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The Dead Room (Harrison Investigation #5)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  2,860 ratings  ·  176 reviews
It's been one year since archeologist Leslie MacIntyre survived the explosion that took the life of her fianc--and left her with the unsettling ability to communicate with ghosts. Now Leslie returns to conquer her fears and investigate a newly discovered burial ground."
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 19th 2008 by Mira Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick

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3 'intriguing, thrilling story, and restless spirits' stars!

If you enjoy ghostly whodunits, you should give this one a go. It’s a great story with a twisted ending I never saw coming, one that might or might not be a hit with some hardcore traditionalist romance readers.(No, there's no cheating... )

The audio was okay, but only okay. I had a hard time following the story because the author's narrative voice didn't give enough distinction to which characters were speaking. Also
In this book we meet Leslie, an urban archaeologist who lost her fiancem Matt, in an explosion and is now going NYC to face that loss by working at a dig site and living in building where the explosion happened. Also in that area, woman, mostly prostitutes are disappearing.

Leslie meets her Matt's cousin, Joe, who is investigating the disappearance of one young woman. Together, they team up to keep Leslie safe and solve the mystery..including the mystery of whether the explosion that killed Matt
I was having a little difficulty deciding on 3 or 4 stars for this book. I leaned towards the four because, for me it was an easy and fast read. Once I reached the middle of the book, I finished the rest in almost one sitting, and the whole book in a 24 hour period. It kept my interest and I like the ghost/psychic angle.

I also liked Joe, Leslie, Nikki, and Adam. I did care what happened to them and for me, the action moved pretty fast. I wish Adam and Nikki would have been developed more and ha
Spooky cellars, ghosts, a historic house, handsome hero and exciting ending. This story had these elements and more. A good way to spend reading time.

However, just a few minor things bothered my enjoyment...may contain spoilers...Leslie kept wanting to see her dead boyfriend Matt. Almost every other page she would feel a presence and think it was him. Finally, when she did talk with him, she chose to ignore his warnings. How stupid can you be? And she constantly walked into danger.

The other pro
I have sort of mixed feelings about this book. It started out shaky for me — the first time Leslie sat in a room and had a conversation with a ghost, I couldn’t stop myself from rolling my eyes — but eventually it grew on me. Since I have no problem reading books with vampires and werewolves and witches, it’s a little strange to me that I would have that reaction about ghosts, but I think it’s because those other types of characters can interact with everyone, and not just select people. Regardl ...more
very sad ending
Leslie survived from the explosion but not her fiance Since then she's slowly come to terms with both her loss and an unsettling ability to communicate with ghosts, a "gift" received in the wake of her brush with death.
Vina Girl
I was really disappointed at the end because the book builds up to Leslie and Joe becoming a couple after Matt's death and then she died! I was glad she and Matt ended up together, but very sad for Joe. Seemed so unfair!!!
It was a dark and stormy night when I decided to pick up this book and start reading it. Some of the Harrison Investigation novels can have quite a creepy element to them and this one did a little bit but it didn't have that much of a sinister feel even with the events that were happening.
This one reads a little differently to the previous books in the series but I will say that in a good way. The mystery was just that much more interesting, and the formulaic style of Heather Graham's writing w
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Jane (PS)
Nice little mystery with a relatively unexpected ending. (I'm not referring to who the 'bad-man' was either.) The romance was very light on - don't read it expecting any... (view spoiler)

Audiobook: Narrated by Joyce Bean (4 stars)
Again our narrator did not disappoint me. She did a good job of separating out the characters, smoothly verbalising the story.
Mary: Harry Dresden's Love Slave
Another winnner by Heather Graham. I did not see the end of this one coming at all. (I make a habit of not looking ahead to read the synopsis of series books so I don't get a spoiler). Great mystery/ghost story. There is a HEA but it's not the one I was expecting as I read the book. I don't want to say anymore and give the plot away.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
I like this series with the Harrison supernatural investigation group. However, the stories don't really pull me in and stay in my memory. For example, this one, I know I read it but I can't remember much of the details. So it's just average.
This book was kind of slow. But other than that it was enjoyable.
Sandi Willis
As all my know from my other reviews of other Heather Graham books, I really enjoy them. I love history and I like the way Heather weaves history and suspense together. I kept thinking that the missing woman, Genevieve O'Brien, had to be near to Leslie and the Hanover House but the off and on of a girl's cries were sometimes throwing me off of my theory of who was a ghost and who was alive. I really did like the story except for the end. I had the idea that one thing would happen but Heather's t ...more
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Dharia Scarab
Warning, spoilers included.

So after reading the Krewe of Hunters books, I finally got around to reading this book and suddenly remembered why I'd stopped after the first three.

