Shadow of Death by Heather Graham

August 24th, 2023 Kimberly Review 10 Comments

24th Aug

Shadow of Death by Heather Graham continues the cult of the four horsemen mystery cases that began with Danger in Numbers. This time Larson & Hunter travel to Denver when another tiny horse is found in a victim’s hand. Suspense, horror and a more await you as they work to stop the mastermind behind these killings….

Shadow of Death by Heather Graham
Shadow of Death
by Heather Graham
Series: Amy Larson & Hunter Forrest FBI #3
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Library
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You can cut off the head of the snake, but another will emerge.

When two hikers go missing within a series of daunting caves outside of Denver, Colorado, FDLE special agent Amy Larson and her partner, FBI special agent Hunter Forrest, have good reason to suspect foul play. The pair of hikers are only the latest to vanish after a rash of disappearances that’s left local law enforcement stumped. But in searching the dank caverns near the Arkansas River, the agents aren’t prepared for the horror they uncover: a muddy pit littered with corpses. Covered in bite marks. Made by human teeth.

When a tiny toy horse is found on the scene, Amy and Hunter recognize the calling card. They’ll have to move quickly before the already sizable body count can grow. Their investigation soon draws them down the rabbit hole of a dangerous cult with a sinister mandate—one that involves human sacrifices. Anything to further their twisted cause. But when more people go missing, it becomes clear the cult’s reach extends beyond state lines, leading Amy and Hunter deep into the Florida Everglades to set a perilous trap, one that stands to risk everything they hold dear, including their lives.


This romantic suspense falls heavier on the crime thriller aspect, with the same romantic couple throughout the series. I find cults fascinating and freaky from their leaders to those who blindly follow. All the books in the Amy Larson & Hunter Forrest series follow a cult committed murder surrounding the four horsemen of the apocalypse. In this story, a black horse that symbolizes famine is found in Denver, and soon bodies are discovered. Which ultimately sends them back to the Florida Everglades, where it all began.

Graham writes a compelling, dark case that keeps our detectives on edge as they work to find victims and the leader who is pulling all the strings. They collaborate with the police and question people close to the victim to gather information that may help catch the killer..

While each case works on its own, I recommend reading this series in order. You’ll find spoilers and the romance has built from the first book and is strengthened throughout the series. Secondary characters add to the story and multiple agencies add them.

Fans of suspenseful, dark crime thrillers will appreciate the series and its strong characters.

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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.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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10 Responses to “Shadow of Death by Heather Graham”

  1. ailyn koay

    I’m still waiting on this to end so i can binge. Nothing worse than forgetting where i left off with a romance relationship