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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  245 ratings  ·  160 reviews
Some things you can’t forget.

A body hanging from the infamous History Tree unraveled their teenage love. Now Maura Antrim is again tangled up with Brock McGovern. Twelve years later, they’re back where that murder occurred—where Brock had been arrested and then released, where Maura had run, too scared to stand by his side. But with two women missing, and Brock now an FBI
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Published August 20th 2019 by Harlequin Intrigue (first published August 8th 2019)
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Linda Strong
May 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley-2019

Heather Graham is a fantastic author. I've read a lot of her books and been very satisfied with the writing, the story telling, the characters. This one, however, was below her usual standards.

Maura and Brock were high school sweethearts years ago, A woman had been murdered, Brock was arrested and then released, and Maura left town, too scared to stand up for him.

Today ... two women are missing. Brock is now an FBI Agent and he and Maura are now in the same place at the same time. Both are them
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Tangled Threat by Heather Graham

Harlequin Intrigue series book.
Fast paced, stories of ghosts in Florida, mystery.
Lovers reunited. Maura and Brock. Turns out he did try to contact her but her parents interfered. Twelve years later they finds themselves together with the same feelings.
Tame on the sizzle scale. Sex scenes are about three sentences long with no real heat.
The mystery of women disappearing has depth with plenty of suspects.
A bit rushed at the end where explanations occur in the epil
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Anna
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thanks to author for providing this copy through Netgalley.
It was new author for me and I will look forward for more books from her.
This book needed to be read in a proper mood or if you are very interested in history of USA, you like some ancient storytelling, some mystic and suspense. There was a bit of second chance romance as well. Sex scenes were written elegantly, there is no any descriptive sex.
Although main characters were separated by parents of heroine, both weren't celibate. Although
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Melanie
Tangled Threat was a quick read with a second chance at love romance and an intriguing mystery.

Maura Antrim and Brock McGovern were blissfully in the throes of new love when the couple was torn apart by a murder at the infamous History Tree located at the resort where the pair worked. After Brock was arrested in connection with the murder, Maura’s parents whisked her away before they had a chance to talk after Brock was released as innocent the next day. Now an FBI agent, Brock returns to Florid
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Sherry Fundin
FBI agent Brock McGovern is going back to a place that holds bad memories. He had been arrested for murder and his young love had been swept away.

Three women are missing and it is his job to find out why. Is there a curse waiting to deal him a dose of justice….or a murderer waiting to be caught?

The History Tree…I love trees. I don’t know why, but anything about them makes me curious and a tree with a cursed history…well, I gotta know.

This is a convoluted mystery that spans decades. All the playe
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Doris
Jun 02, 2019 rated it liked it
I had to take a few before I sat down and wrote this review. First I want to say that Heather Graham is one of my all time favorite authors. I have read pretty much everything that she has written both with her true name and the others she sometimes goes by. Her 'Alliance Vampire' series is one of the best paranormal reads out there and then of course her Krewe of Hunters. I have even read some of her historical books.
'Tangle Threat' was a bit difficult for me. The story itself was good and i
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Morgan S
May 31, 2019 rated it did not like it
Tangled Threat is a book with a really cool premise and an execution that didn’t quite get there. I love the idea two people with history as teenagers brought back together by a crime with eerily similar circumstances as the one that initially tore them apart, especially when one of them is now an FBI agent. I will say that it was a very quick read, so that was enjoyable. My problem is that the leads in this book have little to no chemistry! Their first real conversation takes place almost halfw ...more
Laurie Tell
I used to read all of the books by this author, so I was really happy to receive an ARC from net galley. I found a few hours of free time, settled back to read...And was totally disappointed.

