Deadly Touch (Krewe of Hunters #31)
She knows where to find the body...When Raina Hamish tries on a dress in a Miami boutique, she has a terrifyingly accurate vision of a murdered corpse in the murky shadows of the Everglades. She wants to help, but who would believe her when she can hardly believe herself?Special Agent Axel Tiger has returned to Florida to help hunt a serial killer, but the investigation doesn’t have much to go on. Raina’s vision is their best chance to uncover more. Axel’s experience with the FBI’s elite paranormal team will nurture Raina’s abilities, and she may be able to help save a life—but it puts her directly in the crosshairs of a killer who is closer than they would ever suspect.

Deadly Touch (Krewe of Hunters #31) Details

TitleDeadly Touch (Krewe of Hunters #31)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 21st, 2020
PublisherMIRA
Rating
GenreRomance, Mystery, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense

Deadly Touch (Krewe of Hunters #31) Review

  • ☕️Kimberly
    January 1, 1970
    There is a decade old serial killer on the loose, and when Raina Hamish tries on a dress in a Miami boutique, she sees the latest victim. It will be up to Special Agent Axel Tiger to stop this killer and help Raina deal with her newly found gift.I loved the setting for Deadly Touch and our heroine Raina Hamish. Raina works with animals, particularly dogs from behavior problems to tricks.Axel, a member of the Krewe, is investigating a body found in the Everglades. He was raised on and off the res There is a decade old serial killer on the loose, and when Raina Hamish tries on a dress in a Miami boutique, she sees the latest victim. It will be up to Special Agent Axel Tiger to stop this killer and help Raina deal with her newly found gift.I loved the setting for Deadly Touch and our heroine Raina Hamish. Raina works with animals, particularly dogs from behavior problems to tricks.Axel, a member of the Krewe, is investigating a body found in the Everglades. He was raised on and off the reservation in Miami Dade county. He used to take students through the glades, and Raina and her friends were teens when they took his tour.The murder-mystery was clever and involved victims who don’t have an obvious connection. Axel also wondered if there was a connection to a missing person case that occurred before he joined the military.Graham served the romance as a side dish to the investigation but allowed me to connect and quickly pulled me in with banter, stolen kisses, and danger.I love the paranormal elements from what happened at the dress shop to the ghostly aid. We get to see some key Krewe members, but the focus was on Axel and Raina.While this is the thirty-first Krewe of Hunters story, each works as a standalone containing one couple and a murder-case. This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Reviewer
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  • Janet
    January 1, 1970
    Apparently my reviews (and Goodreads profile) are causing people to nastily tell me that I am the funniest/most-stupid person on the planet. Life is too short without humour and YOU ARE ALL TOASTER-STRUDEL-MEAN-GIRLS. #mikedropWhen life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed and you are in #COVID19 #socialisolation, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … an Apparently my reviews (and Goodreads profile) are causing people to nastily tell me that I am the funniest/most-stupid person on the planet. Life is too short without humour and YOU ARE ALL TOASTER-STRUDEL-MEAN-GIRLS. #mikedropWhen life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed and you are in #COVID19 #socialisolation, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. (I have played a "zillion games" of scrabble, done a "zillion crosswords" and I AM BORED!!!)I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.SHE KNOWS WHERE TO FIND THE BODYWhen Raina Hamish tries on a dress in a Miami boutique, she has a terrifyingly accurate vision of a murdered corpse in the murky shadows of the Everglades. She wants to help, but who would believe her when she can hardly believe herself?Special Agent Axel Tiger has returned to Florida to help hunt a serial killer, but the investigation doesn’t have much to go on. Raina’s vision is their best chance to uncover more. Axel’s experience with the FBI’s elite paranormal team will nurture Raina’s abilities, and she may be able to help save a life—but it puts her directly in the crosshairs of a killer who is closer than they would ever suspect.I simply adore the #Kreweofhunters series of books and this 31st addition to the series did not disappoint. A nice, tight, tense plotline and interesting characters added to the mix make it superb. I had heard of poisoned dresses killing the wrong people in Tudor times but never a haunted dress - whodathunk? None of us can visit Miami at the moment as #COVID19 but this is an interesting way to spend some time here. The book is full of more paranormal twists than a bag of liquorice and if you don't believe in the paranormal, by the end of the book, your will.If you have not read the previous 30 books, what is wrong with you? As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/ #BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 👗👗👗👗
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  • Kristi
    January 1, 1970
    Deadly Touch is another great addition to the Krewe of Hunters series. It takes place in Miami, Florida. Heather Graham incorporates the history and legends of the area beautifully into the storyline.Raina Hamish is an animal trainer. She has a vision while trying on a dress at a boutique. She goes to the police to tell them where a corpse can be found in the Everglades. It's there that she meets up with Special Agent Axel Tiger, whom she had previously met when she was a teenager. Axel is part Deadly Touch is another great addition to the Krewe of Hunters series. It takes place in Miami, Florida. Heather Graham incorporates the history and legends of the area beautifully into the storyline.Raina Hamish is an animal trainer. She has a vision while trying on a dress at a boutique. She goes to the police to tell them where a corpse can be found in the Everglades. It's there that she meets up with Special Agent Axel Tiger, whom she had previously met when she was a teenager. Axel is part of the Krewe of Hunters. Raina is extremely likable and her chemistry with Axel is wonderful. She is taken aback by the visions at first since this is something new to her. She’s willing to help so that the killer can be caught.I received an DRC copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Louisa
    January 1, 1970
    Great book, loved another slightly different ability/way of communication. I enjoyed getting to know these characters and their stories, too!
