES!!! A new Krewe of Hunters book is here! Please wait while I finish screaming/crying/hyperventilating over my excitement. The Krewe of Hunters is easily my favorite series of all time. Except for Nancy Drew and The Babysitters Club, which I read 20 years ago. So seriously…I love me some Heather Graham.

This book had some new aspects in it, in terms of the normal Krewe layout. I actually loved that readers got to see bits of Clara in “Haunted Destiny”, which is the book released prior to this one. It was also really interesting to get to see Jackson so much in this story, since we don’t normally see him as much since the other books are revolving around new mysteries with new characters.

These small changes are one of the main things I really love about Heather Graham. I have read tons of mystery books and I can almost always figure out who did it ahead of time. In Heather Graham books, I am always surprised at finding out who is the actual criminal. I love that about her stories. They truly remain a mystery. Its not like you can guess it out partway in and then just hope you got it right. Her stories keep your immersed in whats happening.

This story followed Thor and Clara in Alaska, and the possible involvement of The Fairytale Killer. I loved how immediately we see how Thor and Jackson have come to know each other and also how their lives have progressed since the initial case.

One thing I also admired about the beginning of the story is how almost chaotic everything seems, in particular from Clara’s viewpoint. No one knows what is going on and I felt Heather conveyed that so well. I felt like I was running on Bear Island with Clara and being terrified and confused. You didn’t know what was real and what wasn’t. I thought Heather really took the story to the next level adding in that element, especially in regards to the reality t.v. and everything being meant to be fabricated. It added to the chaos that Clara was experiencing.

Throughout the story, you do see Clara and Thor’s attraction to each other. I really admired that it was just out there right away. Others in their group noticed that there was a connection and it just was there. In past books, the characters have somewhat fought against it and in this case, Clara and Thor just went with it. I loved that.

Obviously, I would recommend this book. I loved the book being set in Alaska, the mystery here kept me on my toes all the way until the very end. I mean, wow. The ending was something I did not see coming in a million years.This was another mesmerizing mystery from Heather Graham and she hit it out of the ballpark.

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