I don't know if I've grown out of this type of book, or The author has changed, but I was bored. Yes, bored. Romance, mystery, ghosts...what's not to love? The answer...the writing. There seemed to be a lot of rambling. And i did not feel like I was immersed in the story. I was not drawn in. And the romance
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Joyce
Synopsis:
Twelve years after a horrific murder, a killer reemerges on the secluded grounds of a vacation resort. Strangely enough, all the same payers are back in town, including Maura Antrim and Brock McGovern. A teenaged couple when the original murder happened, Maura (a renown videographer) and Brock (an FBI agent), are thrown back to together to with this new rash of crimes. They quickly find that all the denied emotions of the past have not faded. In a race to find two missing women and solv
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Sarah
4 Stars

Its no secret that I am a big fan of Heather Graham, so when I was approved for this book on NetGalley, I was beyond thrilled. I know what to expect with a book by this author and I am here to tell you that I wasn’t disappointed.

The story begins years before, when Maura and Brock are teenagers and working as guides at a vacation resort in Florida. That night both of their lives change forever when the body of a woman, a co-worker not liked by many, was found hanging dead from the History
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Jessica Figueroa
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Maura and Brock had a thing in the past that was until a body was found handing and Brock was blamed for the death. Its been years and now Brock is an FBI agent, and Maura is around to help him solve the case on the missing women that seems to have ties to the past.

If you like a good mystery novel with some romance you'll like this book. I loved following along with the characters getting to know them and seeing as they piece together the mystery that is happening. This isn't a book that can eas
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Ann Lorz
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

I will admit that for me reading Heather Graham is always a comfort read. I get into her right away and she can keep me with the story. I love that in the books I read. I will tell you that I haven't read one of her Harlequin Intrigue's in forever. Heck, I haven't read any of those in a long time.

More often than not I just love her books but this one was 50/50 for me. This is a good, well-written story that didn't
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J_Mc 251
This book started out with an interesting concept. I liked the Florida lore, and how there was a parallel between what happened in the past and what was happening in the present. I also like how the author brought the characters back to the “scene of the crime,” albeit in different positions, 12 years after the fact. There were definite bones of a good story here (no pun intended). Unfortunately, the plot wandered about 2/3 of the way through, with the introduction of a strange piece of lore, a ...more
Amanda
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a fun second chance romance. It was a quick read, but the story wasn’t rushed. The mystery aspect was very good and the twist was perfect!
Claire Scott
May 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to enjoy this book, the blurb grabbed my attention but the authors writing style really let it down. It was hard to follow who was saying what, and it tended to ramble on. I found it quite boring at times and struggled to finish it
Laurie Franco
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While the story was a good one, with a fabulous cast of well developed characters and a very engaging plot, the identity of the killer (at least ONE of them) was so insanely obvious and it frustrated me to no end that it wasn’t clear to the ones investigating the disappearances. Overall this was a great book, I just wish there were a few more plot twists to it that made it less predictable.
Susan
Terrific book that sucked me in right from the start. It began with a prologue when Maura and Brock were eighteen-year-olds working at a local resort. They were in love and had plans for the future. But the horrific sight of a body hanging from the notorious History Tree, and Brock's subsequent arrest as a person of interest, derailed their plans. Even though he was released almost immediately, Maura's parents had taken her away. Now Maura is back at the resort filming videos and fighting the me ...more
Toni
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a lot shorter than some of Heather Graham’s other works, but it is just as good. It is published under the Harlequin Intrigue line of books.

Maura Antrim and Brock McGovern work at a historical place where a lot of death has occurred around an ancient tree that intertwined with a palm tree. They call it the History Tree, although it is whispered it is the Terror Tree. People have been found dead around it or went missing after visiting it. During a tour where Maura and Brock lead a b
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Sarah
Aug 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars - I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

This is a slightly spooky murder mystery and second chance romance. Ten years ago, Maura and Brock were witnesses to a grisly murder at a Florida resort. Now they’re back at the resort and Brock has to solve a new murder and a string of disappearing women that may be linked.

