The Hidden (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham
Rating: 4 Stars
Description: Can the same killer strike again - a hundred and fifty years later?
Estes Park, Colorado, is a place of serenity. But it wasn't always so serene. Shortly after the Civil War, Nathan Kendall and his wife were murdered there, leaving behind a young son. The crime was never solved.
Now historian Scarlet Barlow is working at a small museum attached to a B and B, the same building where that murder occurred. She recently came to Colorado, reeling after her divorce from FBI agent Diego McCullough. Diego - who's just been asked to join the Krewe of Hunters, a unit dealing with "unusual" situations...
When Scarlet unwittingly takes pictures of people who've been murdered - just like the Kendalls a hundred and fifty years before - the police look at her with suspicion. Then the museum's statues of historic people, including Nathan Kendall, begin to talk to her, and she knows it's time to call her ex-husband. Diego heads to Estes Park, determined to solve the bizarre case that threatens Scarlet's life - and to reunite with the woman he never stopped loved. (from Goodreads)
Genre: Romance - Suspense
Why I Picked This Book: I always enjoy Heather Graham's stories and I really liked Diego's character from the previous book The Silenced.
My Impression: The Krewe series is a very loosely connected paranormal romantic suspense series. Each book features a crime with a paranormal element that is investigated by a member of the FBI Krewe of Hunter's unit. You can jump in anywhere in the series without there being a problem. We met Diego in The Silenced but you don't really need to read that book to understand what's going on.
The two primary characters - Scarlet and Diego - had been married before and both regretted the circumstances of the divorce. I liked that these two had an established past and were both willing to own up to what they had done wrong in the relationship. While insta-love is kind of the usual in a romantic suspense it was nice to not have that be the case.
The plot itself hooked me pretty much from the beginning. I'd been kind of meh on her last two books but I really enjoyed this one. The pacing was good and I was wondering what was going on until the very end. There are a few discrepancies - an event happens towards the end that felt a bit to much even with the uniqueness of the Krewe and the logic that got to the solution was a bit of a jump. However, I thought the paranormal aspect was well used and it had a good creepy feel to it.
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Absolutely! I have a couple of her older Krewe books and a few books from another series sitting on my shelf that I'm excited to read and I can't wait to find out where the Krewe ends up next.
Would I Recommend this Book?: Definitely! While The Hexed is still my favorite this was a fun read.