by Heather Graham
Series: Krewe of Hunters #16
Genres: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense
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Murdered by a dead man? A woman named Maria Gomez is murdered in Miami, apparently by her husband—who'd been presumed dead, slain by a crime boss. FBI agent Brett Cody can't believe it; dead or alive, the man had loved his wife. He also can't help feeling guilty, since he was responsible for protecting Miguel and Maria Gomez. A few miles away, Lara Mayhew has just begun working at a dolphin research facility. She loves her new job—until a dolphin brings her something unexpected from the deep. A human hand. More body parts show up, and when Brett looks into the situation, he discovers that the dismembered corpse is Miguel's. Soon, rumors of crazed zombies abound in the Miami media, and the Krewe of Hunters, an elite FBI unit of paranormal investigators, is called in. Brett and Lara find themselves working with the Krewe—and working closely together. An elderly crime boss who's losing his memory seems to be key to solving this case, but…there's no motive. Unless Brett and Lara can uncover one in the Miami underworld. And that means they have to protect themselves. And each other
Heather Graham’s Krewe of Hunter series always offers a great mystery laced in paranormal woo-woo served with a side dish of romance. The Forgotten is the 16th book in the Krewe of Hunters series, but do not be intimidated. Each book in this series works as a standalone and involves different FBI Krewe members. The overall series breaks up into trilogies and four-book mini-series about different branches of the crew and their team.
Forgotten ties to Silenced, the previous novel in the Krewe of Hunters series. As we see FBI agents Meg and Matt. The heroine in the Forgotten is Lara Mayhew. She was the kidnapped victim in Silenced. Some time has passed and she has left her political career in DC for a job in sunny Florida. She is now handling the publicity for a Dolphin research facility in Miami.
Brett Cody is a local FBI Agent who arrives at the murder scene of Maria Gomez. The main suspect is Maria’s dead husband. Dead or alive Brett cannot accept that this man would ever harm his wife. Meanwhile across town, Lara is getting some hands on experience working with the dolphins. A simple retrieval command soon has her in possession of a dead man’s finger. When the finger comes back to Miguel Gomez a man who reportedly died months ago…things get very interesting.
Five reasons to grab The Forgotten
- Zombies! It seems the dead are back and killing those they love. Yep-this case was very intriguing and intense.
- Dolphins! I love these beautiful, intelligent creatures and we befriend one brilliant dolphin.
- A slow-burning romance in sunny Miami Florida filled with snark, witty banter and a little heat. Graham did an excellent job of making me fall for Brett and Lara.
- While the Krewe is called in (Matt and Meg), Brett is not actually Krewe. I cannot remember a previous book doing this, although we get plenty of paranormal woo-woo involving Lara and Brett.
- As I said before, all of these books work as standalone, and Graham does a great job of giving you enough back-story to characters from the previous book.
The Forgotten was an intense, different, and engaging installment in the Krewe of Hunters series.
This is a great series, and Heather Graham is an awesome author. But, what sticks in my mind are the Christmas stories she’s written. Thanks for the post!
Sadly I do not do well with her standalone. Maybe I just picked up an off Christmas story.
This is my favorite of her series and I don’t have this one, YET!! Gots to get it.
Enjoy, this was a good one Laura
I’m pretty sure Heather Graham is trying to kill me. What else would explain all her books? I want to read them all! This one sounds really good and I’m excited to see more of Lara. I just need to wall myself up in a room for a month and do nothing but catch up on Heather Graham books!
bwahaha….yes. However you can jump in anywhere Katherine
I love the setting of this one! And I love dolphins!
I hope you pick it up Candace
Good review, Kimba! The dolphins are definitely a draw for me. Florida and zombies, not so much… But having read and really liked the book after this one (as an ARC), I’ll probably read this one at some point anyway. Right now, I’m reading the first book (Phantom Evil) and I also have The Hexed on my Kindle. Heaven knows when I’ll catch up, but you finally convinced me to read this author!
LOL, not your typical zombies.
I love your five reasons, especially the dolphins and zombies, but they were not necessary for me. I will always grab a Heather Graham novel. 🙂
I am the same way when it comes to this series.
