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The Betrayed

(Krewe of Hunters #14)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  2,649 ratings  ·  212 reviews

Sleepy Hollow isn't so sleepy anymore...

One night, New York FBI agent Aiden Mahoney receives a visitor in a dream--an old friend named Richard Highsmith. The very next day he's sent to Sleepy Hollow because Richard's gone missing there.

Maureen--Mo--Deauville now lives in the historic town and works with her dog, Rollo, to search for missing people. Sh
Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 30th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA
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Jun 27, 2014 rated it liked it
The mystery aspect was solid, and Graham weaved in ghostly aspirations to assist us. Aiden struggles accepting his abilities, and we see growth in him as his friendship with Maureen “Mo” grows. The romance was very low-key, but you felt the attraction. My only complaint would be I wanted more of a buildup, and a little heat exchanged throughout the plot. Most of the romantic elements took place at the end of the novel. Since, the murders were so captivating it didn’t detract from my overall enjo ...more
Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}
3.5 Stars

I liked this story quite a bit, but I do have to admit that they can get a bit predictable.

The story begins with the beheading of two people; so its gruesome right from the start. Mo is bright in with her Wolfhound dog Rolo to help search for the bodies, as the heads have already been located (atop Headless Horsemen effigies). Aiden is brought in to assist in finding the killer. He is the newest recruit for the Krewe of Hunters but he doesn't understand why he has been picked by the tea
Judy D Collins
A special thank you to Harlequin MIRA and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

THE BETRAYED, by Heather Graham (Krewe of Hunters #14) a compelling supernatural mystery thriller, which takes place in the towns of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, New York, the site of Washington Irving’s LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW.

New York FBI agent Aiden Mahoney dreams (a voice) of an old friend Richard and the next day he reads in The Times, “Highsmith Missing”. Aiden has been working as an FBI field
Mishelle Guess
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
I hate that I didn't like this book. I always look forward to the Krewe Series, & preorder. They are always at least four star books to me. I just couldn't get into this one. The hero was so flat. He is part of the Krewe group and was once able to talk to the dead but after a bad experience, he decides to ignore that side of himself. Well then why the heck did he join that group?!?! That's what they are all about!!! He was stand offish with the h until about 60% of the book. He was kind of a but ...more
This book had good mystery elements to it, as well as paranormal ghost aspects. Mo, and her dog Rollo. have a way of finding lost, missing, injured, and sometimes the dead. October is in high swing in Sleepy Hollow, when an important political figure goes missing. His head is found on a headless decoration. Aiden is new to the FBI Paranormal Investigating team, and not comfortable with his ability to see the dead. Mo also has the same ability. The only clue they have is a matchbox cover that has ...more
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved this. In true Heather Graham fashion it was action packed, thrilling and full of suspense. I was not disappointed and enjoyed every minute of this roller coaster ride. The paranormal aspect was an added layer both beautiful and thrilling.
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In tiny Sleepy Hollow, New York, the main attractions are the Headless Horseman and his author, Washington Irving. When a psychopathic killer determines to mock the Headless Horseman legend in brutal and gruesome ways, it's up to the FBI Krewe of Hunters to search out and stop the killer. A new member, a childhood friend of one of the first victims, has been personally summoned by that victim's spirit [though he doesn't believe it].

As usual, author Heather Graham Krewe of Hunt
Sam Jones
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book. It was an easy, enjoyable read with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing.
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
I requested this title from NetGalley while I was still reading the last book in the Krewe of Hunters series because Sleepy Hollow is a neat little place and I really enjoyed THE HEXED. If this book was anything like that one then I’d probably enjoy it too. It’s a fair enough assumption, I think.

Except THE BETRAYED didn’t really live up to the last book’s standards, in my opinion. While Graham’s pretty much mastered setting and Sleepy Hollow and the surrounding area were their own characters wit
Nov 07, 2014 added it
This is my second full length novel by Heather Graham as well as my second in her Krewe Hunters series (the 14th book in the actual series), and I have to say I liked it even more than The Hexed, which I read in August. And what a perfect way to open October, I might add, given the setting of Sleepy Hollow.

FBI agent Aiden Mahoney is new to the Krewe Hunter team and is not sure why he was selected for such an elite unit, one that is known for dealing with "weird" cases--or more simply put, the pa
Shelbie  Knight
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
**I was provided a complimentary copy of The Betrayed in exchange for my honest review.**

I will start by stating that this is the first novel I have read by Heather Graham. I have no experience with any others in the series, or any of her other work, so this is a first for me, all ways around.

It was instantly apparent that Graham’s had mastered her setting and the characters within the her story, as they were all so vivid and clear, but still, I felt that the interactions of the protagonists was
Dec 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Stars: 3.5 / 5
Recommendation: Yes, pick it up for a mystery involving paranormal elements, historical flair and the romantic side of the plot.

The Betrayed is the fourteenth book in the Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham and published in September of 2014. The plot is centered around Aiden Mahoney - the new recruit to the Krewe of Hunters - and Maureen "Mo" Deauville - search and rescuer who searches for people with help of her dog, Rollo. The plot is set in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown cit
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another great Krewe of Hunters mystery by one of my favorite authors! Her books never disappoint for a good solid read, and this one was no exception!