  • Carolyn
    January 1, 1970
    I love these "Krewe of Hunters" books. This one had a lot of fascinating history of Florida's Everglades, along with information regarding the very real problem they have with pythons and other non indigenous snakes that are rapidly destroying the fragile ecosystem there. My only critical comment is that it seems my favored author went a little crazy with the exclamation points!!! Other than that little peccadillo, another great Krewe story. Loved Titan, the dog. ;)
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  • Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. Review to come
  • Kathleen Gray
    January 1, 1970
    Raina Hamish, an animal trainer, really didn't expect trying on a dress would lead to a vision of a dead body. In the Everglades. Luckily FBI SA Axel Tiger from the crack paranormal team hears about it and not only believes her, he springs to action to use her info to find the villain he's been stalking. That's the short answer to what happens. The longer answer is that Raina and Axel knew one another as teens and, of course, there's a little chemistry here. It's a paranormal romance/thriller th Raina Hamish, an animal trainer, really didn't expect trying on a dress would lead to a vision of a dead body. In the Everglades. Luckily FBI SA Axel Tiger from the crack paranormal team hears about it and not only believes her, he springs to action to use her info to find the villain he's been stalking. That's the short answer to what happens. The longer answer is that Raina and Axel knew one another as teens and, of course, there's a little chemistry here. It's a paranormal romance/thriller that never gets too woohoo because Graham knows what her readers really want are good characters- and that's what this is. I've only read a few of these books and each one is fine as a standalone. Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC. This was a fun way to pass a hot pandemic day inside.
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  • Joan
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoy reading Heather Graham stories. Sometimes I have to be in the mood to be scared, this one however was a nice medium thrill - not too scary to keep me up at night. I love the Krewe books and am looking forward to more.
  • Susie
    January 1, 1970
    DisappointingSadly, I can give this book only one star.I have read many books written by Heather Graham and this book makes me wonder if she has hired a ghostwriter (pun intended;-)). The story was weak. The writing was juvenile. In fact, the only redeeming factors to this book were the lessons on Everglades history.
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  • Lesa
    January 1, 1970
    Although I've read all thirty of Heather Graham's previous Krewe of Hunters books, I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy Deadly Touch. I like the books that are set in historic settings such as Salem or New Orleans or Baltimore. But, I should trust Graham to handle that issue beautifully. She concentrates on the Everglades as an environment, the river of grass with its wildlife. But, she incorporates pirates, and lightly touches on the history and culture of the Miccosukee and Seminoles who make th Although I've read all thirty of Heather Graham's previous Krewe of Hunters books, I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy Deadly Touch. I like the books that are set in historic settings such as Salem or New Orleans or Baltimore. But, I should trust Graham to handle that issue beautifully. She concentrates on the Everglades as an environment, the river of grass with its wildlife. But, she incorporates pirates, and lightly touches on the history and culture of the Miccosukee and Seminoles who make the area their home.Thirteen years ago, Raina Hamish was a fourteen-year-old camper with her school group in the Everglades. Axel Tiger was the storyteller, who told of pirate ships, and one cursed one. He was getting ready to leave for the Marines and then college. Like the other girls, Raina thought Axel was hot. But, she had the chance to talk to him late at night when she left her tent, and, in the lighting and the fog, saw the pirate ship. Axel knew she saw it, as he did.Now, Axel Tiger is an FBI special agent with the Krewe of Hunters, the division that specializes in unusual crimes. He's back in his home territory in Miami because, like thirteen years earlier, a woman has gone missing. And Raina Hamish sent the police directly to the body in the Everglades. While the police think she was involved in the abduction and murder of Jennifer Lowry. Axel's interested in her story. Raina was trying on a dress in a boutique, looked in the mirror, and saw Jennifer Lowry's death. Unlike the others, Axel is willing to believe her. And, he hopes to tap into her gift to help with the investigation.Raina and Axel remember their previous meeting, and that they both saw that pirate ship. Now, although Raina wants to deny her gift, she can't. She's now an animal trainer, with an unusual rapport with her dog, Titan. Somehow, she also has an unusual rapport with Jennifer, the dead woman. Once she realizes the murders may have been going on for thirteen years, and the killer uses the Everglades as a dump site, she's determined to help. She has to help law enforcement stop what's going on. She wants to make a difference.Graham successfully brings the past and the present together, with the help of the dead. She also brings together three groups of law officers. The paranormal elements, along with the romantic elements, are always essential in these crime novels. As I said, though, I'm always looking for the historical elements to fill in gaps. With the stories of the Seminoles and Miccosukee, Deadly Touch doesn't disappoint.
