Monday, October 6, 2014

Blog Tour (Review & Giveaway): The Betrayed by Heather Graham

Title: The Betrayed (Krewe of Hunters #14)
Heather Graham
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Acquired Via: TLC Book Tours


One night, New York FBI agent Aiden Mahoney receives a visitor in a dream—an old friend named Richard Highsmith. The very next day he's sent to Sleepy Hollow because Richard's gone missing there.

Maureen—Mo—Deauville now lives in the historic town and works with her dog, Rollo, to search for missing people. She's actually the one to find Richard…or more precisely his head, stuck on a statue of the legendary Headless Horseman.

Mo and Aiden, a new member of the Krewe of Hunters, the FBI's unit of paranormal investigators, explore both past and present events to figure out who betrayed Richard, who killed him and now wants to kill them, too. As they work together, they discover that they share an unusual trait—the ability to communicate with the dead. They also share an attraction that's as intense as it is unexpected...if they live long enough to enjoy it!

My Review

You can read my review of The Hexed (Krewe of Hunters #13), HERE.

The Betrayed is my second Heather Graham novel and the latest in her Krewe of Hunters series. While the writing and pace are good, the characters don't have as much drawing me to them as those in the previous novel. However, being as the murders in the story are centered on Sleepy Hollow, it was a fun read for the month of October.

I've decided that I like Graham's paranormal mysteries because they remind me a bit of my beloved urban fantasy novels. I think the way that the Krewe of Hunters series is done, it can appeal to a wider audience than just mystery readers or UF nuts like myself. Really heavy suspense is a turn-off for me, so when books have a lot of side paths, I tend to get distracted from the bigger picture. The various "quirks" of the Krewe members and their associates are enjoyable to read about while waiting to find out whodunnit.

I really didn't dig Mo and Aiden like I did Devin and Rocky in The Hexed.. I didn't come to the party just for the romance, but their entire interaction throughout the novel fell a bit flat. There are quite a few secondary characters and a wolfhound that keeps The Betrayed from getting dull. I mean, who can resist a wolfhound?

If you're looking for something creepy to read on Halloween that isn't too commercialized (pumpkins, skeletons, etc.), I recommend giving The Betrayed or any of Graham's Krewe of Hunters series a try.

- 3/5 Stars -

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About the Author

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Heather Graham has written more than a hundred novels and has been published in more than 20 languages. An avid scuba diver, ballroom dancer and the mother of five, she enjoys her south Florida home, but loves to travel as well, from locations such as Cairo, Egypt, to her own backyard, the Florida Keys. Reading is still the pastime she still loves best, and she is a member of many writing groups. She’s a winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Thriller Writers’ Silver Bullet. She is an active member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America, and also the founder of The Slush Pile Players, an author band and theatrical group.

Heather annually hosts the Writers for New Orleans conference to benefit both the city, which is near and dear to her heart, and various other causes, and she hosts a ball each year at the RT Booklovers' Convention to benefit pediatric AIDS foundations.

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Follow the Tour

The Betrayed Tour Schedule

Monday, September 15th
From the TBR Pile

Monday, September 15th
Books a la Mode – Spotlight and giveaway

Tuesday, September 16th
Bewitched Bookworms

Wednesday, September 17th
Snowdrop Dreams of Books

Friday, September 19th
Supernatural Snark
– Spotlight and giveaway

Monday, September 22nd
Read – Love – Blog

Tuesday, September 23rd
A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, September 24th
Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Thursday, September 25th
Queen of All She Reads

Monday, September 29th
Saints and Sinners Books

Tuesday, September 30th
Mom in Love with Fiction

Thursday, October 2nd
Musings of a Bookish Kitty

Thursday, October 2nd
Ladybug Literature

Monday, October 6th
Bibliophilia, Please

Wednesday, October 8th
Sara’s Organized Chaos

Thursday, October 9th
No More Grumpy Bookseller

Monday, October 13th
Peeking Between the Pages

Wednesday, October 15th

Monday, October 20th
Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Thursday, October 23rd
My Shelf Confessions
– Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon & Giveaway

Thursday, October 23rd
Harlie’s Books


Enter to win a copy of The Betrayed by Heather Graham!
US or Canada ONLY
Ends at 12:01am EST on October 24th

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To satisfy FTC guidelines, I am disclosing that I received a copy of the novel from the publisher or author through TLC Book Tours in exchange for an unbiased review. It has in no way affected the outcome. All expressed opinions are awesome, honest, and completely my own.


  1. This sounds like just enough scary that I could read it during the daylight LOL

  2. this sounds awesome!! thanks for sharing!

  3. The Salem, MA history/witchcraft element of the plot of the last book and now the Sleepy Hollow take off make this series irresistible to me. I'm very curious to see what Graham will do with the material in the Irving classic. It's a must-read; I can't wait! Thanks for this feature and chance to win! Cheers, Kara

  4. It's awesome she's writing about real paranormal subject!!

    LOVE it when there's a romance, and I hope I like this one more than you like it!

    Lovely review :)

  5. Congratulations on the new release! The Betrayed sounds intriguing. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  6. I enjoy this series, thanks for sharing the latest!


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