Can the same killer strike again—a hundred and fifty years later?
Estes Park, Colorado, is a place of serenity. But it wasn't always so serene. Shortly after the Civil War, Nathan Kendall and his wife were murdered there, leaving behind a young son. The crime was never solved.
Now…historian Scarlet Barlow is working at a small museum attached to a B and B, the same building where that murder occurred. She recently came to Colorado, reeling after her divorce from FBI agent Diego McCullough. Diego—who's just been asked to join the Krewe of Hunters, a unit dealing with "unusual" situations…
When Scarlet unwittingly takes pictures of people who've been murdered—just like the Kendalls a hundred and fifty years before—the police look at her with suspicion. Then the museum's statues of historic people, including Nathan Kendall, begin to talk to her, and she knows it's time to call her ex-husband. Diego heads to Estes Park, determined to solve the bizarre case that threatens Scarlet's life—and to reunite with the woman he never stopped loving.
A Spine tingling adventure between two worlds, that makes you look at the history in a new way.
I am not a paranormal book fan, but I have been completely taken by this series. The books are well written, the stories are alluring with the suspense that mixes up the world before us, the history that affects even today, and the ghosts who linger around to help them to solve the crimes.
I admit, I was clueless about who could have been behind the murders in this small Colorado town. The clues were nearly nonexistent, the team works relentlessly to solve the crimes, no stone was left overturned. The danger is constantly present, the threat believable and scary.
I found it fascinating how they worked the murders of the past at the same time as in the present, and the same clues helped on both of the cases. The ghosts lingering around were so human like, and often entertaining, and not least helping to solve the crimes, it was enchanting.
I loved how Diego came to Scarlet's help, no questions asked. The connection they had was still strong, the failed marriage didn't kill it. The feelings they had for each other never dies. Immediately, they were in each others arms again. I do wish they would have had a chance to work out their problems more, the problems they had in Miami, that causes Scarlet to leave. It seemed that they overlooked it now, like it was part of a past that didn't matter any more.
Even those who don't normally like paranormal stories, but enjoy a romantic suspense book, should check out this series. The crimes to be solved are mind puzzling, the suspense intense with the help of the other world. The romance is believable, passionate, yet sweet, the stories well built and highly entertaining.
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me