Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Night is Watching by Heather Graham

4 Stars

The Night Is Watching (Krewe of Hunters #9)

Boy never guessed who did what to whom in the old ghost town of Lily. The ghosts of Lily were way active ghosts.
A skull with a wig was found in the props of the old theater. The theater has been running for over a 100 years. Lily is old west town that relies on tourists. They say it is haunted by Sage a actress that ran off and left her child and husband.

Jane is in the FBI, part if the Krewe. She is an artist who does forensic work. She also sees ghosts. She has been sent to Lily to work on the skull. If they can figure out who she was and why this old skull turned up now in the theater.

Sloan used his contact to get Jane sent to identify the skull. But he is not happy keeping the skull in his town he wanted to send it out. its over 100 years. Sloan used to be a cop in Texas but moved back to his hometown when his grandfather got cancer.

Jane is given the haunted room of where Sage's has been showing up in the middle of the night scaring people away. She is in her room and calls Sloan a name and her hairbrush comes flying at her.

Then a more dead bodies turn up and one of them is fresh found out in the desert. The town is having their busiest season right as everything starts to go wrong in Lily.

The plot is funny, scary, drama and campy at different times. With the actors putting on show plus adlibbing in town with all the festivals goers. They have duel in the street, hangings and old fashion melodramas.

The characters are all different and most are not what they seem to be. Some you like and others you don't trust.
Their are a few love scenes that I skipped over. I was entertained reading this story. I read it in one sitting.

I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it when done by Netgalley.
publication: May 28th 2013 by Harlequin MIRA 400 pages ISBN: 0778315061

description below taken off of Goodreads.

The Old West town of Lily, Arizona, is home to the Gilded Lily, a former theater...and bawdy house. These days, it offers theatrical productions geared to tourists, but the recent discovery of a skull, a real skull, among the props and costumes shakes everyone up.

So, who do you call? The Krewe of Hunters, a special FBI unit of paranormal investigators. In this case, it's agent Jane Everett. Jane's also a talented artist who creates images of the dead as they once were. But the Krewe always works with local law enforcement, and here that means Sloan Trent, former Houston cop and now sheriff. His great-great-grandmother was an actress at the Gilded Lily...and she's not resting in peace.

Then more remains appear in the nearby desert. As they search for answers, using all the skills at their disposal, Jane and Sloan find themselves falling into danger-and into love

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