Sunday, September 28, 2008

Review - Deadly Night by Heather Graham

Deadly Night
The Flynn Brothers Trilogy, Book 1
Heather Graham
October 1, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-7783-2585-7

Book blurb:
The Flynn brothers have inherited more than a New Orleans plantation. They've inherited a ghostly presence… and a long-kept secret.

Aidan Flynn, a private investigator and eldest of the Flynn brothers, scoffs at the haunted-house rumors—especially since Kendall Montgomery, a tarot card reader who has been living in the mansion, is the one to tell him the tale of a woman in white. But when he finds a human bone on the grounds and another by the river, Aidan delves into the dark history of the Flynn plantation.

Forced together to uncover the truth, Aidan and Kendall realize that a serial killer whose victims seem to vanish into thin air has long been at work…and that their own fates are about to be sealed forever unless they believe in the unbelievable.

My thoughts:
Aidan Flynn, the oldest of three brothers who’ve just inherited a New Orleans plantation home, works as a private investigator. When he finds two human bones and gets the brush off from local authorities, he’s all the more determined to find answers. As he begins digging in to local missing persons he discovers there may be a dangerous killer loose in the area. Kendall, the woman he’s started to care for, could be a target.

Kendall Montgomery owns a small shop where she does tarot readings. After staying by Amelia Flynn’s side during her final days, Kendall is surprised to meet the men who knew nothing of Amelia’s existence. Aidan, the one she pegs as the rude one, soon grows on her. As her readings and dreams begin changing in a direction she never expected, Kendall believes that something has stirred up the ghosts of the Flynn home. Until the evil is stopped no one will be safe.

This is the first book in The Flynn Brothers Trilogy, and tells Aidan’s story. Ms. Graham knows exactly how to wrap her audience up in a ghostly tale and keep it believable. The characters are well-detailed and supported by a nicely diverse group of secondary characters, each of which adds something to the over-all story. Deadly Night moves at a steady pace, without rushing scenes or losing the reader’s interest. The mystery, suspense and romance in this installment will have paranormal lovers anxiously awaiting Deadly Harvest, the next in the trilogy.

To learn more about The Flynn Brothers Trilogy, please visit Ms. Graham’s website: Here

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


jessewave said...


I love mysteries and suspense especially with a bit of ghostly interaction (caveat - I can't read these stories at night because I'm such a chicken *g*). I think I might just get this one.

Enchanted by Books said...

I'm definetely adding this one to my wishlist. I've never read this author but have heard of her before. I thought she was mostly mysteries so it's interesting to hear it's paranormal too. Sounds like a great book!

Kimberly Swan said...

Wave - I really enjoy the mix of mystery, paranormal and romance. This shouldn't be too scary for your night reading. :)

Rachael - She's written quite a few books and many have paranormal elements. This is definitely one you should pick-up because it's the first in a trilogy that will release 3 months in a row. :)