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The Presence

(Harrison Investigation #2)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  2,799 ratings  ·  140 reviews
Revisit the misty hills of Scotland, where there might be ghosts and there’s certainly a killer, in this thrilling tale of romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham.

It seemed like the ultimate moneymaking plan—buy an ancient, run-down Scottish castle and turn it into a tourist destination. Toni Fraser and her friends intend to put on reenact
Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published August 1st 2018 by MIRA (first published August 25th 2004)
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Couple things that bothered me about this book. The author mostly wrote the book telling the point of view from the two love interests in this. But a few times the author gave a quick glimpse into the private conversation between a married couple that was part of the group of friends,and the private thoughts of the Scottish cousin to the main character, the weird little old man who lives in a cottage on the property that the castle is on, and the constable. The quick glimpse into these people's ...more
Apr 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed the Heather Graham books that I have read. They have a bit of mystery, a bit of the supernatural, a bit of suspense, and a bit of romance. I found in this one there were a lot of characters, and it was difficult to keep track of all of them (who was married to whom, etc) but I overall enjoyed the story and was pleasantly surprised at the end.
☆.。.:*・°☆Love2Read♡HEAs☆.。.:*・°☆ {Anne}
Rated 3.5

The second book was so much better than the first - thank goodness!

I still prefer her Krewe of Hunters series better, but this one was still good.
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reads
I don't know if I'm reading the same copy or not, but the italics are still in random places in the copy that I read this time if it's different. But great story, and how it's lightly connected to the Harrison Investigation series! How Darcy and Matt Stone are in this book, awesome!

*First read June 3rd, 2011*
This was a pretty good book, the only things that I didn't like is that it pretty much gave the bad guy away in the first bit, and that there were sometimes whole pages of italics where the
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Shawna Troyer
The weird, random italicizing throughout the book really irritated me.
Beth Lechman
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After starting this book and reading a bit I realized I had read this one before. As always Heather Graham writes a page turner well worth your time.
Nov 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5. I really enjoyed this book! I would have given it 4 stars, but the ending was what brought it down for me. I really liked the characters and setting though. The ending was a little rushed and I just though the killer's motive was kind of weak.
Feb 05, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Le sigh. Due to a total of two people feeling *hurt* due to a BOOK REVIEW, I've taken it down.

Get a grip people, recognize a little humor and please if you have time to get hurt over comments on a book, go outside and enjoy the day.
Danita Minnis
A nice murder mystery from Heather Graham. This one was just witchy enough to catch my attention - some good, scary moments.
Traci Vaughn
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the story. Now I want to go back to Scotland!
May 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stars: 3 / 5
Recommendation: A neat blend of history and paranormal folded with romance and murder is what we see with this plot.

The Presence is a paranormal novel by Heather Graham published in September of 2004. The central plot revolves around Antoinette "Toni" Fraser - a theater director and history re-enactment specialist - and Laird Bruce MacNiall - the current Laird of the ancient rundown castle in Scotland.

Toni Fraser and her band of friends rent a dilapidated castle in a remote village c
Jan 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
Disjointed melodrama. In an effort to keep the reader guessing and preserve the mystery the author left the characters vague and cartoonish. The female main character was appallingly weak and confused and after she jumped in bed with a stranger I lost respect and interest. The male main character got a bunch of random background stuff and ran around all angst filled when he wasn’t sleeping with the “crazy lady” he just met.
The setting was good.
The dialogue read like an old soap opera full of dra
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paperback-own
Heather Graham does an excellent job of misleading the reader as to the identity of the killer in her books. If you've read enough of her books, you know that surely it isn't someone that seems overtly suspicious via details shared in the book, but someone seemingly inconsequential (or close to it) but still relatively close to the center of the book. Knowing all of this, I feel that I should've figured out the killer sooner. Maybe I would have if I had tried really hard and put all of the clues ...more
Corale Faltynski
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Betty Lambert
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book. There is actually 2 things going on at the same time and they do tie into each other at the end. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down. A lot of suspense and some mythology involved as to so called "Ghosts" roaming around. A group of 6 people pooled their money and bought an old run down Scottish Castle, and then developed a play that centered on a ficticious Scottish laird and his so called life . They are doing very well, and then in walks a Scottish laird by the name of th ...more
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very good book and it kept my attention to the end. A group of fiends pooled their money and leased a small castle in Scotland in order to do historic tours along with live drama. Unfortunately, after sinking all their funds into this project, they found out that they had been scammed. When Laird MacNiall returned home unexpectedly, he discovered that there were people not only living but doing tours of his castle. Toni Fraser had written the play herself but she found out that her st ...more
Kristina Stancil
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heather Graham continues her stellar work by combining the paranormal with crime and historical fiction. She interweaves romance into this haunting tale with many twists and turns. She is fast overtaking Stephen King as my favorite author. I can honestly say that unlike with King, I have not found a Graham novel that I have not liked.
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it.

I loved the Scotish setting and the ghost of Laird Mac Niall . Tori and her group were a perfect combination to interupt Laird Bruce's life. I am into the next and hope to see more of Adam Harrison in the next book. Darcy and Matt appear in this one.
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Loved the way the story came together with the Lairds resembling each other right down to the horse they ride
Wayne Kearney
Well written with unnecessary sex. Typical of a romance. But enjoyable for the most part.
Christine Verstraete
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Enjoyed it. Was intrigued to see it's part of another series linked to the Krewe of Hunters which I love, so will be looking for more of these to read.
Nancy Jones
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it
Veronica Lindsey
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun paranormal, romance, murder mystery.
Mary Beth
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Scottish background, good storyline, good characters.
Felt like a slow jog.. then a sprint.
Lucie Doucet
Just a wee bit more than a Harlequin romance
Missi Teer
This was really a good read. I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline, mixing the supernatural with the present day situation of the characters in a Scottish castle.
Jul 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
3.5 stars
M Enox
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the book! Makes me want to read more by this author.
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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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Harrison Investigation (7 books)
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  • Ghost Walk  (Harrison Investigation, #2)
  • The Vision (Harrison Investigation, #3)
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