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Nightwalker by Heather Graham
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Jan 26, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: ccclib, 2010, thriller, pick-a-shelf, borrowed
Recommended to Lyn (Readinghearts) by: Novel Ladies
Recommended for: paranormal mystery, mystery,
Read from January 22 to 25, 2010 , read count: once

The term Nightwalker is a Native American word for people who can see and talk to ghosts. The protagonist in this book, Dillon Wolf, is a Paiute who works for a company that solves mysteries where ghosts are expected to be playing a part. In fact, his sidekick, Ringo Murphy, is a ghost. Dillon and Ringo currently find themselves in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are sent there to work on a case which includes protecting a casino owner. They end up protecting a beautiful single woman who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, when the casino owner's bodyguard is murdered and dies right on top of her. As the story unfolds, you find that circumstances and characters are more connected than they first seem to be, and Dillon and Ringo are really charged with solving a 100 year old mystery.

This is my first book by Heather Graham, but I will probably be reading more. The story and characters are endearing. Early on I was routing for Jessy and Dillon. I particularly liked the way that Jessy came to terms with her Native American roots, and really enjoyed her grandfather Timothy. Although the story seemed a little formulaic, I was surprised by the ending and never figured out who the actual bad guy was until the author revealed it. That, and the way that the author tied everything together at the end, were great and really added to my enjoyment of the book.

In the end, this book had everything. A good story line, characters that you could get behind, a 100 year old mystery, a little paranormal presence, a little romance, and some surprises at the end.
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message 3: by Suzanne (new) - added it

Suzanne Lyn have you ever read anything by Tony Hillerman??
His books center around Native American subjects in New Mexico and Arizona.
I think that you might like him!

Lyn (Readinghearts) No I haven's Suzanne, but I do have a couple of his books on my TBR. I will have to bump one up. They look good!

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Suzanne They really are!!!

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