"They got me, my old friend. They got me." These are the words FBI agent and recent addition to the Krewe of Hunters Aiden Mahoney wakes up to, followed shortly by a phone call sending him to investigate his old friend Richard Highsmith's death. Richard's decapitated head has been found in the town of Sleepy Hollow by Maureen Deauville and her sear
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Aug 03, 2014 added it
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"Intelligent police work and a crafty killer ramp up the suspense level on this one, keeping readers rapt until the big reveal at the end. The addition of new branch offices in New York helps keep the story fresh and exciting, adding new locales to visit and more historical legends to explore; the elements of Washington Irving’s Sleepy Hollow lend a haunting quality to a string of modern murders. While this couple starts off at odds, their shared ability to see the dead gives them a commonality ...more
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Aiden and Mo make an interesting pair, but unfortunately it takes a long time for the two of them to connect. Aiden struggles with his abilities, and as thus he makes an intriguing character. The murder mysteries are good too, and as usual, Graham crafts an engaging paranormal mystery. Unfortunately I found it difficult to connect with Aiden and Mo – although interesting, they were also somewhat obnoxious and I doubt
The Krewe books are always a great read. This one however, fell a little flat to me.

I had trouble warming up to Aiden. A new twist on an agent who is not admitting to himself he can talk to the dead. I really liked Mo & Rollo though.

The mystery was pretty good. I loved the incorporation of the headless horseman and Sleepy Hollow setting.

Aiden is a new hire to Logan's krewe. It was nice having Logan, Sloan, Jane, and Will working as a team again.
Jul 08, 2014 marked it as to-read
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I didn't realize this was part of a series before I started it. I will hold it until I read the first books. ...more
Nov 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Enjoyable paranormal murder mystery! The story blurb caught my interest. The headless horseman! Story takes place in Sleepy Hollow. I couldn't figure out who did it until the end! ...more
Arlene Morrell
Jul 12, 2015 rated it liked it
The author did a great job of putting you right into the book. The mystery kept me guessing and I did enjoy this book.
Danielle Urban
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Betrayed by Heather Graham is another brilliant story by this talented writer. The book drives fast to the gruesome murders. The Krewe of Hunters are sent in and the mystery of who and why behind the deadly headless bodies found around town begins. A town of sleepy hollow is no longer a quiet sleepy town. Someone is insistent on making it into a madhouse of fear, death, and mystery. When one victim is found, the killer already has the next one. So many suspects...and so little time.

This tale is
Jo Stevens
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Jan 19, 2021 rated it liked it
This book was okay, although it suffered from a lack of editorial and typecaster finesse. Many places had stutter-stop sentences with excess words which confused the mind.

In addition, I realized several chapters in that it was a Harlequin romance, although lighter on the boy-gets-girl angle than many in that genre.

This book dealt with an FBI agent who denied that he had any psychic abilities, a volunteer with the local police who was known to find people, and several strange deaths.

I will star
Judy Hall
FBI Agent Aiden Mahoney has not met even one member of his new unit, known around the Bureau as the Krewe of Hunters, when an old friend appears to him during the night to say "they got me". Once Aiden saw ghosts, but not in a long time. However he knows what the visitation means and learns that his friend, a candidate for Mayor of New York, has disappeared in Sleepy Hollow. As he is traveling there, Maureen Deauville and her Search and Rescue dog find the candidates head. Soon another body is f ...more
This installment of the Krewe of Hunters was set in Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown, New York. I really liked this setting. Heather Graham worked in interesting local information, as usual, and I liked the heroine's canine sidekick. The romance in this one is a little more toned down compared to the rest of the series -- while there's definitely sparks between Mo and Aidan, they don't officially get together until practically the end of the book. So, the focus is almost entirely on the mystery itself. ( ...more
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Definitely need to read slowly in order to grasp all the information presented.

When the third body showed up they anticipated it will be apart of another Headless Horseman display. But I thought the police removed or ordered the removal of all displays? Maybe it was just the two that were crime scenes before were removed... either way slightly confusing, but not a loss

Graham has been withholding on the hook up and falling in love details more into the late half of the book with is a different a
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Talk about a fun and creative read! This series as a whole is creative and takes a fun look into ghosts and our 6th sense through the lens of history and crime. Well HG added to that with a fun mix of literature and I loved that this story took place in Sleepy Hollow, that there was a mix of old and new residents and FBI agents and that there was a rescue dog🙌🏻 Great story line and well developed characters. This is the first in the series that I had not figured out all of the bad or villainous ...more
Crystal Marcela
Jun 19, 2020 rated it did not like it
This one was so BAD! It was basically the same as The Hex. The main woman aka damsel in distress is the one who can see the ghost. The main FBI cannot. He has "lost' his way and only she can help him - eye roll. Anyways just like Hex, she lives in the woods alone and has ghosts who come visit her. She is also asked to cover for someone who can't work at the tourist attraction, just the other book with the boat. It always amazes me how this all takes place in like a week and this is long enough f ...more
Deborah Yunevich
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an unusual way to incorporate history of the area with the paranormal. When a head is found on a Headless Horseman display, the FBI (the Krewe Hunters) come to town. Mo and her dog Rollo have helped to find missing people for years. She has a gift which she is quiet about but uses to help people. Aidan is FBI, newly assigned to the Krewe and denies his gift.

There are twists and turns and a murderer no one would expect. The ghosts are interesting characters and help develop the romance betw
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story tells the tale of the Headless Horseman and Sleepy Hollow. FBI Agent Aiden Mahoney heard his best friend's voice in the middle of the night and knew something had happened to him. When he and his fellow Krewe hunters showed up in Sleepy Hollow close to Halloween they discovered gruesome murders that shook the whole community. Fortunately Maureen Deauville and her dog Rollo helped solve who was behind the killings but not before she lost a few friends. Good storyline. ...more
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Betrayed by Greed

Once again 5 gold stars plus 1 million more. The Betrayed was a look t what greed is really like and how a Brave / Traitor Ancestor was hanged and his Women he loved killed to save their daughter only to have the family line be brought to an end by people who wanted what was buried with the dead daughter. But in the end life goes on and their is a happy ever after after all.
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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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Krewe of Hunters (1 - 10 of 36 books)
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