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The Unholy

The Unholy

Written by Heather Graham

Narrated by Luke Daniels


The Unholy

Written by Heather Graham

Narrated by Luke Daniels

ratings:
4.5/5 (13 ratings)
Length:
4 hours
Released:
Jun 26, 2012
ISBN:
9781455863235
Format:
Audiobook

Description

The 1940s: hard-boiled detectives and femmes fatale are box-office gold. In one iconic scene, set in a deserted museum, the private eye arrives too late, and the buxom beauty is throttled by an ominous Egyptian priest.

Now: the Black Box Cinema immortalizes Hollywood's Golden Age in its gallery of film noir tributes. But the mannequin of that Egyptian priest is hardly lifeless. He walks - and a young starlet dies a terrifying death.

Movie mogul Eddie Archer's son is charged with the grisly murder. Eddie calls agent Sean Cameron, who specializes in…irregular investigations. As part of an FBI paranormal forensics team, Cameron knows that nightmares aren't limited to the silver screen.

Working with special-effects artist Madison Darvil - who has her own otherworldly gifts - Cameron delves into the malevolent force animating more than one movie monster….
Released:
Jun 26, 2012
ISBN:
9781455863235
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Heather Graham has written more than a hundred novels. She's a winner of the RWA's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Thriller Writers' Silver Bullet. She is an active member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. For more information, check out her website, theoriginalheathergraham.com. You can also find Heather on Facebook and on Twitter, @heathergraham.

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  • (4/5)
    Being able to speak to the dead is quite useful sometimes. Madison, a special effects artist and Sean, a former Texas Ranger and current member of the elite Krewe of Hunters, had that ability. The only problem was the murder victim dind't know who had killed her - just who didn't. Sean and his team work with L.A. detectives to uncover the truth behind the murders taking place on the set of "The Unholy".
    I had read several other Krewe of Hunters books and always found them enjoyable. This one starts off a bit slow but give it a chance.
  • (3/5)
    Setting: Hollywood
    Case: A murder of a young starlet which is somehow connected to the movie they are making at the studio (a remake of an obscure noir film with murderous Egyptian priest, a tough PI and, of course, a femme fatale).

    Sean Cameron was sent to investigate a locked room murder mystery at one of the best studios/cinemas in Hollywood. Movie mogul Eddie Archer's young son was accused of murdering a young starlet. He claims a robed priest killed her. Sean intended to help anyway because he used to work there with Eddie and considers him a very good friend.

    Eddie asked one of his friends and an artist working at the studio, Madison Darvil, to help Sean with anything he might need.

    What makes this book more interesting than the previous is the help these two get from a very unlikely source. Even with the gruesome death of a young girl, the helper brings a touch of humour in the story. You can choose to look at it either as a great albeit strange thing or a bit cheesy to use such a character in this story. I chose the former. It would be even better if it weren't the cheesy ending. That was, I have to admit, over the top. Still, the helper's parting words made me sad and happy at the same time even with the cheesiness.

    Romance is nothing special. It is even less special than in other books. I can say the same for the villain too. The reasons behind the murder were very weak and almost unbelievable. We didn't even get an evil ghost influenced me as we did in the first book.

