Something lurks beneath the surface…

Brodie McFadden is supposed to be on vacation, getting some sunshine and deciding if he wants to join his brothers and the Krewe of Hunters, a special paranormal investigation unit of the FBI. But a diving excursion with an old navy buddy to a historic shipwreck uncovers a crime scene—and the corpse is new.

Museum curator Dakota “Kody” McCoy just wants her Key West culture festival to succeed. She’s always had a deep connection to her home, including being regularly haunted by some of the resident ghosts. Then, in the middle of a performance, a beloved local musician drops dead. It seems accidental, but Kody isn’t so sure.

Brodie thinks the recent deaths are linked, and he needs help from Kody. Something about her festival is dangerous. And the threat is creeping ever closer. Has she uncovered a treasure from the past that someone will kill for?

Echoes of Evil is the 26th title in the ongoing Krewe of Hunters series.  It is the third story of a trilogy within the Krewe of Hunters featuring the McFadden brothers.  The titles within the trilogy include — Fade to Black – Pale as Death – Echoes of Evil.

Title:  Echoes of Evil
Series:  Krewe of Hunters #27 (McFadden Brothers #3)
Author:  Heather Graham
Genre:  Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Published:  September 18, 2018
Publisher:  MIRA
My Rating:  4 stars

ECHOES OF EVIL is the final story in the McFadden brothers trilogy within the Krewe of Hunters series.  While I enjoyed Brodie’s story it didn’t quite match up with the intensity of the first two within the trilogy for me.  Perhaps it’s the slower feel of the Keys, or that the villain was more subtle in their evil doing.  I don’t know why, but I did feel that this one wasn’t as much of an edge of my seat reading feel while the first two definitely had a deeper nastiness tone to them.

Brodie has helped his brothers on their cases, and while they’re off to begin their FBI training in order to officially join the Krewe of Hunters Brodie is in Key West for some relaxation, a bit of sunken ship diving with a military friend.  While he knew he might encounter bones on this shipwreck – he certainly didn’t expect to find a recently dead body within the hull of this old ship.

No sooner than he and the local detective investigating the case enter a bar for dinner and speculating on the case than another death happens, right before their eyes.  This time the performer drops dead in the middle of a song – and while it might look like a natural death, his friend Kody does not believe that for a second.  And soon neither will Brodie.  Two separate deaths somehow connected… but what is the missing link between them.

ECHOES OF EVIL kept me engaged from beginning to end, a few red herrings tossed in, numerous suspects, a few ghosts trying to be helpful (in their own ways) and the love between Kody and Brodie growing stronger each day.  This one may not have had the intensity of the earlier stories but it is a page-flipping story that any Mystery, Paranormal, or Romantic Suspense reader will enjoy.

I own a Kindle edition of Echoes of Evil

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