HEART OF EVIL
Part of Graham’s Krewe of Hunters miniseries, Heart of Evil is steeped in mystical hauntings and the historical lore of the Civil War. With New Orleans as a backdrop, this is a genuinely spooky page-turner. The large cast of characters makes the mystery pleasingly difficult to solve, while the ghost stories surrounding the old plantation are intriguing. The chemistry between Ashley and Jake truly adds extra spice to this chilling romance.
The Donegal Plantation is a popular tourist destination for Civil War re-enactments and a haunting ground for ghosts. When an actor turns up dead, owner Ashley Donegal is determined to put a stop to the violence. Giving her viable clues is the ghost of her ancestor, who wants to stop spending his afterlife among the living. As if that weren’t enough, her ex-lover, Jake Mallory, arrives with a special paranormal forensics team to pinpoint whether some disappearances are the work of a deranged madman or vengeful ghosts from the Civil War. (MIRA, Jul., 384 pp., $7.99)