My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Heather Graham is an author I have been trying to catch up with along with Anne Stuart and Linda Howard coz even though romantic suspense is a favorite genre of mine, I have missed out on reading most books by these authors. Heather Graham additionally has the psychic angle in some of her books which makes it even more exciting. A Lethal Legacy was, however, an OK read for me, YES, of course, there’s the romance and the mystery of the buried treasure and murder but the description of the history of the place was way too much information for me to process.
Douglas Island has always been believed to be cursed so when Finn Douglas and his friend Frank arrive there to consider the construction of a getaway, little did they expect that the deaths would soon follow. Finn calls in his cousin Craig and his partner Kieran to help and soon bodies began to tumble out of the closet or rather caves as more sinister discoveries are made.
The story was interesting but not gripping enough, I didn’t feel that heightened danger that should have marked the caves and its underground caverns. The historical data pertaining to Vikings, Norsemen, Knights Templar, Scots, Ark of Covenant, and whatnot was exhaustive but lacking in the thrill factor. The suspense element was great as I never guessed that particular ending, but in all, I did wish for a more stunning impact.
This is once again my failed audiobook trial that I completed by reverting to the e-book, but I did persist till about 70% this time, so that’s progress indeed.
TREASURE OR TREACHERY?
Douglas Island sits off the coast of New York State, its imposing cliffs warning away visitors. Still, Finn Douglas has big plans for his inheritance and the rambling manor house that dominates the landscape. He has a vision to turn the island into a resort getaway for overworked city dwellers. But when the broken body of his business partner is found at the base of the rocky escarpment, he fears it wasn’t an accident.
Special Agent Craig Frasier agrees to help his cousin Finn by investigating and, with psychologist Kieran Finnegan at his side, heads to the island. As Craig and Kieran delve into the history of the Douglas estate, they discover that the property comes complete with strange lore and a blood-soaked past. Something evil seems to be lurking in the caverns that run beneath the stony ground. Is there something on the island that someone is willing to kill to protect? Kieran and Craig take on a dangerous search for the truth, where one false step could send them plummeting to their deaths, and one wrong turn could bring them face-to-face with a killer.
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