by Heather Graham
In Hurricane Bay, New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham uses the steamy sensuality of the Florida Keys as a backdrop for this gripping page-turer that will keep you up late into the night.
Dane Whiteclaw knows something about Sheila Warren that no one else does. Dane knows Sheila’s dead.
The ex-special forces agent turned private investigator had found a photo under his door – a picture of Sheila’s body. She had been strangled with his tie and posed on the bench of his private island in the Florida Keys. The crime appears to be the handiwork of a serial killer currently terrorizing the Miami area. Dane is being set up to take the fall for the killings. He just doesn’t know why.
Kelsey Cunningham is Sheila’s best friend. When she can’t find Sheila, she confronts on person she thinks will have information – Dane, Sheila’s former lover and a man Kelsey knows from her own past. Dane makes it clear he doesn’t want Kelsey getting involved. But it’s obvious he knows more than he’s saying, and she’ll do whatever it takes to discover the whereabouts of her missing friend.
Driven by fear for Sheila and guilt at not being there when her friend needed her, Kelsey follows Sheila’s tracks into a wild and dangerous world of sex, violence and drugs. Dane is right behind her, an unwanted protector in the shark-infested waters she’s swimming. But the tentative trust between them shatters when Sheila’s body is discovered – and Kelsey recognized Dane’s tie.
Now Kelsey doesn’t dare trust anyone. Especially a man she can no longer deny she has always loved. She begins to look of her shoulder, suddenly very afraid. Because here on Hurricane Bay, a devastating storm can hit without warning and whether it’s a tempest of unbridled passion or the desperate fury of a killer, nothing – and no one – is safe.
Review: I finished this book on Wednesday, June 13th, 2007. Not part of aseries. And it was pretty good!
It startee off a little slow, but picked up really quick and didn’t let up until the end. I was completely surprised who the killer was. I’d had someone completely different in mind.
I thought Kelsey was a good character. Independent, tenacious, she wanted to find Sheila no matter what. Her frustration with Dane made me laugh, even if it shouldn’t have. I still have not met a man, other than my hubby, dad and a male friend, who’s been completely honest with me… I couldn’t see why it would frustrate her.
I liked Dane even more than Kelsey. I, as the reader, understood why Dane was the way he was, but it was really neat to see how the interaction between the characters unfolded – they didn’t know what Dane knew, like the reader does, and it was great to read how it all came together.
I liked all the characters. Each a complete individual, from personalities to what they do for a living. I like that in a novel.
And, boy-oh-boy, I’d love to give Hurricane Bay a visit. The way Graham describes the area … one of these days, I’ll visit the Keys. Don’t know when or how, but I will … even if it’s just for the sunsets.