Saturday, July 27, 2019

Fade to Black - Romantic Suspense Review

Goodreads:  Fade to Black (Krewe of Hunters #24) by Heather Graham

Rating: Good
Source: Library

Description: Starring in a cult TV show was a blessing for Marnie Davante, especially now that her former fame could support her future dream of starting a children’s theater. So she’ll work the convention circuit. But then a costar is brazenly murdered in front of her. With a killer who vanishes into thin air with seemingly inhuman skill, and strange events plaguing Marnie, she feels she can’t even trust her own senses.
Although his dear departed parents were famous actors, PI Bryan McFadden is about as far from Hollywood as you can get. The former military man is reluctant to get involved in such a bizarre case, but it quickly becomes obvious that Marnie is in grave danger, and he is compelled to help. It’s unclear if the killer is an obsessed fan or something more sinister. Could the show’s cast be cursed? How can Bryan keep Marnie safe when it becomes apparent there’s a force determined to make this her final curtain call?

Genre: Romantic Suspense - Paranormal

Why I Picked This Book:  I love this series and I really liked the cult TV series aspect.

My Impression:  This is the kind of book that makes me look forward to the Graham's Krewe of Hunter series.  It's fun, fast paced, has a decent mystery, and a some ghosts floating around for a little extra bit of flavor.  If you're looking for well developed characters this one isn't for you.  Marnie is very likable but definitely on the flawless side and while Bryan is smart and capable he's a bit flat.  He's pretty much your regular tall dark and handsome hero that just happens to see ghosts.  I liked Marnie's cousin Bridget and the rescue dog George but they aren't given very much page time.  But the plot is so fast paced that the lack of well developed characters is definitely a sacrifice I'm willing to make.  I really wasn't sure who did it until the very end.  I had a suspicion but I had a suspicion of about 3 other characters so I'm not sure that counts.  I loved the Comic Con settings and the world of the still famous but somewhat out of work former TV star.

While this is book #24 in the series the series is so loosely connected that it really is a stand alone.  Since Bryan has 2 brothers that have the ability to see ghosts and seem to have some kind of investigative training I suspect this is the start of a trilogy of sorts.  This isn't the most memorable of reads but it was an incredibly fun one with a fast pace and an interesting setting.

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  Yep - Heather Graham's Krewe series is an auto-buy for me.

Would I Recommend this Book?  If you enjoy romantic suspense with a touch of ghosts than this is a fun read.


  1. I'm a fan of Heather Graham and used to read her work all the time, but for some reason, this one doesn't sound like it would work for me. I'm glad you enjoyed it though. Hugs, and Happy Saturday! RO

  2. I really need to start this series already. You make it sound so appealing!