Phantom Evil by Heather Graham
Also by this author: Heart of Evil, Sacred Evil
Series: Krewe of Hunters #1
Also in this series: Heart of Evil, Sacred Evil
Published by MIRA
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance
Read in: Jun 20 to Jun 21
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads
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. - via GoodReads
I love a good ghost story. Ghosts are probably my favorite paranormal element. I’ve had Phantom Evil by Heather Graham in Mt. Read Me forever. I had been organizing my ebook collection one morning and decided I was going to give it a go.
Phantom Evil is a combination of all the things I love. It was fun and spooky. I really enjoyed the entire Krewe of Hunters. Each of them brought something to the table. The best part is that they are so varied. This is the first book in the series so there was a lot of information to sift through. It was never overwhelming though. Graham did a great job doling out all the new information.
Then there is this awesome ghost story surrounding the old New Orleans house the Krewe is investigating. A truly bad serial killer purchased the house shortly after the Civil War and used it as his playground. I really enjoyed the parts where the Krewe could see the paranormal activity.
The only thing keeping this from a 5 star read is the romance. Jackson and Angela are great and they are great together. The problem was me. I was way more invested in the ghost story/mystery aspect and the romance was secondary for me.
The romance may not have done it for me in Phantom Evil but everything else was awesome! I am glad that the second book has also been in Mt. Read Me for awhile. I can’t wait to continue this series!