Friday, December 4, 2015

The Forgotten

Heather Graham

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.

My Thoughts

How can a woman be murdered by her already dead husband?

Strange things are happening if Florida. Lara works at a research facility for dolphins. One of the dolphins finds a body part and brings it to her. As a result, she meets FBI agent Brett Cody and the two, along with two Krewe members get pulled into a very bizarre murder investigation involving zombies!

While this did involve some Krewe of Hunter members, the main focus is on Lara and Brett. Their initial meeting does not go well. But as they are forced to spend time together, they find that the have more similarities than difference. Somehow or other, dead people are showing up and committing murders. Lara and Brett work with two Krewe agents to piece the puzzle together and figure out what exactly is going on.

After reading several other books involving Krewe members, I will admit that I still find them entertaining. The premise is basically the same - boy meets girl, they don’t necessarily like each other at first, but underneath there is some level of attraction. Eventually the attraction overrides their differences and then sparks fly!

What is different about each book is the local and the investigation. In this book, we learn a bit about Florida and voodoo. Ms. Graham always writes likeable characters. While there is some level of romance going on, it by no means overshadows the story line. These books are fun, fast paced and enjoyable.

My thanks to Harelquin/Mira, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.

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