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The Uninvited

The Uninvited

Written by Heather Graham

Narrated by Luke Daniels


The Uninvited

Written by Heather Graham

Narrated by Luke Daniels

ratings:
4.5/5 (16 ratings)
Length:
4 hours
Released:
Aug 28, 2012
ISBN:
9781455863396
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Audiobook

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Description

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 uninvited guest - dead or alive - has taken over the house. Or their lives could become history!
Released:
Aug 28, 2012
ISBN:
9781455863396
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as ebookEbook

About the author

Heather Graham (b. 1953) is a bestselling author of more than 150 romance, suspense, and historical novels that have sold seventy-five million copies worldwide. Raised in Florida, Graham went to college for theater arts, and spent several years acting, singing, and bartending before she devoted herself to writing. Her first novel, When Next We Love, was published in 1982. Although she became famous as an author of romance novels, Graham has since branched out into supernatural horror, historical fiction, and suspense, with titles such as Tall, Dark, and Deadly (1999), Long, Lean, and Lethal (2000), and Dying to Have Her (2001). In 2003 the Romance Writers of America, whose Florida chapter Graham founded, granted her a lifetime achievement award. She lives, writes, and scuba dives in Florida with her husband and five children.


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  • (4/5)
    This story surrounds the Tarleton-Dandridge House in Philadelphia where in 1777 Patriot Lucy Tarleton was killed by her British lover, Lord Bedford. At least that's what history tells us. In present day Allison Leigh a docent of the house is about to encounter death, murder, ghosts and one seriously hunky Agent Tyler Montague.The Uninvited was an excellent read. I loved the background and history. Allison & Tyler are quite an interesting pair. The romance was slow going, but definitely worth the wait. Between the house, past and present death all made a great mystery. I thought for sure I knew who did it, but I was so shocked at the reveal. I was way off. Ms Graham is a grand storyteller.
  • (3/5)
    3.5
    I think the impression these stories leave depends on the theme. I like those with more detailed American history. Like this one.

    Even though Allison Leigh was very annoying for almost one third of the book, I liked this story a lot. The setting is Philadelphia and Landon Mansion, a place where a young woman was killed in 1777.

    Allison is a historian and she works as one of the tour guides at the mansion. She is the last one to leave and she finds her colleague dead in the room that belonged to British Lord "Beast" Bedford.

    Adam Harrison makes an appearance here. He only appeared in the first book so far. Since one of the board members is his friend, Tyler was sent to check what is going on. One of the reasons Allison was really annoying was because she was more than rude to Tyler while he stayed polite. She changed later and the story was quite enjoyable. The parts with history combined with the Lucy's story were done really well.

    Even the ghosts are more interesting. One of them even had a sense of humour.

    "No, I was walking along feeling sorry for myself, trying to sidle up next to people I passed on the street. I think I gave a few of them chills," he said, chortling to himself.

