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Modern-day pirates and a sunken ship full of treasure figure in this New York Times bestselling island adventure, as two strangers team up to explore the darker side of paradise.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 20th 2007 by Mira (first published December 1st 2005)
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Miriam
Jul 16, 2013 Miriam rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: waiting rooms, travel
Shelves: mystery
This is an all right light read if one can get past the fact that the "suspense" plot is predicated on almost all the characters being utter morons. The heroine, Beth, was okay, but everyone else seemed so dumb and one-dimensional I just couldn't believe they were real. The story opens with Beth and her brother Ben camping on a small island with his daughter Amber and her best friend Kim. Beth and the two girls are walking and stumble over a skull. Immediately a muscular stranger appears and sta ...more
Linda
Sep 02, 2011 Linda rated it did not like it
The Island>/i> opens with a mystery: did Beth and her niece stumble upon a human skull while camping on a remote island? But it rapidly becomes just another typical romance novel. Beautiful Beth meets hunky Keith, and immediately feels that there's something suspicious about him. He can't say or do anything right in her eyes. No one believes her tale about the skull, but when she returns home and resumes her job as social director at the yacht club, Beth is compelled to discover whether th ...more
Chibineko
Oct 29, 2010 Chibineko rated it it was ok
I will warn you ahead of time. This wasn't Graham's strongest book, not by a long shot. In fact, I would say that it is one of the weakest books she's put out so far. Even so, it's not bad for a fluff read.

The story begins with Beth & her family going to nearby Calliope Island for a weekend camping trip. From there she finds a skull, meets a hottie, loses a skull & gains a huge mystery. Unfortunately for the hottie, Beth is uber-suspicious of him from the start- something that puts a cr
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Hobby

Thought : mmm...entah karena terjemahan atau memang ceritanya rada mbulet (berputar-putar kyk gasing)

Books “PEMBUNUHAN DI CALLIOPE KEY”
Judul Asli : THE ISLAND
Copyright 2006 Heather Graham
Penerbit VioletBooks
Alih Bahasa : Theresia Arie P.
Editor : Mira Raimayati, Anna Erwina Dewi
Lay-out : Budi Triyanto
Cetakan I : 2010 ; ISBN 978-979-0813-526
Rate : 2.5 of 5
Setelah menyelesaikan ‘The Last Noel’ diriku langsung berlanjut dengan ‘The Island’ yang premisnya menjanjikan petualangan menegangkan serta mi
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Carl Alves
Jan 23, 2013 Carl Alves rated it it was ok
In The Island Beth Anderson goes on a trip to a remote island near Florida with her brother and her nephew. She finds a skull there and gets all freaked out, recalling a story about a missing couple. This leads her to investigate the situation in what turns out to be a convoluted mystery.

The Island is a very flawed novel. For one thing, none of the characters are all that interesting, and it's hard to care about them, in particular the love interest that Beth develops with the mysterious manly m
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Cori Beasley
Heather Graham is one of my favorite authors, but I have to say this was not one of my favorite novels by her. The story did not immediately catch my attention like her other novels do.