As a murder mystery, this resembles a classic Agatha Christie or Sherlock Holmes story more than it does most modern crime thrillers. The suspe
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Felice Foster
The premise of the book is promising, the execution, not so much.

Except for some tedious re-telling of the same Gyselle story, the first part of the book kept me entertained. Unfortunately between the poor format, the lackluster romance, and really the non-urgency of anyone to solve the crimes, the second half of the book was just a let down.

Hopefully the formatting issue was just the ARC I received and will be fixed when the book is released, but it made for some difficulty in understanding wha
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Avid Reader
Tangled Threat by Heather Graham
2.5 stars
M/F Thriller, Romance
Triggers: Murder, Stalking
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

This all started with a murder when Maura and Brock were much younger. Almost headed off to college, they are working at the same resort when a member of the staff is murdered. Jump ahead several years and everyone is back, but for different reasons.

Maura and Brock were the "it" couple. But, when tragedy strikes, Maura is whisked away and Brock is arr
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Anita
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Two teenagers working at a resort in Florida find a woman hanging in a tree. Afterwards, their relationship ends when one of them is arrested for the crime. Years later, they find each other again at the same resort. He is an FBI agent investigating the disappearance of three more woman. She is helping an author make a video about hauntings in Florida. When another girl goes missing, can they survive the threat to their lives and their love?
I loved this book. It kept me up late until I could fin
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Patrice
This was an interesting story. I liked the idea of a Resort/Ranch in Florida steeped in all this history. It takes place in and around the surrounding area of St. Augustine. The characters are well developed and the story flows. Maura and Brock met at the ranch while they were working there for the summer when they were approx. 18-19. They left after a horrific incident took place; that changed the course of their lives. They return 12 years later; amidst stories of young women going missing. Ca ...more
Heather
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A murder mystery that has all kinds of twists and turn that you won't be able to see coming. A tree on a property that has a spooky history is the setting for this story. There is a magnificent chemistry between the characters and the story line is wonderful
Diane Perry
Jun 12, 2019 rated it liked it
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The synopsis for this book is good. Mysterious murders and two people determine for answers. Somewhere the story fell flat for me personally. I think die hard fans of Heather Graham will enjoy it.
Carolyn Comings
I received an advance poorly-formatted ebook edition of this book from NetGalley. I do hope they are able to fix the messed-up formatting before releasing the book for general publication.

Other reviewers have referred to the allegedly haunted places mentioned in the story, but this book did not actually contain any bona fide other-worldly manifestations. So if a reader is looking for the paranormal, this might not be the best choice of reading material for them. The missing paranormal elements
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Kathleen Crowell
Not a very compelling mystery. The romance was pretty dull as well. It felt like a college creative writing effort, which isn’t to say I could’ve done better, but then I’m not a writer or a publisher. Dull characters, not much development. Plot felt very formulaic. No urgency in finding the missing girls and the whole killing tree story being told again and again was lackluster.
Sarah
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tangled Threat was an intriguing story filled with drama and suspense. The author definitely kept me guessing right until the bitter end. I was a bit sad that Brock and Maura were pulled away by parental interference when they were younger but did them becoming reacquainted. The ending felt a bit rushed but overall it was a good story that I finished in no time.
Book Him Danno
The story is web of mystery that keep readers wanting more not just from the 2nd chance romance but why or what is causing people to be killed at the History Tree. The story was almost perfect until the end which for some readers might not make any since. The author tries to hard to intertwine characters but the ending is just too far fetch for readers to enjoy the ending. The different characters are will at times confuse readers as to who is who.

The story is decent read for those who love Heat
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Nicola Short
Jun 02, 2019 rated it liked it
A mystery/thriller about women who have gone missing in Florida. Could the missing women be related to a murder mystery from 12 years ago?
Past: Two teens that were torn apart by death.
Present: Two adults reunited by death.
This wasn’t my favorite book by Heather Graham.
I received this book from NetGallery in exchange for my true and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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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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