🎧 Crimson Summer by Heather Graham

April 25th, 2022 Kimberly Review 5 Comments

25th Apr

Narrated by Eva Kaminsky Crimson Summer by Heather Graham is the second novel in the Amy Larson & Hunter Forrest FBI. A calling card from an apocalypse cult soon has Amy and Hunter facing a war they cannot afford to lose.

🎧 Crimson Summer by Heather Graham
Crimson Summer
by Heather Graham
Series: Amy Larson & Hunter Forrest FBI #2
Narrator: Eva Kaminsky
Length: 8 hours and 59 minutes
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher
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They're not going down without a fight.

When FDLE special agent Amy Larson discovers a small horse figurine amid the bloody aftermath of a gang massacre in the Everglades, she recognizes it immediately. The toy is the calling card of the apocalypse cult that Amy and her partner, FBI special agent Hunter Forrest, have been investigating, and it can only mean one thing: this wasn’t an isolated skirmish—it was the beginning of a war.

As tensions between rival gangs rise, so does the body count, and Amy and Hunter’s investigation leads them to a violent, far-right extremist group who are in no hurry to quell the civil unrest. With a deadly puppet master working to silence their every lead, it’s a race against the clock to figure out who’s been pulling the strings and put a stop to the escalating cartel turf war before the Everglades run red.

Law MURDERMYSTERY ROMANCE SUSPENSE

I enjoyed the Danger In Numbers and listened to Crimson Summer. This romantic suspense has our officers on the hunt for a serial killer cult and delivered plenty of suspense, as this collaboration between the FBI and Florida State police crosses state lines as the body count rises.

The events of Crimson Summer take place approximately one month after the ending of Danger in Numbers. I recommend reading/listening to them in order, even though they are standalone companions. It begins with Hunter interviewing a prisoner before he joins Amy at a mass murder scene, where she discovers a token similar to the toy red horse that appeared on their honeymoon. It represents “War” and indeed a war is beginning between good and evil. Graham wastes no time thrusting us into danger.

More mass murders in other parts of the country have our agents doing double time. The overall story arc is fast-paced with an ominous sense of urgency. With each witness and clue they uncover, the criminals seem one step ahead of them, from taking out witnesses to controlling information.

The romance is already established and the couple have little page time, but Graham snuck in moments, addressed concerns and strengthened their ties. I like both Amy and Hunter. Each brings skills to the table professionally and the pair work well together. Their romance, respect, and feelings for each other felt genuine.

Eva Kaminsky narrates and gave voice to both Amy and Hunter while enhancing the suspense, capturing their relationship dynamics and giving voice to evil. The story worked well in audio format and I plan to continue the series on audio.

While at times sinister, Graham balanced the darker aspects with lighter moments between the couple, giving readers a chance to catch their breath. Fans who love a suspenseful murder-mystery with a side dish of romance will want to begin the Amy Larson & Hunter Forrest FBI series. I look forward to the next one!

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About Heather Graham

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 trial and error, she sold her first book, WHEN NEXT WE LOVE, in 1982 and since then, she has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, romantic suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult, and Christmas holiday fare. She wrote the launch books for the Dell's Ecstasy Supreme line, Silhouette's Shadows, and for Harlequin's mainstream fiction imprint, Mira Books.

About Eva Kaminsky

Eva Kaminsky

An Audie nominee and two-time AudioFile Earphones Award winner, Eva Kaminsky has recorded over 250 audiobooks in a variety of genres, ranging from romance to sci-fi to children's stories. You can often hear her voice on television and radio ads for such products as Intel, Neulasta, and Publix Supermarkets, and see her on screen in shows including Billions, The Sinner, Chicago Med, Manifest, and the feature film The Dark Tower. Eva has worked extensively in theater, both on and Off-Broadway, as well as around the country. She spent all of 2019 in the Broadway company of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child. She lives in Washington Heights, NYC.

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5 Responses to “🎧 Crimson Summer by Heather Graham”

  1. Katherine

    I enjoyed this one and love the premise of the series. I didn’t love this one as much as the first but am looking forward to seeing how this all plays out!

  2. Wendy

    This is a series I’m very interested in. I read Heather Graham’s books years ago, and want to pick up some more recent books by her.