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Heart of Evil: Book 2 in Krewe of Hunters Series (Krewe of Hunters #2)

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Emerging from the bayou like an apparition, Donegal Plantation is known for its unsurpassed dining, captivating atmosphere, haunting legends...and now a corpse swinging from the marble angel that marks its cemetery's most majestic vault. A corpse discovered in nearly the same situation as that of Marshall Donegal, the patriarch killed in a skirmish just before the Civil Wa
ebook, 384 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Mira Books (first published June 28th 2011)
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Heart of Evil is the second book in the Krewe of Hunters series and it is quite different to the first one. Heart of Evil contains the same characters but this time it focuses on Jake. While, I think that you don’t have to read the first one in order to understand this one I would definitely recommend reading the first book, Phantom Evil before this one; especially if you want to know more about the characters backgrounds and things like that.
Heart of Evil is so good. It is a murder mystery, wit
Albert Riehle
Oh, Heather Graham...what have they done to you? Did you sit in a meeting, after the success of the first book, in this series, and listen to some asshole in a suit tell you how to make your series more marketable? Did he say, more ghosts--ghosts are in right now? Did he say, more romance--romance is big? Did he say, let's dumb it down a bit--people are stupid?

If he did say those things, you seem to have taken them to heart because this book is an insult to the one that preceded it. I gave that
To be frank, I felt the ghosts in the story had more of a love connection than Jake and Angela did. Really Angela blows Jake off 5 years ago because she can't deal with what he told her about her dad. Now that she is having some dead people issues, she wants him back in her life. Then once he is there she keeps blowing hot and cold with him. Then after they have been in the muddy Mississippi looking for a weapon and Jake is trying to catch a shower. Then you knock on the door still covered in st ...more
This is the second book in Heather Graham's Krewe of Hunters series. While I did not like it as well as I liked the first book, it was still a decent read. It took me much longer to get involved in the story line with this book, but I stayed with it because I knew that some of my favorite characters from the first book were going to be showing up. The author chose to include too many peripheral characters in this story, and they were somewhat hard to keep track of. Also, the author and/or editor ...more
A certain delicacy is needed when you set a murder mystery on a Southern plantation that also does civil war re-enactments. Especially when the murder is linked to civil war history.

The first chunk of the book explains how slavery is a non issue' and in fact there is no racism any more (this is confirmed by a black character being totally cool with re-enacting the guy who owned his family & raped his great grand mother). Another character explains that her Slave owning ancestors didn't make
Another reviewer summed up this review really well:

"Heart of Evil is the second book in the Krewe of Hunters series and it is quite different to the first one. Heart of Evil contains the same characters but this time it focuses on Jake. While, I think that you don’t have to read the first one in order to understand this one I would definitely recommend reading the first book, Phantom Evil before this one; especially if you want to know more about the characters backgrounds and things like that."
Outside of New Orleans, Donegal Plantation is known for its unsurpassed dining, captivating atmosphere, haunting legends and now a corpse swinging from the marble angel that marks the Donegal vault. The corpse is discovered in nearly the same position as that of Marshall Donegal, the patriarch killed in a skirmish just before the Civil War.
Desperate for help traditional criminologists could never provide, plantation heiress Ashley Donegal turns to an elite team of paranormal investigators who bl
This was definitely an interesting read. It's a cross between paranormal and actual crime scene investigation. It was almost like watching one of those episodes where people truly enter a place and try to use scientific data to interpret whether or not they encountered a presence. Usually in paranormal romances, it's the exact same information that you get in all the others, and right now there is a plethora of them to choose from.

Different angles, different ideas, or just a different spin is a
Ursula Gorman
The Evil series continues with Heart of Evil. Heather Graham does a great job of continuing the characters from the first book to this book, while subtely shifting the focus from the main characters of the first book to the 'new' main characters of the second, yet not losing focus on any of the 'Krewe'.
Jake is a likeable character that seems to be content with his life, but you soon find out he lost his soul mate years before when his 'abilities' scared her she needs his help. Returnin
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The opening scene / prologue, where the two main characters have nightmares, was a real eye-opener and gave way to how the rest of the book would go. Jake and Ashley’s (main characters) introduction into the story couldn’t have been more perfect.

