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Dying Breath

(Krewe of Hunters #21)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  2,687 ratings  ·  262 reviews
Buried alive...

As a teenager, Vickie Preston survived an attack by a serial killer. That was the first time she saw a ghost. Now the city of Boston is being terrorized--someone is kidnapping women and burying them alive, but cruelly leaving a glimmer of hope for the authorities by sending a clue about their location. Vickie is pulled into the investigation when her name i
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 30th 2017 by MIRA
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Sue She does explain the premise in each book and introduces new characters along with a couple of former characters. The early books really were much bet…moreShe does explain the premise in each book and introduces new characters along with a couple of former characters. The early books really were much better, though.(less)
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Linda Strong

Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense Available 5/30/17

The first time Vickie Preston saw a ghost was when she was 17. She was babysitting for her neighbors and a killer broke in with the intention of killing them both. The neighbors oldest son, Dylan, had died a year or so previously. He appeared and told her to get out ... actually saving their lives.

The man who tried to kill her was shot by a street cop and now resides behind bars for the rest of his life.

Seven years have passed and Special Age
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descriptionExcellent cover for this book. Great representation of the story. Excellent use of graphics. Interesting typography. That said, AGAIN the author's name should not overpower the title on a book cover, and this one does just that. So It loses a star for having one of my biggest pet peeves in cover creation history!description

descriptionIf I have said it once I have said it a million times I just LOVE this author's paranormal mystery books. I love the settings she chooses. I love the history she injects into the stori
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I love this author and I can't believe I've gotten so behind on her books. Dying Breath brought so much suspense and intrigue to the pages (to my ears?) and I was captivated from the very start. I love how much history was involved and all the clues that had me second guessing myself at every turn, it really made this book an enjoyable read.
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Almost eight years ago, then teen Vickie Preston was almost killed by a serial killer. It was the first time she saw a ghost. Vickie is a historian and author who also spends time with troubled youth. Special Agent Griffin Price is working the Undertaker case along with Andrew Jackson. Dubbed the Undertaker this serial killer buries his female victims alive and then leaves cryptic clues tied to the cities history to find them. Their newest clue directly mentions Vickie. Price immediately recogni ...more
Sherri Thacker
I believe this is the first book I’ve read by Heather Graham. This is not my normal type of book I read but I did find myself enjoying the story line and wanting to find out who committed these crimes throughout. It started off pretty intense just from the first few pages so it peaked my interest right away! All the way until the end, I had no idea who did all the killings! Pretty good suspense throughout!
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OK, it is a fact that I love ghosts, vampires and witches. Of course, what more can be expected from someone who can read and watch Harry Potter any number of times, I wonder?? In fact, I really have lost count of the no. of times I have watched all the 8 movies. Well, with view of that fact, it is surprising that I have not read many books by Heather Graham who has quite an impressive collection in this genre! I have probably only read a couple by the author and so when got a chance to check ou ...more
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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When she was seventeen years old, Vickie Preston survived an attack by a serial killer who had broken into the home where she was babysitting. She kept hearing noises in the house and chalked them up to her "nerves" and viewing too many horror films. Then a ghost (Dylan- the family's dead son)appeared and told her to get out of the house. She grabs Noah, the toddler she is babysitting, and runs out of the house and up to officer Price who saves their lives.

Years later she is drawn into a police
Alyson Kent
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
Probably my last Heather Graham book. If I were really ambitious, I would count the number of exclamation marks this book contained.
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
3.5 stars.

This time we are treated to the history of Boston. I guess it makes sense to ask the heroine Vickie for assistance as she knows Boston's history and she sees dead people. But I did find her a bit too pragmatic about everything.

Quite a few missed editing errors, but overall, another good installment for the series.
Feb 26, 2021 rated it liked it
Dying Breath is the first book in a long time in this series that did not follow the exact formula I have come to expect. That was an interesting twist and I am curious to see what that means for these characters. Are they going to continue in this series? Is there story finished? Hmmmm, curious. Anyhow, as far as the story goes it was a very interesting mix of paranormal and thriller. I thought the connection between the main characters was interesting and not what I had anticipated. Overall, i ...more
I just love this author, and the books get more suspenseful, with each new begins with Vickie babysitting for a neighbor, when she hears a noise in a locked house, but hadn't she,seen a side door open before the parents left, Something wasn't right, she could feel it; then a voice,said loud, and clear grab the baby and run now. Now !! ,She did with the killer behind her, next thing she dropped like the policeman said ,and she hear several shots. This book grabs you from page one, a ...more
Read this out of order for the Krewe of Hunter series.That’s because I stopped reading the series after a few books in, It seemed like all individual book plots were just repeats of one of the previous books with some supernatural stuff thrown in.

Perhaps because I’ve been away from this series, I could be more objective again. This book starts with a great hook: a babysitter, a baby that seems to see and hear something or someone that’s not visible, strange noises, and then a ghostly apparition
Clara Smith
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graham-krewe
Strong plot, interesting characters and fast action (and you learn about Boston history along the way).
Books and Spoons
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Rich in history and intriguing puzzles the Krewe of Hunters have a new case in their hands where the past collide with the present and changes the future of the main characters.
The murders and the kidnapped women's perplexing disappearances without any clues or evidence left behind can only be solved with the help of the ghosts and the knowledge of the history Vickie Preston has.
The prologue of the story had my heart pumping fast, and I was excited to see what the Krewe would have to face this
I'm addicted to Heather Graham's Krewe of Hunters books that involve a special team of FBI agents, the paranormal, some history, and romance. Dying Breath, set in Boston, is one of the best. It kept me anxious and turning pages the entire time I read it.