    As usual, the story is more suspense/mystery focused than romance focused, even though the romance is better than in some of the previous books. Or a former Texas Ranger is enough to make it better.
  • (4/5)
    Book 8 in the Krewe of Hunters series. This story takes place in Philadelphia where the 2nd team of the Krewe of Hunters is called in because of a death at the Tarleton-Dandridge House. Docent Allison Leigh discovers a body after she closes the house for the day. Tyler Montague from the Krewe is sent to investigate to see if there is something unusual going on in the house or was this death an accident or a suicide. Lots of interesting history on the Revolutionary War and of course the twists and turns of a good mystery. This is a good series and I like this story very much. I wanted to keep reading.
  • (5/5)
    Another great read with this titled the uninvited was another historic event and house that has tells of the how the concept of American becoming free. Another interesting family individual trying to rewrite history. But they were caught and th I ae guit went to jail. Great ending.
  • (5/5)
    The story is typical Heather Graham so of course it was liked. The voice actor is one of my favorites. They really make the audio worth the listen.
  • (4/5)
    Book 8 in the Krewe of Hunters series. This story takes place in Philadelphia where the 2nd team of the Krewe of Hunters is called in because of a death at the Tarleton-Dandridge House. Docent Allison Leigh discovers a body after she closes the house for the day. Tyler Montague from the Krewe is sent to investigate to see if there is something unusual going on in the house or was this death an accident or a suicide. Lots of interesting history on the Revolutionary War and of course the twists and turns of a good mystery. This is a good series and I like this story very much. I wanted to keep reading.
  • (5/5)
    What's It About?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 haunting and his history. 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 uninvited guest...dead or alive...has taken over the house...or their lives could become history!What Did I Think?I couldn't say anything bad about this series if I tried. It was a reread for me and I enjoyed it as much the second...or was it the third? time round as I did the first. Love ghost stories and this entire series is ghostly. The people that compose the Krewe of Hunters have unique gifts that appeal to the sense of the supernatural. There is usually a little history before the "NOW" part... and the history of Philadelphia and the Revolutionary War that was woven into the story was as fascinating as the ghost itself. This series will appeal to those that love history, romance, mystery, suspense, and of course the main dish...a excellent ghost story.
  • (4/5)
    I read the first book in this series and then for whatever reason never got to any of the others until I saw this one. Overall a fun book filled with well-rounded characters, ghosts, murders, history and some romance that will keep you reading until the end. Also, it is not necessary to have read the previous books. One of those guilty pleasure series ;)
  • (5/5)
    In Graham’s paranormal mystery novel, docent Allison Leigh makes her rounds following the final tour of the day of Landon Mansion locking up as she goes along only to stumble upon the body of a colleague slumped over, impaled on a bayonet. Allison, a historian by trade, doesn’t believe in ghosts and is stunned to learn that “ghost-hunters” will be investigating what appears to be a murder.Agent Tyler Montague is knowledgeable of both history and hauntings. While Alison is skeptical and uncertain of the investigation methods, another murder occurs. Are there ghosts haunting Landon Mansion? Or is there another malevolent force hard at work? While Alison fights an attraction to Tyler, they team together to find the answers before they become nothing more than history themselves.As always, Heather Graham can weave a yarn that keeps readers hanging on for a more. A fabulous addition to the Krewe of Hunters series.
  • (4/5)
    Listened for ReviewOverall Rating: 4.00Story Rating: 4.25Character Rating: 3.75Audio 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.
  • (5/5)
    Review: Uninvited by Heather Graham 5 STARS I know on Heather's krewe books my ratings as been up and down a lot it seems. This one has been more believeable if you believe in the possibilty of ghosts. Univited as a lot of history that I enjoyed and have not thought about in years. Makes me want to go and visit historcal sites. See Valley Forge, to go on the Ghost Tours visit the historical buildings of Philadelphia. Thier were some love scenes that I skipped over. Most of the story Univited takes place in and around the Tarleton-Dandridge house. (I tried to look up and see if it was real. Could not but the names appear around that time and place.) In the Tarleton-Dandridge house is open to the public and gives tours. The tour guides dress in period costumes and weapons are real but no gunpowder. Julian Mitchell was a guide but snuck away after lunch to play with his band for chance at a paying job. He snuck back into the house during the last 2 tours. He planned to beg Alliso forgiveness after the house was closed. Allison loves the house she has lived her whole life in that neighborhood. She is also a professor at the University and writes papers about the house and time. After She is alone in the house ready to lock up she finds Julian his jaw was stabbed on his bayonett. Thier was blood all over the area. The police question her for hours and then the FBI Krewe agent was sent to find out if thier was a problem or if weird suciede. Tyler Montague used to be a Texas Ranger and now works for FBI in special unit they call Texas Krewe. They all can see ghosts sometimes. Tyler is lead on this case. Tyler takes her back to the house and has her show him around even though its late. They find that the attic where Julian had his until the tours was over ransacked. So police came back to search the room. Tyler decides after looking over all the deaths at the Tarleton-Dandridge house in the last 10 years needs to be looked at more. So he calls in the full Texas Krewe agents. Allison the next day sees the ghost of Julian and he asks her to help him. She faints. Everywhere she seems to go Julian shows up. She goes to counceling and that doesn't help. She even gets drunk. Allison does not want to be alone so she sticks close to Tyler. Tyler figures out she sees a ghost even if Allison does not believe in ghosts. Finally Tyler can see Julian and then his Krewe comes and they can all see him. The Texas Krewe and Allison stay in the historcal house to figure out who killed Julian and the others in 10 years. Who put a tourist in the hospital with a coma who's family was at the house and their boys asked a lot of questions about the ghosts. Thier is another death that happens. The Texas Krewe sets up camaras too see what is happening in the house. Their ME looks at the dead bodies to get clues. Julian ghost tells them that he did not kill himself. Allison tells a lot about the history around the house,town and new country trying to form. The History is told in ways that make it alive and got me thinking about a little different way. The story line makes sense if you just imagine that the ghosts can see, talk and appear to people. I had a good time reading this novel. I plan to read more from Heather in the future. I want to go back sometime and read her novels of the first Krewes Unit. This makes the fourth novel that I have read with the Texas Krewes but hopefully not the last one. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 8/28/2012 PUB Harlequin HarlequinMIRA