It was a little slow at the beginning even with Beth’s discovery of the skull in the first chapter. The story kept getting bogged down with the suspicions from Beth and the doubts about Beth’s story from the other characters. It took me 2 days just to get through half of the book because I was so bored with all th
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Daniel Rudge
Jan 20, 2016 Daniel Rudge rated it it was ok
An unlikeable heroin, poor plot pacing and too much of unnecessary secrecy sabotage what could have been a great mystery/thriller in Heather Graham's The Island. Beth Anderson's character was just too unraveled to be of much interest (her early uncertainty even leads to some very choppy prose) and her steamy romance with Keith Henson seemed, to a male anyway, as incomprehensible. The plot raced off at the beginning, seemed to slow to a crawl throughout most of the rest of the story and the was e ...more
 Olivermagnus
Apr 24, 2016 Olivermagnus rated it did not like it
I have no one to blame for reading this but myself. I noticed it would fulfill two of my challenges so I thought, what the heck, I read Heather Graham many years ago and she's not too bad. She's not bad, but this book was simply awful. The basic premise of the story is that our heroine, Beth Anderson, is on a boating weekend with her niece, brother and her niece's friend. They have traveled out to Calliope Key where they have camped and explored before. Before long they are joined by strangers, ...more
Gwen
Sep 06, 2014 Gwen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
C’est le livre même pour lequel il ne fait pas s’arrêter à sa couverture et ou quatrième de couverture. En lisant la quatrième de couverture, j’avais un peu de ne pas aimer le livre et l’histoire et bien j’ai été surprise d’apprécier ce livre.
Encore une fois Heather Graham a su montrer qu’elle excelle dans ce genre.
Bien que l’intrigue ne soit pas des plus originale, l’auteur m’a donné envie de tourner les pages et de connaître la fin de l’histoire.
J’ai beaucoup aimé l’héroïne, notamment lorsqu’e
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Sandi Willis
Feb 28, 2015 Sandi Willis rated it really liked it
Another good story from Heather Graham! Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time! Beth Anderson, her brother (Ben Anderson), her niece (Amber) and her niece's friend (Kim) just wanted to go exploring on the island where they were camping for the weekend. The island outside the Florida Keys, seems to be getting crowded with too many people and when Beth finds a skull she starts a terrible mess because she won't let go and leave others to do their jobs. There were some tense moments i ...more
Shelley Renee
Jul 20, 2014 Shelley Renee rated it did not like it
I didn't expect much from this book - just a suspenseful, light summer mystery read. But the writing is so offputting and the "mystery" is so boring that it's not even that. One-third of the way through the book, nothing much has even happened yet - except for the Harlequin Romance novel style romance and sex scenes between the two main characters, which are almost painful to read they are so full of cliches and the type of descriptions found in novels with barechested men. It's a pretty ridicul ...more
Cori Beasley
Mar 19, 2016 Cori Beasley rated it liked it
Heather Graham is one of my favorite authors, but I have to say this was not one of my favorite novels by her. The story did not immediately catch my attention like her other novels do.

It was a little slow at the beginning even with Beth’s discovery of the skull in the first chapter. The story kept getting bogged down with the suspicions from Beth and the doubts about Beth’s story from the other characters. It took me 2 days just to get through half of the book because I was so bored with all th
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Cheryl A
Jun 05, 2012 Cheryl A rated it did not like it
Shelves: chick-lit
Beth Anderson is on vacation on a small island off the Florida coast when she stumbles across a skull on the beach. There are a number of other people on the island, a popular boating destination, including her brother Ben, niece Amber and her friend Kim, a young couple, three guys in a fancy yacht and an adult family from the yacht club where Beth works. When she returns to the beach to check out her discovery, the skull is gone and she feels that there is someone following her around the islan ...more
Angela
Jun 19, 2013 Angela rated it it was amazing
Beth is on a weekend vacation with her brother, her niece, and her niece's friend. Beth is glad to just get away and relax on the island they go to, but when she stumbles upon a skull in the sand Beth's relaxation turns to worry, terror, and stress. She hides it again to look at without the girls by her and also from the mysterious man that just appeared on the beach where they were. Who is this guy anyway and where did he come from? Beth questions the man even more when she goes back to the spo ...more
Debi
Aug 13, 2009 Debi rated it really liked it
This is not one of her Paranormal books..it is just a Romance/Suspense.
So far this is my Favorite from Heather Graham without any paranormal stuff. I could hardly put this book down..smiles.