When Vickie Preston was in high school, she was babysitting when she was warned to get out of the house to save herself and Noah Ballantine, the baby. Vickie managed to get out just in time to evade a serial killer. It was the first time she was
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I took a break from this series for a couple of years because I really didn't enjoy the book that came before this one. However, I have been trying to read some of my older TBR books and this came up on the list. I'm glad I gave this series another chance. Dying Breath is the 21st book in the Krewe of Hunters series. I feel like it could definitely be read as a stand alone. Looking ahead, it also looks like this couple, Vickie and Griffin, feature prominently in the next two books as well. That
Kayla Hemmerle
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Krewe of Hunters are back!!! (Insert me screaming with excitement here) Seriously, this is probably my favorite all-time series. I just cannot get enough.

Our story starts with 17 year old Vickie Preston babysitting baby Noah for the Ballantine family. What Vickie doesn't know is that an escaped prison convict is hiding in the house. Until Dylan Ballantine gets her out of the house. But Dylan is a ghost...

This book will probably rank as one of my favorites from Heather Graham. It got my adren
Jun 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. About 7 years ago, Vickie Prescott was babysitting Noah Ballantine when an escaped convict broke into the home and almost killed her. She felt Noah's dead brother Dylan telling her to run out of the house and a policeman shot and captured the convict. That was her first time seeing a ghost but he visits her frequently over the years. Now, a killer named the Undertaker is kidnapping women and leaving them around the city of Boston in coffin like containers. The Undertaker leaves the po ...more
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seventeen-year-old Vickie Preston had survived an escaped serial killer from killing her and the toddler she was babysitting, Noah Ballantine, from bolting from the Ballantine house and running into policeman Griffin Price who shot the man. Now, years later, Griffin Price is now Special Agent for the FBI's special unit for paranormal investigators, the Krewe of Hunters. Vickie (now a historian and writer) and he shared past is connected to the threat that currently surrounds Boston. They are dra ...more
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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William Richardson
Excellent book, love her stories especially the Krewe of Hunters series. Being a true believer in ghost and loving history her stories are a great combination of both. I always look forward to he books.
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, romance
Excellent. Exactly what I wanted. No surprise villains. Not obvious. Fun
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful sequel. Daniels is amazing as always as narrator
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stars: 3 / 5
Recommendation: Yes, pick it up for a mystery involving paranormal elements, historical flair and the romantic side of the plot.

Dying Breath is the twenty first book in the Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham and published in May of 2017. The plot centers around Victoria "Vicki" Preston - working with a private charity called Grown Ups helping kids in foster care system - and Griffin Pryce - FBI Special Agent from The Krewe of Hunters. The plot is set in Boston, MA.

This book f
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! The Krewe Of Hunter's on called to help solve another case. This time there is a murderer on the loose who is burying women alive and sending letter's with clues to the police. Vickie Preston was a teenager when a serial killer came after her and was caught. Now years later she is called in to help the police try to figure out the riddles the killer is writing in hopes of saving another victim. Vickie knows her history and she also sees the dead. Special agent Griffin Price is b ...more
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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It’s true that some of us do see dead people. Or ghosts as these spirits of the once living are more often referred to. Not everyone who can see them really wants to, but the choice is really not up to us but to the ghosts who have something to say. Vickie learned this fact the hard way when the deceased brother of the toddler she was babysitting made his presence known during a frightening, almost deadly event. She and baby Noah had survived a serial killer’s intent
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Dying Breath” is a spine-tingling paranormal mystery with a dash of romance that opens when teenager Vickie Preston who’s being stalked by a serial killer while babysitting at the Ballantine’s house is warned by a ghost to flee. Saved by FBI Special Agent Griffin Pryce who was a Boston street cop at the time, years later they’re reunited, searching for the victims of the Undertaker who are abandoned in crypts or mausoleums; a cryptic note giving clues to where they’re buried.

As an historian Vic
Sue Lutz
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the Krewe of Hunters series and this was definitely one of the better ones. Teenage Vickie is babysitting Noah when an escaped convict breaks into the house with the intention of killing Vickie and Noah. They are saved by the ghost of Noah's deceased older brother Dylan. He warns Vickie of the danger and gets her out of the house. There is finally a cop around when you need one and young patrol officer, Griffin Pryce, stops the killer (with Dylan's help). This is Vickies first time seeing ...more
Danielle Urban
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Talk about a babysitting experience gone wrong...this young woman has had the scare of her life. Somehow, she hasn't let it traumatize her. A serial killer is leaving bodies in walls etc. and writing notes with hints for authorities. But now, the serial has placed the young babysitter's name inside the notes. Now, a lot older, Vickie, is both creeped out that her name is involved in the murder investigation and determined to help the FBI.

The Krewe of Hunters has a local agent the same man
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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)
  • Phantom Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #1)
  • Heart of Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #2)
  • 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)
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