Graham does an amazing job of bringing real-life elements into her fictional worlds, and the lessons of the Horse Farm will resonate with anyone who has dealt with grief, mental illness, addictions or setting personal boundaries. These messages are subtle, expertly woven through a story that focuses on solving mysterious crimes using the Krewe members’ unique talents. Graham also brings the surrounding areas of Nashville alive, with vivid details and lush descriptions — so authentic you can practically see history happening.

Marcus founded the Horse Farm, the animal rehab facility where Olivia works, and Olivia finds him dead in a ravine — he apparently fell while riding. Marcus knew the surrounding area better than anybody, which makes his death that much harder to bear. Harder still is having his ghostly form tell her that his death was no accident. The Krewe of Hunters sends Dustin Blake to the Horse Farm for his first mission. Dustin has communicated with ghosts since childhood, so he’s well suited to the task laid before him. But when he becomes romantically involved with Olivia, the case becomes more complicated — and Olivia becomes the next target of a mysterious killer. (MIRA, Oct., 368 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Anna Dougherty