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The Unspoken by Heather Graham
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Jul 31, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery, earcs, ebook, urban-fantasy, supernatural, historical, contemporary
Read from July 03 to 06, 2012

Here I was, having just read THE UNHOLY, wondering why I'd never read a Heather Graham book before, and Netgalley gives me the opportunity to read another! We see some of the same characters from the Krewe working in the previous novel, and lo, a mummy in Chicago's lake with ties to the previous case! But new readers can jump right in. There are hints of what happened before, but I didn't feel like I would have been lost if I hadn't just read the previous book. Searching for a mummy (and a killer!) requires knowledge of SCUBA and other diving techniques, which Graham clearly has. Some of the information is probably simplified for readers, but it's not done in a way that made me feel dumb. As with THE UNHOLY, there are supernatural elements, but they don't overwhelm the story. There's still good old fashioned detective work to be done, and sometimes you might forget that some of the Krewe can talk to the dead. The romance in this one wasn't as strong as in the first, but I liked the leads' interaction. It's been a long time since I was in Chicago, but this book makes me want to go back--as long as there are no shipwrecked mummies!

Received as a digital ARC via Netgalley and the publisher.
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