1800s. San Antonio, Texas: In room 207 at the Longhorn Saloon, in the long shadow of the Alamo itself, a woman renowned for her beauty was brutally murdered. Her killer was never found. One year ago: In that same historic room, another woman vanished without a trace. Her blood was everywhere…but her body was never recovered.
Now: In the last month, San Antonio has become a dumping ground for battered bodies. All young women, all long missing, almost all forgotten. Until now. Texas Ranger Logan Raintree cannot sit by and let his city’s most vulnerable citizens be slain. So when he is approached to lead a brand-new group of elite paranormal investigators working the case, he has no choice but to accept the challenge. And with it, his powerful ability to commune with the dead.
Among Logan’s new team is Kelsey O’Brien, a U.S. marshal known for her razor-sharp intuition and a toughness that belies her delicate exterior. Kelsey has been waiting all her life to work with someone who can understand her ability to “see” the past unfolding in the present. Now she has her chance. Together, Kelsey and Logan follow their instincts to the Alamo and to the newly reopened Longhorn, which once tempted heroes with drink, cards and women. If the spirits of those long-dead Texans are really appearing to the victims before their deaths, only Kelsey and Logan have the skills to find out why. And if something more earthly is menacing the city’s oldest, darkest corners, only they can stop it – before more innocent women join the company of San Antonio’s restless ghosts….
Having only read a handful of Heather Graham’s previous books, she was never a “must read” author to me. Not sure why, exactly I decided to check this one out, but I did….and, I’m glad! In her other books that I’d read, they had a slow start. Always ended well, making me glad I read them, but they didn’t reel me in right away. This is SO not the case with The Unseen! It was good from beginning to end.
The book starts out in the 1800s, then switches to present day. Maybe that’s where I’m lured in. I love books that are back in that era….one of my FAV books, Midnight Bayou, does the same thing, switching between time periods. Apparently, Heather has a series, “Krewe of Hunters“, which this book involves, but this is the first in a new series that still involves the “Krewe”, but introduces new characters into it.
I loved Kelsey & Logan together, both in their work relationship as well as their personal one. They both had their requisite emotional baggage, so to speak, but it wasn’t drawn out and over done (thank goodness!). The book had quite a few “OMG” moments for me, which I LOVED. I hate when books are too predictable. Overall, I think I am going to be going back and checking out the previous Krewe books, so I can get caught up! Don’t be hesitant to read The Unseen, though. It easily stands alone. I had no idea that it was part of a series when I read it, I didn’t find that out until after!