Monday, September 28, 2009

The Presence by Heather Graham

Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Mira
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 432
Challenges: TBR Challenge
New-to-me Author: No
Author's Website

Simple Description:
Toni Fraser had nightmares when she was a girl. However the nightmares weren't just nightmares, they were images of real murders. It all becomes too much and she learns to block it out. Spring forward several years when she is in her 30's. She has moved to Scotland with several friends and they are renting a castle and doing tours. She has made up the story of the Laird who used to own this castle and his death and the tragic death of his wife. Then one evening while they are putting on the tour, the real laird shows up. He has the same name as the one in her story. In fact, he was named after his ancestor. It turns out that not only were they told that there was no family who owned this castle, she also finds that the story she made up is real.

Things seem like they might work out, when the real, living, Laird lets them stay however soon Toni is seeing the ancestor at the foot of her bed. She must deal with this ghost as well as knowing that there have been several murders in the area, all the women have been found in the forest surrounding the castle.

Now what you really want to thoughts:
This wasn't my favorite Heather Graham book but it was still a good read, worth my time. I don't think I've read a romantic paranormal suspense in awhile and this was perfect for me. I loved that it dealt with current time as well as dealing with Lairds and Lady's from centuries ago. This is a fun book, worth it if you are a Heather Graham fan.


bermudaonion said...

I don't think I've ever read a romantic paranormal suspense novel, but you've made this one sound good.

A.F. Heart said...

I have you on my blog roll and noticed the title and thought "I must investigate this."

I am glad I jumped on over for this review. I have not YET read any Heather Graham books and this sounds interesting. I do believe I will check out Ms. Graham.

Thank you so much for the review and your honesty.

AF Heart

Kris said...

Bermudaonion - I love these types of books. I hope you try one soon!

A.F. Heart - Thanks for having my on your blog roll! I hope you enjoy reading Heather Graham whenever you get the chance!