Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Review - Let The Dead Sleep by Heather Graham

Title: Let The Dead Sleep
Author: Heather Graham
Source: Edelweiss
Genre: PNR Mystery/Thriller
Length: Novel (400 pgs)
Reviewed by Douglas C. Meeks
Release Date: 26 Mar 2013


An object of desire? or of fear?
It was stolen from a New Orleans grave-the centuries-old bust of an evil man, a demonic man. It's an object desired by collectors-and by those with wickedness in their hearts.

One day, its current owner shows up at Danni Cafferty's antiques shop on Royal Street, the shop she inherited from her father. But before Danni can buy the statue, it disappears, the owner is found dead...and Danni discovers that she's inherited much more than she realized. In the store is a book filled with secret writing: instructions for defeating evil entities. She'd dismissed it as a curiosity...until the arrival of this statue, with its long history of evil and even longer trail of death.

Michael Quinn, former cop and now private investigator, is a man with an unusual past. He believes that doing the right thing isn't a job-it's a way of life. And the right thing to do is find and destroy this object weighted with malevolent powers. He and Danni are drawn together in their search for the missing statue, following it through sultry New Orleans nights to hidden places in the French Quarter and secret ceremonies on abandoned plantations.

Cafferty and Quinn already know that trust in others can be misplaced, that love can be temporary. And yet their connection is primal. Mesmerizing. They also know that their story won't end when this case is closed and the dead rest in peace once again.




This book took me a bit of reading to get into, the story was good, the opening was good, the characters were interesting but there was some spark missing until about the 30-40% area. The plot is good and you get a good background on Danni but on Michael …. Not so much. Lot of stuff alluded to and I have to assume she is going to make this a series since there are few loose ends left hanging. The whole story revolves around a bust which has a very evil inhabitant and the mission to find it and destroy it. The romance develops along the way and the story becomes more intricate as we go along. This is a good combination of paranormal, mystery, thriller and romance all of which means I will buy the next book in what I hope will be a few more books at least. Without getting into the details she runs a shop that collects “things” some mundane and some evil and dangerous (which she obviously does not sell) and he hunts people that have evil stuff. He is an ex-cop among other things and seems to be a bit more than human but this book does not give us a ton of details which I figure will come out in subsequent books, all in all a good reading experience and a 4 Star rating.
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  1. I've only read a couple of her books and liked the ones I read. Thanks for the review.

  2. It was good reading and excellent writing skills, hard not to enjoy :)


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