The Dead Room by Heather Graham


The Dead Room     The Dead Room  by  Heather Graham

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Mira; Reprint edition (March 1, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0778325202 ISBN-13: 978-0778325208

A year ago, archaeologist Leslie MacIntyre barely survived an explosion that took the life of her fiancé, Matt Connolly. Since then she’s slowly come to terms with both her loss and an unsettling ability to communicate with ghosts, a “gift” received in the wake of her brush with death.

Now she’s returned to lower Manhattan, site of the explosion, to investigate a newly discovered burial ground. In this place restless spirits hold the secrets not only of past injustice but of a deadly conspiracy against the city’s women—including Leslie herself.

By night Matt visits her in dreams, warning her and offering clues to the truth. By day she finds herself helped by—and attracted to—his flesh-and-blood cousin Joe. Torn by her feelings for both men, caught between the worlds of the living and the dead, Leslie struggles against the encroaching danger. As she is drawn closer to the darkness, she must ultimately face the power of an evil mind, alone in a place where not even the men she loves can save her.

9-Mar-08 to 11-Mar-08


I had a major hard time putting down this book. Last night, after my hubby went to bed, I was somewhere between halfway and 2/3’s of the way through the book. Every time I purposely put it down so that I could go to bed, knowing I was getting up early with 5 kids to watch, my mind ‘objected’ and I had no choice but to pick it back up. Going to bed not knowing what was going to happen bugged the daylights out of me!

It was great! I thought the plot was good, small events leading to the biggest – and definitely most surprising! I thought Leslie was a strong woman, everything she went through, and still she pushes through, day after day. She doesn’t like what happens, but she faces it. And I thought Joe, Matt’s cousin, was just the man she needed for help.

I can tell you that I was way off one who the ‘bad guy’ was… WAY OFF! And the ending of the last chapter … holy freaking crow! I didn’t see that coming in a million years! The Epilogue leaves way to speculation, and I liked that.

Two recurring characters showed up. Adam Harrison of Harrison Investigations and Nikki Blackhawk from Graham’s previous novel, Ghost Walk, is back in this novel – it was nice to read about the both of them.

Lots of action and questions, speculation… A great story!



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