Romantic Suspense Review: The Uninvited (Krewe of Hunters #8) by Heather Graham

Posted October 8, 2012 by Felicia S in 2012 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 23 Comments


The Uninvited by Heather Graham
Book: The Uninvited
Author: Heather Graham
Article Type: Book Review, Audiobook Reveiw

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1777: In the throes of the Revolutionary War, Landon Mansion is commandeered by British Lord “Butcher” Bedford.

He stabs Lucy Tarleton – who spurned his king and his love – leaving her to die in her father’s arms.

NOW: After the day’s final tour, docent Allison Leigh makes her rounds while locking up… and finds a colleague slumped over Bedford’s desk, impaled on his own replica bayonet.

Resident ghosts may be the stock-in-trade of stately Philadelphia homes, but Allison – a noted historian – is indignant at the prospect of “ghost hunters” investigating this apparent murder.

Agent Tyler Montague knows his hauntings and his history. But while Allison is skeptical of the newcomer, a second mysterious murder occurs.

Has “Butcher” Bedford resurfaced? Or is there another malevolent force at work in Landon Mansion? Wary, yet deeply attracted, Allison has to trust in Tyler and work with him to discover just what…

Listened for Review
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75

Audio Rating: 4.00 (Not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: The Uninvited ended on a really strong note and made me hope that there are more Krewe books in the future!

What I thought of the Case: The Uninvited served up one of the strongest cases in the Krewe series. I really loved the mixture of a historical case with a current case. I didn’t even get close to guessing who was involved in the murders happening in modern times. The Uninvited takes place in the historic Tarleton house in Philadelphia. I couldn’t find that this was an actual house but the amount of detail made the house real to me. That is one of my favorite things about Heather Graham’s writing, she just draws me a perfect picture of the places involved in her stories. The case was well paced, thrilling, and had an explosive ending.

What I thought of the Characters. The Uninvited was about Agent Tyler Montague and Allison Leigh. I love Tyler, he is one of my favorite Krewe members but I had a problem with Allison till about the 2/3rds spot. I love that she was a historian and very serious about it. However, she was a little to judgmental (of the Krewe), mean (to Tyler), and snippy (to just about everyone) for me. I wanted to like her but it took a very long time! The last 1/3 of the The Uninvited was a fantastic reversal in fortune where Allison was concerned. It was when she really began to grow on me! Did not take long after that before I really wanted Tyler and Allison to be together. The romance ended on a very strong note.

What I thought of the Audio: Narrated by the brilliant Luke Daniels at a running time of 8 hrs and 54 mins this was another great entry to the series. While I had a bit of a problem with a few of the voices, Luke is still probably the single most dependable narrator I can think of in the audiobook world.

Final Thought: The Uninvited is that last in this set of Krewe of Hunter books. I really hope there ends up being more.

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23 responses to “Romantic Suspense Review: The Uninvited (Krewe of Hunters #8) by Heather Graham

  1. I bet Allison really did bug you. A historian, investing crimes…she’d be a girl after your own heart BUT mean & snippy. Glad she came around in the end.

  2. I’m going to get here eventually. Lol. I’m not familiar enough with the Krewe still. I also didn’t realize that each book followed a different Krewe member. I’m a slow one I know.

  3. I hope there are more too. I love Heather Grahams paranormal series. I love how each book can be a standalone, but I still get that series feel. Lovely review and thanks for the shout-out. I have read all of her books

  4. WHY haven’t I read one of her books yet? Okay, I’m sure you don’t know the answer to that question, but I have a couple of her books on my tbr I just haven’t gotten to yet. Oh and your rec of the narrator… hm… might have to listen to one of them.

    HEY! You are back! πŸ™‚

  5. Ahh I have been spending a lot of time with Luke lately since I am doing the Iron Druid Chronicles on audio. He is awesome! I love that this created a house that felt real and liked that Allison grew on you. Sounds like another winning mystery!

  6. Another great-sounding book to add to my ever-growing list! Seriously, stop. I’ve completely blown my book budget for this month already and the library is becoming my new best friend!

  7. Hmmm. Allison sounds a bit problematic for me, I have trouble with the snippy characters:) Glad you were able to warm to her eventually though, better late than never!

    And I’m so sorry I missed you this weekend, work got crazy for me and I ended up with no time off Saturday or Sunday. I hope the conference was a blast!

    • The only free day I had was Sunday and it was very bad weather. I just went to the airport and tried for an earlier flight (didn’t quite make it). I loved Ohio though —such a beautiful state πŸ™‚

  8. Jennifer

    I REALLY want to read some of Graham’s books! She sounds like a great writer. Awesome review!
    BTW, Audible must really love you LOL!

  9. Holy cow girl, I cant keep up with your audibles….:) I need to try Heather Graham the next time Im in the mood for a mystery.