My rating: 4 of 5 stars
After I read Heather Graham’s book, ‘Silenced’, I decided to select her next book in the Krewe of Hunters series, ‘The Forgotten‘, off my Vine queue. It is an excellent addition to the unfolding storyline of this unusual FBI team that solves crimes with the assistance of paranormal abilities. ‘The Forgotten‘ revolves around Lara Mayhew, one of the stars of the previous novel, ‘Silenced‘, after she moves to Florida to work at a dolphin training facility. Despite a fresh start that is well-separated from her frightening past both mentally and geographically, she is drawn into a series of murders perpetrated by dead people. When she experiences a vision of a ghost, she knows she needs help from her best friend, Meg Murray, and the FBI unit she works for, Krewe of Hunters, that specializes in paranormal activities.
As with the prior novel, Silenced, I don’t find out much about any of the other team members’ otherworldly talents except as they relate to the murders. There are no gratuitous flashbacks or vignettes whose only purpose is to bolster the supernatural theme. Truly, I expected ghosts and undead mirages to people the landscape much more than they did. In fact, these sorts of events were judiciously sprinkled through the plot, never overbearing and always just the right amount. Even for someone like me who doesn’t usually choose this sort of novel, I enjoyed the uniqueness they added to the story arc.
Although this is part of a series, it definitely stands alone. In fact, it took almost a third of the book before the Krewe of Hunters took main stage.
Overall, a fun story with just the right amount of other-worldiness to make it a unique experience. I definitely recommend it as a quick read.
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her book at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.