Saturday, May 11, 2019

Phantom Evil - Romantic Suspense Review

Goodreads:  Phantom Evil (Krewe of Hunters #1) by Heather Graham

Rating: Good
Source: Purchased

Description: A secret government unit, a group of renegade paranormal investigators... and a murder no one else can crack.
Though haunted by the recent deaths of two teammates, Jackson Crow knows that the living commit the most heinous crimes.

A police officer utilizing her paranormal intuition, Angela Hawkins already has her hands full of mystery and bloodshed.

But one assignment calls to them too strongly to resist. In a historic mansion in New Orleans's French Quarter, a senator's wife falls to her death. Most think she jumped; some say she was pushed. And yet others believe she was beckoned by the ghostly spirits inhabiting the house — once the site of a serial killer's grisly work.

In this seemingly unsolvable case, only one thing is certain: whether supernatural or all too human, crimes of passion will cast Jackson and Angela into danger of losing their lives... and their immortal souls.

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Why I Picked This Book:  I've been enjoying the more recent books in this series and decided it was finally time to read the first book in the series.

My Impression:  I came to this series around book 12 or so and always meant to go back to the beginning.  I'm so glad I took the time!  While I've never had any problem keeping up with the plot of the later books it was lots of fun to see the beginning and to have Jackson and Angela the focus of the story instead of side characters.  New Orleans seems the perfect place for the series to start as very few cities have more ghostly legends and it was fun hearing mentions of streets and places that I'm familiar with.  The ghosts were slightly creepy and very intriguing involving a serial killer from a century ago as well as modern misbehaving.  I liked the mix of history and modern crime and the different methods that were used to investigate.  I would have liked both the characters and the ghostly interactions to have been fleshed out a bit more but I found this entertaining none the less and was satisfied by the conclusion.  I'm looking forward to seeing the other members of team in their own books.

I listened to the audio version narrated by Jeffrey Cummings.  While he did a good job I don't think this was a book that just has to be listened to versus read.  I think I will enjoy this series either in print or audio.

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  Of course!  This is a favorite series.

Would I Recommend this Book?  If you enjoy some ghostly romantic suspense than I think you'll enjoy it.


  1. Very cool you went back. Some of my favorites go back further than this with Adam.

  2. I've meant to try this series for a long time. I have another friend who loves it and I know that you've mentioned it several times. Might have to seek out this book and begin. :-)

  3. This sounds like a fun series. I'll have to give it a go.

  4. I've been aware Heather Graham is a good story teller, but as she writes mystery and thriller I haven't tried her. Yet! Glad you went back and enjoyed the first one in the series.

  5. I've only read the first, two books. This was a really good one. I wasn't a fan of the second book but maybe I'll give the third book a try.

  6. The best book in this series are narrated by Luke Daniels!!! :)