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It starts out as a weekend getaway with Beth, her brother, niece and nieces best friend on this small Island not to far from South Florida. Beth takes a stroll with her niece and nieces bf and Beth finds a human skull and covers it up and leaves it there for now because she doesn't w
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Kimberly
Sep 23, 2011 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good book... It seems like I can not figure out the mystery of Graham's books and I love that... I will say, this was not my favorite of the books of hers I have read but I did enjoy it a lot. Beth gets wrapped up in a mystery and becomes the target of killers. Keith is hiding who he really is and what he does for a living, yet they some how fall for each other. Beth wants to be strong and if it was just her she would be but her family ends up being threatened as well and she will do what ...more
Charity
Jan 29, 2016 Charity rated it liked it
This was a decent read, but there are other Heather Graham Books that I liked more. The whole missing skull thing kinda got on my nerves after a while. I just wanted someone to find that dang skull!! But other than that, I did find it to be a murder mystery that I had a hard time figuring out whodunit. A good read for a rainy Sunday:-)
Bobbie
May 11, 2015 Bobbie rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Loved the setting. Loved the mystery. Loved the romance, although I don't go looking for that in a book. Only quibbles were that the heroine could be really stupid, her niece was very annoying at end, some situations hard to believe, but overall I would definitely try another one from this author.
Derrick
Jul 28, 2008 Derrick rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook, mystery, 2008
To start out I listened to this book on CD during a drive for vacation over the weekend. It made the drive amazingly fast. It was a great book that I almost drove for another 2 hours (which is about how much of the book I had left to listen to) just so I could finish the book. I was ready for the drive back home only so I could book the book back on and learn the ending. I fought over my thoughts many times exactly what I though the ending would be but I think I had it figured out, kind of, befo ...more
Allen G.
May 11, 2016 Allen G. rated it it was amazing
This book was great! I think Heather Graham is one of my new favorite authors!!! Her books seen to contain a little bit of every genre in them; I live that! This book was full of mystery and suspense. Give it a read!
Pammy
Mar 23, 2015 Pammy rated it did not like it
Ok so I do love Heather Graham, and this is the only book you'll see me saying this, but this book could not keep my interest. I got super bored and just couldn't keep at it. I didn't like the characters either.
Bill Donhiser
Feb 02, 2014 Bill Donhiser rated it it was ok
This book was given to me and I got about what I paid for it. It is a romance/suspense novel with mediocre characters and a so-so plot. OK for a light read I am not likely to put more of her books on my must read list. Not my favorite genre but passable
Anita
Aug 29, 2013 Anita rated it liked it
Shelves: romantic-supense
She mostly writes paranormal and I am just not a big fan of that genre. Some of the other reviews say this is not Heather Graham's best book but this is the first book I've read by her and it was long, drawn out, boring and the main character, Beth, was so much a worry wart it gyrated on my nerves. Keith was a real mystery man, but I figured it all out before the end.

The mystery starts when Beth finds a skull on an island during a weekend camping trip with her family. All the folks they meet on
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Liz
Jan 16, 2008 Liz rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
My favorite thing about "The Island" is that there were so many different possibilites for who the murder could be and they all really had motive and it kept me guessing. I rarely figure out who the murderer will be with her books in advance because she gives you so many possibilities. I am a sucker for Heather Graham books even though they are so not my type of book. They are "romance", but also mystery books and I love her mysteries so I continue to read them and then skip over the pages of th ...more
Kelly
Aug 11, 2011 Kelly rated it really liked it
This is my second Heather Graham book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a nice break from YA, which is what I read most often. The book is called "The Island", however only the first part of the book actually takes place on the island. The rest is on a fancy private seaside resort, and this is where the magic/mystery really happens. I really enjoyed the descriptions of the places near the sea and the boats. In the heat of the summer, 106 here, it was really nice to imagine relaxing in the wate ...more
Jodi
May 14, 2016 Jodi rated it liked it
I was a little disappointed with this book. I was expecting a much more suspenseful story, yet this novel seemed rather slow and redundant considering it was a mystery. I think I've gotten used to the fast pace suspense/thrillers of James Patterson and Dean Koontz. I was also very surprised at a couple of very inappropriate scenes going into WAY too much intimacy. Don't get me wrong--the storyline was an intriguing concept and I enjoyed this book to a degree, but it just wasn't written in a way ...more
Jennifer
May 11, 2014 Jennifer rated it liked it
Recommended to Jennifer by: Gail Burke
Shelves: mystery, murder
No ghosties in this Heather Graham novel - just bad guys who act like good guys. Another novel set in Florida, but this one seemed to drag a bit. I always enjoy the Florida scenery, but this one seemed to go on for a bit too long.
Danielle
May 18, 2016 Danielle rated it liked it
I'm not a big fan of romance novels, and this leaned a bit in that direction. There was a lot of mystery and it was an interesting story, but just didn't grab me.
christine kin
Mar 19, 2014 christine kin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edge of seat story.

it kept you guessing who was the killer and who was stalking Beth.. I loved the story between Beth and Keith.
Tiffany Hill
wish there was a little more mystery behind this... I feel like we just were given information and didn't really have to trh and figure anything out
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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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