The Unseen by Heather Graham
Also by this author: Phantom Evil
Series: Krewe of Hunters #5
Also in this series: Phantom Evil
Published by Mira
Genres: Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Source: Personal Collection
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Sometimes the dead do tell tales...
1800s. San Antonio, Texas: In room 207 at the Longhorn Saloon, in the long shadow of the Alamo itself, a woman renowned for her beauty was brutally murdered. Her killer was never found.
One year ago: In that same historic room, another woman vanished without a trace. Her blood was everywhere...but her body was never recovered.
Now: In the last month, San Antonio has become a dumping ground for battered bodies. All young women, many of them long missing, almost all forgotten. Until now.
Texas Ranger Logan Raintree cannot sit by and let his city’s most vulnerable citizens be slain. So when he is approached to lead a brand-new group of elite paranormal investigators working the case, he has no choice but to accept the challenge. And with it, his powerful ability to commune with the dead.
Among Logan’s new team is Kelsey O’Brien, a U.S. marshal known for her razor-sharp intuition and a toughness that belies her delicate exterior. Kelsey has been waiting all her life to work with someone who can understand her ability to “see” the past unfolding in the present. Now she has her chance.
Together, Kelsey and Logan follow their instincts to the Alamo and to the newly reopened Longhorn, which once tempted heroes with drink, cards and women. If the spirits of those long-dead Texans are really appearing to the victims before their deaths, only Kelsey and Logan have the skills to find out why. And if something more earthly is menacing the city’s oldest, darkest corners, only they can stop it—before more innocent women join the company of San Antonio’s restless ghosts.... - via GoodReads
The Unseen by Heather Graham was probably the lease favorite book in the series so far. I love a good ghost story and that’s basically why I keep reading this series. I enjoy a good romance but so far the ghost story has outshined the romance each time for me.
The biggest issue that I had with The Unseen is that I didn’t connect with either of the main characters. Logan Raintree is very much the strong and silent type. Depending on my mood I either really like the character type or I really hate it. In this case it just didn’t work for me.
Kelsey O’Brien is pretty much the female version of the strong and silent type. Kelsey feels that she has a lot to prove because she is a woman in a man dominated field. She’s also learned the hard way to keep to herself and a select number of people.
This book could be saved by a great ghost story of good interactions with the supernatural but even that fell flat for me this time around. I didn’t find Rose’s story particularly riveting. There wasn’t even any mystery to it.
The mystery was mildly interesting. I did want to know what had happened to the girls. I also didn’t have a clear idea of who was killing these girls. It kept the story moving.
The bad people in this book weren’t as heinous as some of the other suspects in other books but they were still pretty horrible. After reading this book, I decided to take a break from the series in case I was burning myself out. I am still excited to continue with the series. I’m just hoping that this book was a fluke for me.