The Keeper

Posted 5 November 2010 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The KeeperKeepers by Heather Graham
Series: The Keepers Trilogy #1
Published by Harlequin on 2010-10-01
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 288
Source: publisher | eARC
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From the back cover...

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From the back cover...

Jagger will stop at nothing to find the murderer— including working with the sensual and suspicious Fiona. As more die, it becomes clear that this isn't the work of an ordinary vampire. No one is safe. So when the killer's attention turns to Fiona, will Jagger risk destroying his own species to protect the woman he so passionately desires?

The Keepers: Three extraordinary sisters, balancing the duties of their birthrights and the yearnings of their hearts…

My Review

The Keepers is the first novel in a new trilogy, each by a different author.  Fiona MacDonald, along with her sisters Caitlyn and Shauna, have jobs that most of the rest of the world doesn’t know exist.  They are the Keepers of New Orleans, charged with keeping order among the supernatural races that have settled in their city.  When a killer begins killing beautiful blonde women, the three sisters, particularly Fiona, are faced with the first real challenge they have faced as Keepers since inheriting the job from their parents.

A long-time fan of Heather Graham’s, I was thrilled when this book, and the following two, were offered to me as review reads from the publisher.  I generally love Graham’s writing style, but I did find the prologue a little difficult to get through, as it was primarily informational, rather than an integral part of the story, to set the stage for the paranormal aspects of the plot. That being said, once I was past it and into the main part of the book, it was engaging and well-paced.  I liked Fiona as a main character, her struggle to prove herself as a Keeper being relatable.  I also liked Jagger as the main male character, as he struggled to overcome the stereotypes of his own race.  The two together were a force of good and I liked that, although I did feel like the romance between them was a little rushed.  The plot was fast-paced, with lots of twists and turns and unexpected events.  I love a whodunit that keeps me engaged to the end and that keeps me off-kilter, and The Keepers did that for me.

My Recommendation

About Heather Graham

Heather Graham New York Times and USA Today best selling author, Heather Graham, majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. Her first book was with Dell, and since then, she has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult and Christmas family fare. She is pleased to have been published in approximately twenty languages. She has been honored with awards from Walden Books, B. Dalton, Georgia Romance Writers, Affaire de Coeur, Romantic Times and more. Heather has also become the proud recipient of the Silver Bullet from Thriller Writers. Heather has had books selected for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, and has been quoted, interviewed, or featured in such publications as The Nation, Redbook, Mystery Book Club, People and USA Today and appeared on many newscasts including Today, Entertainment Tonight and local television.

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