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Heart of Evil

(Krewe of Hunters #2)

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3.99  ·  Rating details ·  5,920 ratings  ·  396 reviews
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 War. ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published June 28th 2011 by Mira Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Angela
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gotta love a Civil War re enactment at a Louisiana Plantation. And of course a MURDER
Carly - Resident Supergirl
So....


That was me during most...of this book, the first 50 pages are completely about a set up for a Civil War reenactment which was my first problem, I am definitely NOT into the Civil War era but trucked through in realizing a lot of this set up would lend itself because this is a mystery murder book after all right? It WILL get better, the first book was decent enough!



The book is just sooooo sloooow. I was very very close to DNFing it several times but what was holding me through is that I a
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Albert Riehle
Jul 27, 2014 rated it did not like it
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
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Keri
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Cyndi
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Ok, I have now read two books in this series in hopes that Heather can pull it out of the world of Lost Plots. But, no. Ashley is such a TSTL heroine that I kept kinda wishing the villain would just shoot her. At the beginning of the book she rushes into the old graveyard in her night gown to investigate what she thinks may be some teenage vandals. Yep, that stupid.
Then there is Jake whose personality has completely changed since the first book. Now he's in charge? He and Jackson seem to have
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Theresa
4 Stars... The second book in the "Krewe Hunters" series focuses on Jake Mallory who, along with his team, is called in to investigate a missing persons case causing him to be reunited with his soulmate, Ashley Donegal... The case quickly turns to a murder investigation, seeped in Civil War history, and ghostly presences begin to entwine themselves within this haunting mystery... Heather Graham provides a strong historical foundation within which she creates a twisting, turning "who done it" cas ...more
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I was able to get Phantom Evil,  the first book of this Krewe Of Hunters series from the Audible Romance package.  Heart of Evil was available with audio through Kindle Unlimited.  Both are set in New Orleans.   The first set up the world, this special FBI team and had the romance of the team leader, Jackson and Angela.

Heart of Evil is full of civil war reen
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Rebecca
May 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess)
If you like the Civil War, the history of New Orleans, ghosts, and romance, then read Heart of Evil by Heather Graham. I love history! I enjoyed the book because of the history. That is why I gave this book four stars. This is book two of the series. The books in the series do not have to be read in order. My biggest problem with this book is that there are too many characters. I understand that it is about a Civil War reenactment, but it would be better if the characters had names that were not ...more
T.J. Fox
Oct 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Compared to book one, I liked the story better in this book, but I liked the characters better in the first one. The characters here came across as rather flat.

I also had an issue (one of those must suspend disbelief kinds of things) with the fact that Jake, who previously was pretty much just a musician that also apparently helped to find people (unless I’m mistaken on that aspect), now is a full fledged FBI agent that knows all about protocols, procedure and apparently the knowledge to give a
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Valerie
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love this series. The twists and turns keep you guessing.
Lara
Feb 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was not as creepy as the first, though it had enough elements that it should have been. Perhaps it was because the heroine was so forgiving of obnoxious and stupid behavior. Or because she was TSTL at times. Or because so many of the suspects were not particularly likeable. Or because we got to see inside the villain's head. And that last is something I'm glad we had even though I normally don't care for it. If there hadn't been a POV from the villain, then the solution wouldn't have w ...more
⚜️Trea
I had a hard time with this book, and it really dragged on for me in spots. There was a very slow build-up thing going for most of the book, then it just seemed to rush to the ending! There was barely any romance between Jake and Ashley, and it really didn't feel like the team did much investigating! What saved the book for me was the historical aspect of it, as well as the ghostly interactions. The setting was very rich, and there were times when I actually felt as if I was wandering the planta ...more
Kristi
Nov 20, 2011 rated it liked it
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
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Julia
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
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
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Kmmoy
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody!
Shelves: audiobooks
Ugh. Horrible. Don't even know why I finished it. Probably because I was listening to it while doing fun stuff. Would not recommend. Very boring. I really didn't care what happened half way through the book.
Nancy Ellis
Oct 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Ghosts, haunted plantations, ghosts, Civil War reenactments, ghosts, murder, ghosts, romance, and did I mention....ghosts. Another fun read full of ghosts and murder as a reenactor is gruesomely murdered following an event at an allegedly haunted plantation home. The Krewe crew (sorry, couldn't resist) is called in to investigate the strange happenings, and naturally romance also follows. I'm finding this series more entertaining than some of the author's other series, so I'll undoubtedly read m ...more
Amanda Baer
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Again, I'm not disappointed!!! Now, onto book 3!!
Jessica
This was fairly entertaining, but not nearly as good as the first book in this series. This one also took place in Louisiana, but on a Civil War-era plantation. The story also focused on a different member of the Krewe of Hunters--Jake Mallory. The romance between him and his old flame Ashley Donegal makes up a significant part of this book--much to my disappointment, as I found their whole romantic conflict very unbelievable. (view spoiler) ...more
Fictional Bookshelf
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
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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 off...now she needs his help. Returnin
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Linda
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
...more
Erin
Jun 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: paranormal, beach
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."
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CD {Boulder Blvd}
Feb 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: s-bv-library
There were a lot of potential bad guys in the re-enactment characters and I had a hard time keeping them separate. They didn't really stand out so as I was reading I wasn't really pulled into trying to determine who was the guilty person like I normally do. I also wasn't pulled into the story during all the reenactment details.

I was also disappointed in the ending because the author relied on the "we don't know who the killer is" but let's put one of our characters by themselves so everything is
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Elvis
Oct 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
S. Rutherford
Dec 17, 2016 added it
Shelves: tossing
I tried. I really did. But the first chapter just didn't draw me in whatsoever. Not a good sign.

Tossing.
Jami Dutcher
Jul 20, 2016 rated it liked it
This book was just OK for me. It was a good story and it flowed fine but it wasn't something that I would read again or necessarily recommend. If you are a Heather Graham fan you will like it.
Abra
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was really disappointed with this book. I liked the first in the series, but this one really fell flat. It took way too long for the story to begin. I was over 25% in before the murder mystery finally started. The plot was very simplistic. Ashley and her grandpa run a B&B on their well preserved plantation. The murder happens just after the annual reenactment of a civil war skirmish that occurred on the property. One of the reenactors is missing and turns up dead the next day. Jake, our he ...more
Christy
This book was awesome and there was never a dull moment. Heather Graham is an excellent author. She kept me on the edge of seat and guessing up to when it was revealed who the killer was. I had guessed one person and they ended up murdered so was back at square one like the FBI and cops.

Ashley's helping put on a reenactment in a battle that happened during the Civil War at their family's plantation. The battle wasn't really part if the war itself though and for 150 yrs every one has rumored that
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Heather
May 18, 2018 rated it liked it
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 War.
Desperate for help traditional criminologists could never provide, plantation heiress Ashley Donegal turns to an elite team o
...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 29 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)
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