Unlike the Krewe books, this series always has the main characters acting like morons and putting themselves in danger. Leslie was practically begging the killer to get her with her stupidity through out the book.

And the ending, well it was seriously messed up. I suppose it should have been expected, since this is a parano
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The first word that comes to mind when describing this book is average. I wanted to read The Death Dealer per a friend recommendation and realized that it was the sequel to The Dead Room. For me, that meant The Dead Room had to come first. The book tells the tale of a female archaeologist named Leslie who recently lost her fiance and afterwards became able to communicate with the dead. Due to this ability, Leslie becomes swept into the investigation of a series of disappearances which she believ ...more

I had a major hard time putting down this book. Last night, after my hubby went to bed, I was somewhere between halfway and 2/3's of the way through the book. Every time I purposely put it down so that I could go to bed, knowing I was getting up early with 5 kids to watch, my mind 'objected' and I had no choice but to pick it back up. Going to bed not knowing what was going to happen bugged the daylights out of me!

It was great! I thought the plot was good, small events leading to
I made it about 80% through this book and gave up. That's pretty sad. I couldn't even hold on for the end. I know Heather Graham can write some really good shivery ghost stories, but this isn't one of them.

So Leslie can "feel/see/communicate" with ghosts, but she obtains this skill after her fiance is killed in an explosion at a gala at a historical house in New York City. She works on archeological finds, communicating with ghosts on site that no one but her can see, to find bones and treasures
Leslie survives the bomb blast that kills the man she loves and sends her to the hospital. After that she can see ghosts. When she returns a year later to the Hastings House where the bomb went off she desperately wants to see Matt. Joe, Matt's cousin, comes into her life. Joe is a PI who has been hired to find a wealthy woman's niece who has gone missing. Joe and Leslie seem to be thrown together at every turn and Joe feels protective of Leslie. Together the try to find the niece and some missi ...more
Mar 20, 2008 Jennifer rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: someone with time to kill - plane ride?
This book was okay. I think it would have been better with a few less characters. I was having trouble keeping Ken straight from Robert, Hank, Brad, Joe... all these men who all seemed interested in Leslie. She must be a supermodel or something. The story itself was interesting, though the ending was a little "movie of the week," with the villian even saying things like "Of course it was me!" and detailing all the reasons it was easy for him to commit the crimes.

Heather Graham seems to like to r
An audio book version. A nice story with some strong characters and a twist with the paranormal/ghost aspect. Not my usual sort of story but okay for a change. Didn't like the ending though.
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I love Heather Graham books and I love that I did not figure out the ending. Great story if you like Ghost "who-dunnit" mysteries!
Heather Graham books are things I seem to periodically revisit ... I'm always sure I'm going to like them more than I do. They're generally entertaining, but not what I'd call riveting, and The Dead Room was no different. The concept that the main character survives a deadly accident (her fiance does not), only to realize she can communicate with ghosts is certainly an interesting one, but I just never felt the tension I know Graham was trying for. And I felt like the ending was frustrating, but ...more
Emily Higgins
Archeologist Leslie MacIntyre returns to Heritage House in NY City a year after she was nearly killed in an explosion at a charity event at Heritage House. Leslie's fiancé, Matt Connolly was killed in the explosion. Leslie is working on a historical site nearby doing an excavation. There have been a number of women in the nearby area who have disappeared. The missing women seem to be somehow connected with the Heritage House. I could not classify this as a romance. Having a ghost for a lover is ...more
Great book! Leslie was in a blast which killed her fiance Matt. Since then she has seen ghosts and helped them them. Meanwhile prostitutes have been disappearing. Leslie finds herself in trouble trying to help solve the mystery.
Mystery with a touch of the paranormal...I was completely surprised by the ending.
I loved this book. I couldn't put it down- good thing I've been sick and living on the couch for the past week! The plot was intense and so interesting and I was constantly trying to solve the murder mystery of who-done-it. Then...the ending hit and I was so bummed! Who ends a story sadly like that? I won't share the details, but dang. I like pleasant endings. Not sad ones! I knew that there was an unexpected twist at the end...but I thought it was who the killer was and not who got killed. No t ...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

Harrison Investigation (8 books)
  • Haunted (Harrison Investigation, #1)
  • Ghost Walk  (Harrison Investigation, #2)
  • The Vision (Harrison Investigation, #3)
  • The Seance (Harrison Investigation, #5)
  • The Death Dealer (Harrison Investigation, #6)
  • Unhallowed Ground (Harrison Investigation, #7)
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“Sometimes, when the sun is shining, it's daytime,"Robert snapped.
"And sometimes, when it's dark, it's because there's an eclispe,"Leslie snapped back.”
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