  • (5/5)
    Another Fantastic Book from Heather . I cant wait for the next book....
  • (3/5)
    Typical Heather Graham book. Murder, ghosts and a bit of instant love. Nice and quick read.
  • (3/5)
    Fun entry in the Krewe of Hunters series from Heather Graham. The setting of a special effects shop in Hollywood is very interesting, especially because it is located next to an old cemetery with buried catacombs. Creepy and so fun since the main characters can speak to the dead.
  • (4/5)
    Received for Audio ReviewOverall Rating: 3.50Story Rating: 3.00Character Rating: 4.00Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)First thought when finished: Not my favorite in the series but still a good read!What I Thought of the Case: The Unholy was set in Hollywood and managed to bring in the old mixed with the new. This story had a very Noir type of feel that kept me reading from beginning to the end. As with each case before the murderer is very real but there are small paranormal elements that play into solving the case. The Unholy was not hard to figure out (as to who was involved) but it did have a few twists at the end that kept you wondering if you guessed right. That is such a fun element to mystery reading for me.What I Thought of the Characters: I really love this new team! The Unholy is their 2nd case and they are truly beginning to come together. Each person brings their own strengths and weaknesses to the table. Sean is at the center of the story and he makes me swoon. He is strong, reliable, loyal, and just a tad bit HOT! His backstory is so sweet that I dare you not to fall in love. His love interest, Madison, is a good match for him and her being friends with the ghost of "Bogey" was great! The characters are what I adore about this series overall!What I Thought of the Audio: Luke Daniels narrated this so you know I loved it! The running time was about 8 hours and perfect for a work day. The pacing and articulation were great! I pretty much recommend listening to any book that Luke narrates.Final Thought: I love this series overall and would recommend it to Romantic Suspense/Mystery lovers that don't mind a slight paranormal tinge to their books!
  • (5/5)
    In Graham’s paranormal suspense novel, movie mogul Eddie Archer’s son is charge with murder. Eddie falls back on his friendship with agent Sean Cameron, who specializes in irregular investigations. Now a member of an FBI paranormal forensics team, Cameron knows that evil exists. Teaming with special-effects artist Madison Darvil, another gifted individual, they investigate the malevolent force hard at work at the Black Box Cinema.A fast-paced and suspenseful story that will give readers chills as well as keeping them guessing until the very end. As always, Graham has outdone herself again.
  • (5/5)
    The Unholy by Heather Graham 5 STARSThis was the most entertaining of her books. I really liked it. The ghosts were the best part.Alistair Archer was all by himself in his dad movie theater watching old movie one sunday. His father has a old theater that shows old movies and its closed on sunday. Thier is a tunnel that runs from the theater to his adjacent studio where they make special effects for different movies. they sit on two acres next too very old cemetery. Down in part of the tunnel is set up old movie scenes a museum. Some of the time you can go from one building to another but security is tight when they are working on blockbuster movie.Alistair is surprised by a actress who says the door was open and begs him to let her see some of the props maybe help her get a small roll.So Alistair let his girl talk to let him in through the tunnel. while by the scene of the movie they are remaking he sees that the locked door is open and hears Jenny scream and as he turns sees her get her throat sliced and runs slips in blood and knocks himself out.The police arrest him for the murder of Jenny since he was alone with her in locked building.Eddie Archer calls in some favors and gets a FBI special group to come in and help. The first one he calls his a old special effects employee that is part of this Krew. Sean Cameron does not believe Alistair would kill someone either.Eddie also asks his employee Madison to take Sean around and show hims the changes since he worked thier. Eddie told Sean that Madison is like him special. Madison sees ghosts but a lot of time she does not realize they are dead until someone else wonders who or what she is talking about. Eddie saw her a couple of times talking to know one at the cemetary. Madison since she was real young learned not to let anyone know she sees people that others dont see.In fact she saw an actor that looked like Humphrey Bogart and had a nice talk with him till she realized it was really him. In fact Humphrey Bogart ends up living with her and watches old tv shows.Sean after taking Madison to the morgue goes back to her apartment and sees Bogie and talks to him. Madison has never told anyone about her ghost and had never met anyone like her. Sean also asks what Jenny told her at the morgue.Infact most his group of FBI agents can see ghosts. Jenny likes that she is not alone and they believe her. Madison had someone sneaking around her place and Bogie was able to set off her car alarm scared someone off and woke Madison up.Since the FBI agents can see the ghosts Bogie and Jenny help to try and find out who killed Jenny and how they got in and out of locked building.Thier are some love scenes. and some scary scenes in this book.I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.06/19/2012 PUB Harlequin Mira