As the first chapter progressed, it was rather humorous and made me giggle. Then things began to get spooky in a good way considering it‘s a paranormal mystery. I enjoyed reading the parts from the murderer’s point of view. It made the tale more captivat
Heart of Evil is book 2 of Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham. Yes!! Another suspense filled story with more paranormal elements. Ashley and Jake helped to glue risky scenes together in haunted Donegal Plantation. Ashley feared Jake’s abilities in their first unsuccessful friendship, however she sought him out to help solve mysteries from sorting out from long past Civil War ghosts in the Plantation.

Being an equalist (I shudder at discrimination of race, religion, gender, status, and
2nd book in the Krewe of Hunters series. Once again Heather graham does a great job of blending mystery, suspense, paranormal, romance, and history. I loved the introduction of the two main characters (having nightmare interaction with ghosts) was really great and set the tone for the rest of the book. This one was set on a old plantation where a there was a civil war skirmish. As a fan of history I loved the history aspect of this novel. Just like the first one Heather Graham does a great job b ...more
Matt H.
I realized after starting this trilogy that there was one book prior to this. I do not think it is necessary to have read book one first.

For the first 100 pages or so in this book, there are so many characters filling the pages and talking that I just could not keep them straight in my head. Additionally, I am not a fan of southern fiction. This one takes place in Louisiana on a plantation and recreates a battle from the Civil War. All of this is just not what I prefer to read. But eventually,
This one wasn't as good as the first, but still a great book. It didn't have as much tension as the first, but the interludes made for an interesting read. It kept you guessing at who was the murderer, for me the clue that gave it all away was the phone call with work. I liked how the book incorporated little historic tidbits here and there. The settings were very believable, throughout the whole book I could "create" where they were and follow them. It was, however, weird how Ashley evolved wit ...more
Danielle Coleman
This book was not as interesting as I thought it would be and I was highly disappointed. I wanted there to be more depth with Jake as a character and with Ashley, the one who got away so to speak. I now know what scene in the shower that everyone has mentioned and I must say that it was not that big a deal either. They did not have sex the end okay and now what? They go back to crime solving and go from there to discover who the killer was. The most interesting part of this, and I use interestin ...more
Rated this 4.8 "Reunited" Stars

Let me start out by saying that this is a Second Chance Romance incorporated into the usual Paranormal Romantic Suspense that is the usual in this series. Yessss ()/, my favorite kind!

It's FBI team member of the Krewe of Hunters, Jake Mallory's story this time around. The case takes him to back home to Louisiana. His fiancé broke up with him 5 years ago and he hasn't been back since. You'll just have to read it to get their story.

The team is called to go down to th
Brick ONeil
Heather Graham is fast becoming one of my favorite writers. If you love mystical mysteries, then "Heart of Evil" is for you.

Heather manages to take us to Donegal Plantation in both form and fiction. You feel as if you are there, walking the grounds with the characters, that it in and of itself becomes a live character. The people Heather creates are fully human, that is, they have foibles just as you and I do yet are capable of carrying out their duties. The theme that Heather uses is widely see
Aside from the fact that I didn't recognize the name of the murderer when it was revealed nor the motivation for the murders, the book was good. I listened to this on audio so may well have missed all this information as I was driving at the time.

Plenty of atmosphere and the setting was very well done. I could really picture the bayou, alligators and southern plantations.

However, I didn't care for the plantation owner's ability to communicate with the ghost - like having an actual conversation.
Not a favorite by this author. It couldn't catch or keep my interest. It was my first Krewe Hunters book, and I didn't like it. The beginning dragged on forever with civil war world building. Don't get me wrong, I love the author's ties to history in her books. However, here she took a wrong turn. Next, I couldn't identify with, or like, either of the protagonists, Ashley or Jake. They were forgettable. So much so, that if you read one of the book reviews here, you'll find someone calls her Ange ...more
Laura Ruetz
Most people know that I am a huge fan of Heather Graham because she offers a solid blend of mystery and the paranormal; a nice balance between each. This book follows along nicely with the other Krewe of Hunter books, offering a fast-paced read that is entertaining. Heather Graham always manages to weave history into the novels, helping to create the atmosphere very nicely but the history is not so heavy handed that you lose interest. This rich history in her novels is part of why I enjoy them s ...more
Oh can't put this one down read over 2/3 of it yesterday until my eyeballs started crossing Great book now I need book 2 of the series
I didn't like this one as much as the first book so it only gets 3 stars.
The romance component in this one was team member Jake (the computer genius team member) and his childhood sweetheart Ashley. The romance was a bit of a stretch for me. These two grew up together and loved one another deeply but then flat out stopped talking to one another and never reached out again? Unlikely.
The rest of the story was ok. The mystery was fun but I found the ghost component to be a little too... chatty? I l
Pamela Ralston

