Monday, August 20, 2012

Review: Uninvited by Heather Graham

5 STARS I know on Heather's krewe books my ratings as been up and down a lot it seems. This one has been more believeable if you believe in the possibilty of ghosts. Univited as a lot of history that I enjoyed and have not thought about in years. Makes me want to go and visit historcal sites. See Valley Forge, to go on the Ghost Tours visit the historical buildings of Philadelphia. Thier were some love scenes that I skipped over. Most of the story Univited takes place in and around the Tarleton-Dandridge house. (I tried to look up and see if it was real. Could not but the names appear around that time and place.) In the Tarleton-Dandridge house is open to the public and gives tours. The tour guides dress in period costumes and weapons are real but no gunpowder. Julian Mitchell was a guide but snuck away after lunch to play with his band for chance at a paying job. He snuck back into the house during the last 2 tours. He planned to beg Alliso forgiveness after the house was closed. Allison loves the house she has lived her whole life in that neighborhood. She is also a professor at the University and writes papers about the house and time. After She is alone in the house ready to lock up she finds Julian his jaw was stabbed on his bayonett. Thier was blood all over the area. The police question her for hours and then the FBI Krewe agent was sent to find out if thier was a problem or if weird suciede. Tyler Montague used to be a Texas Ranger and now works for FBI in special unit they call Texas Krewe. They all can see ghosts sometimes. Tyler is lead on this case. Tyler takes her back to the house and has her show him around even though its late. They find that the attic where Julian had his until the tours was over ransacked. So police came back to search the room. Tyler decides after looking over all the deaths at the Tarleton-Dandridge house in the last 10 years needs to be looked at more. So he calls in the full Texas Krewe agents. Allison the next day sees the ghost of Julian and he asks her to help him. She faints. Everywhere she seems to go Julian shows up. She goes to counceling and that doesn't help. She even gets drunk. Allison does not want to be alone so she sticks close to Tyler. Tyler figures out she sees a ghost even if Allison does not believe in ghosts. Finally Tyler can see Julian and then his Krewe comes and they can all see him. The Texas Krewe and Allison stay in the historcal house to figure out who killed Julian and the others in 10 years. Who put a tourist in the hospital with a coma who's family was at the house and their boys asked a lot of questions about the ghosts. Thier is another death that happens. The Texas Krewe sets up camaras too see what is happening in the house. Their ME looks at the dead bodies to get clues. Julian ghost tells them that he did not kill himself. Allison tells a lot about the history around the house,town and new country trying to form. The History is told in ways that make it alive and got me thinking about a little different way. The story line makes sense if you just imagine that the ghosts can see, talk and appear to people. I had a good time reading this novel. I plan to read more from Heather in the future. I want to go back sometime and read her novels of the first Krewes Unit. This makes the fourth novel that I have read with the Texas Krewes but hopefully not the last one. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 8/28/2012 PUB Harlequin HarlequinMIRA

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