The 1940s: Hard-boiled detectives and femmes fatale are box-office gold. In one iconic scene, set in a deserted museum, the private eye arrives too late, and the buxom beauty is throttled by an ominous Egyptian priest.Now: The Black Box Cinema immortalizes Hollywood’s Golden Age in its gallery of film noir tributes. But the mannequin of that Egyptian priest is hardly lifeless.
He walks—and a young starlet dies a terrifying death.
Movie mogul Eddie Archer’s son is charged with the grisly murder. Eddie calls agent Sean Cameron, who specializes in irregular investigations. As part of an FBI paranormal forensics team, Cameron knows that nightmares aren’t limited to the silver screen.
Working with special-effects artist Madison Darvil—who has her own otherworldly gifts—Cameron delves into the malevolent force animating more than one movie monster.
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.00
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First thought when finished: Not my favorite in the series but still a good read!
What I Thought of the Case: The Unholy was set in Hollywood and managed to bring in the old mixed with the new. This story had a very Noir type of feel that kept me reading from beginning to the end. As with each case before the murderer is very real but there are small paranormal elements that play into solving the case. The Unholy was not hard to figure out (as to who was involved) but it did have a few twists at the end that kept you wondering if you guessed right. That is such a fun element to mystery reading for me.
What I Thought of the Characters: I really love this new team! The Unholy is their 2nd case and they are truly beginning to come together. Each person brings their own strengths and weaknesses to the table. Sean is at the center of the story and he makes me swoon. He is strong, reliable, loyal, and just a tad bit HOT! His back story is so sweet that I dare you not to fall in love. His love interest, Madison, is a good match for him and her being friends with the ghost of “Bogey” was great! The characters are what I adore about this series overall!
What I Thought of the Audio: Luke Daniels narrated this so you know I loved it! The running time was about 8 hours and perfect for a work day. The pacing and articulation were great! I pretty much recommend listening to any book that Luke narrates.
Final Thought: I love this series overall and would recommend it to Romantic Suspense/Mystery lovers that don’t mind a slight paranormal tinge to their books!
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