I still need to try one of her books! I don’t think I’ve ever read a PNR suspense with zombies and dolphins! It just makes me want to read this just for that. 🙂
LOL..me either but it was a great story.
Dolphins and zombies, now that is definitely something you don’t see paired together very often.
LOL, right, These aren’t the brain eating zombies we all love…it was a clever, creepy twist though.
Tyler H Jolley
Zombies and dolphins? I’m not sure I’ve heard both zombies and dolphins in a book together. Are there any zombie dolphins?
:snort: no and these aren’t really the zombies we all know and love
Why, zombies and dolphins in the same book…! Whatever next?! LOL. Sounds interesting, and I think it’s been on my list for a while. I just need to find more time somewhere… Lovely review <3
Lol. This was a good one
Oh wow! 16 books into the series! Though I’m happy to hear each book can be a standalone, but it’s nice to know there’s lots of adventures! This definitely sounds like an interesting series, glad it’s still going strong! Thanks for the review (:
The plot lines are endless since they are all FBI cases.
standalone is always a good thing. 16 books is too intimidating even for non bloggers
Yes…unless you’ve been reading them forever it does seem overwhelming, but seriously they break up into 3 and 4 book groups with different locations and branches of the Krewe.
I so can’t wait to get to this one..but dang I just got started and I am so behind seeing I just finished book one..lol.
:snort: patience grasshopper.
You had me until we got to the zombies…LOL. Not a fan….but I can imagine I would keep reading anyway. Thanks for sharing.
Not those type of brain eating zombies but the dead are coming back and killing.
Man, Kim, I was all in with this one and it sounded super exciting until you mentioned the “Z” word. (lol) Yikes! Your review is awesome and I enjoy Heather Graham, but not as zombie writer. Hugs…
No worries..no one is eating brains..lol
It’s been a while since I read one of her books but I remember reading her quite a while ago and really liking her books.
I always have a good time with this series. Not to heavy, not to light and just a touch of romance
OOH Kim it’s been a while since I read a Krew book from Heather, I need to get myself this book. Great Review Thanks!
I always have a good time with this series
Can you recommend one of your favorites from this series that I can read as a first time reader of Heather’s? Make sense what I’m asking? I’d love to read one of these Krewe books but since there are so many, I’d want to try one you recommend 🙂
Bone Island Trilogy.
Just bought Ghost Shadow!! I even used your Amazon affiliate link 😉 I owed ya!!
Awe. thanks and enjoy!!!
I love your love for this series, Kim! And I know how much you LOVE your zombies! 😀
There are dolphins too! I saw them once a few years ago and they are so beautiful.
Glad this was a success for you, Kim!
Dolphins are such wonderful creatures and yes I do enjoy books in this series.
I’ve only read one of the books in this series, maybe one or two before this, and thoroughly enjoyed it! I need to read more of them, I had no idea there were 16 already out. I have some catching up to do:)
You can jump in almost anywhere Jenny.
I never read a book by her before. But I really am interesting in checking her books out now. And who doesn’t love zombies :D:D
Her books are nicely balanced and interesting.
Felicia The Geeky Blogger
DANG! I was on the fence about picking this up from Brilliance. I am behind on the KREWE (how I don’t know but it happened)—now I think I will ask them for it 🙂
Thankfully you can jump in and out of this series.
I still have to try her books, but I’m already intrigued! An intense and engaging read is always quite appreciated 😉
I hope you do, this was a good one 🙂
So many books!
……so little time
I love zombie stories, and appreciate when a book can stand alone even when it’s part of a series. Slow burning romance is the best and Dolphins have always been my favorite mammal 🙂 Great Review Kim!
I just loved how all the elements came together, thanks Lindy
Every time you read her I remind myself to get another one of her books and then I never read them darn it. *sigh* I really need to one of these days.
Wonderful review Kim!
:snort: I have book recommendations on my Nook and Kindle too…someday.
It’s great to have an intense book like that. I was disappointed by one of her books but I should try more.
I am not a fan of her standalone(s)..not sure what you read but I love her series books