The Krewe agents are investigating a Southern Plantation that is said to have ghosts from long past as permenant reidents. A civil war reenactment has gone horribly wrong and one man is missing. Before the agents can find the man he turns up dead. The plantation is a Bed and Breakfast which counts on the tourist dollar to survive and that is in definate jeopordy as the bady count mounts.

I am delighted to find something for adults that is not a book that is filled with explict sexual scenes.

Before Reading: Damnit! I picked this one up and clearly inside the front cover it says "The chilling Krewe of Hunters trilogy..." and below it shows pictures of the covers of 3 books: Heart of Evil (Available Now), Sacred Evil (On sale August 2011), and The Evil Inside (On sale September 2011). Last time I checked, a trilogy meant 3 books. So why is it that Heart of Evil is listed as the second in this series and there's yet another book listed as first here? And since Graham's on Goodreads, wo ...more
This story of history, ghosts, and love reunited drew me in quickly and kept my attention throughout. There is nothing like a serial killer doing a vengeful ghost’s bidding to bring back together two people who were separated because of their opposing views on the existence of such paranormal entities. How is that for an original plotline?
The characters were strong, each with their own unique personalities, including the unnamed killer. I really like it when you get brief glimpses into the kill
The Krewe heads to Donegal Plantation to investigate a mysterious death that occurs during a Civil War reenactment. The only problem is that Jake Mallory, one of the team members, used to be involved with the plantation heiress, Ashley Donegal. And what drove them apart was Jake's ability to see ghosts. Now Ashley has to depend on that ability, and come to terms with some of her own, for the murder to be solved and others ones to be stopped.
This book is great, as was the first Krewe of Hunters b
I liked this book a lot better then Phantom Evil, which is the first book in the Krewe of Hunters series. I have a review here on GoodReads if you'd like to read it, and I have one on my Horror Movie/Book Review blog. To be honest, I waited quite some time before reading this one because I disliked the first book so much (because I thought it was going to purely be a ghost book, not a cop/who did it sort of book) But in the end I'm glad I pushed on and read this one.

This takes place on a planta
Heart of Evil
Rating: 3 Stars

When a man is found murdered following a civil war reenactment, Ashley Donegal seeks the help of an old flame, Jake Mallory, a member of the FBI's paranormal investigative unit. It soon becomes clear that a madman with a grudge is on the rampage and Ashley and her family are his target.

The idea of a killer with a historic score to settle is interesting and constitutes a strong foundation for the story. Nevertheless, the plot is poorly executed. The pro
Heart of Evil is the second in Ms. Graham’s Krewe of Hunters series and focuses on Jake Mallory and his past love Ashley Donegal. Ashley is the current owner of Donegal Plantation and has stumbled upon a murder scene. The scary part is that the victim is displayed much like her ancestor had been. Something is not right and the “Krewe of Hunters” are called in for advice. Ashley is hesitant at first because she knows Jake is part of this paranormal special investigative unit and is unprepared for ...more
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Also published as Heather Graham Pozzessere and Shannon Drake.

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some tria
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Other Books in the Series

Krewe of Hunters (1 - 10 of 17 books)
  • Phantom Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #1)
  • Sacred Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #3)
  • The Evil Inside (Krewe of Hunters #4)
  • The Unseen (Krewe of Hunters, #5)
  • The Unholy (Krewe of Hunters, #6)
  • The Unspoken (Krewe of Hunters, #7)
  • The Uninvited (Krewe of Hunters, #8)
  • The Night Is Watching (Krewe of Hunters, #9)
  • The Night Is Alive (Krewe of Hunters, #10)
  • The Night Is Forever (Krewe of Hunters #11)
Ghost Walk  (Harrison Investigation, #2) Phantom Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #1) Deadly Night (Flynn Brothers, #1) Ghost Shadow (Bone Island Trilogy, #1) Haunted (Harrison Investigation, #1)

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