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  • Darla Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    Raina Hamish has a vision of a murdered body left in Florida's Everglades after trying on a dress in a Miami shop. Special Agent Axel Tiger is from the area and is back to help catch the killer or killers. Raina's vision may provide some clues and is the most they have for now. As Axel and Raina work together to nurture Raina's abilities, they're also double checking everything they have. But can they catch a killer before someone else is killed?I love this series and this book is a prime exampl Raina Hamish has a vision of a murdered body left in Florida's Everglades after trying on a dress in a Miami shop. Special Agent Axel Tiger is from the area and is back to help catch the killer or killers. Raina's vision may provide some clues and is the most they have for now. As Axel and Raina work together to nurture Raina's abilities, they're also double checking everything they have. But can they catch a killer before someone else is killed?I love this series and this book is a prime example of why. While the series is long, the author keeps it fresh and each book is as good as the first. It was well-written with wonderful characters. Full of action and intrigue, I was caught from the beginning and kept hooked until the end. The story is full of twists and turns, and will keep you on the edge of your seat. I'm very eager for the next book. I highly recommend both book and series which I suggest you read in order. If you're new to the series, you should at least read the books in each "trilogy" (and a couple "quartets") as they come out. This book is the second in its "trilogy".
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  • Meghan
    January 1, 1970
    Ghost stories at a camp setting sounded similar to another book In the series, but then the book took a quick turn and was uniquely its own. The names are fantastic, Axel Tiger May be the best name so far in the Krewe series.This is a typical Krewe story in that there is a great blend of history, nature, paranormal, crime solving, mystery and romance. Alex and Raina’s story includes animals, the Everglades and Native Americans which meant some fascinating history and ghost stories were shared as Ghost stories at a camp setting sounded similar to another book In the series, but then the book took a quick turn and was uniquely its own. The names are fantastic, Axel Tiger May be the best name so far in the Krewe series.This is a typical Krewe story in that there is a great blend of history, nature, paranormal, crime solving, mystery and romance. Alex and Raina’s story includes animals, the Everglades and Native Americans which meant some fascinating history and ghost stories were shared as well. Different from previous stories not many other Krewe members came to help in the case, but the local law enforcement had a unique insight into the Krewe. I thought I knew who the killer was because I did not like a certain character and thought that off putting personality must be a sign, but I was wrong! I did figure out who was involved in the crimes, but not until further in the story. This is a fast paced story and a great addition to the Krewe series. While this can be enjoyed on its own, I would recommend reading the books in order to fully precise the Krewe, characters and backstory!
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  • Veronica
    January 1, 1970
    It seemed like a typical Graham structured novel. But it was a slow start to build character developments, time, space, location. Too many friends involved that made it hard to remember which one was married to Len. Only Elly stands out best as she was the host during the fundraiser. The novel picked up right around/after the fundraiser and when the characters go information fishing at the coffee shop then the bar so to keep the pace going.I had to look up some wording while reading to understan It seemed like a typical Graham structured novel. But it was a slow start to build character developments, time, space, location. Too many friends involved that made it hard to remember which one was married to Len. Only Elly stands out best as she was the host during the fundraiser. The novel picked up right around/after the fundraiser and when the characters go information fishing at the coffee shop then the bar so to keep the pace going.I had to look up some wording while reading to understand location/layout. For example: hardwood hammocks are trees in the Everglades, not a comfort swing lol And chickee is a hut made of wood and grass/palm roofing (think stereotypical Hawaiian huts). So I learned some new vocabulary! and education regarding the Everglades too!The ending hit faster than I realized. The overdrive library version is 892 pages but really the novel ends in 842. The ending also felt rushed too, not a long build up to the climax. So poof, hey! it's... over?3.5 out of 5 Stars
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  • Sheri Heiner
    January 1, 1970
    Always sure to please.I've been reading this series since, well since before it was a series. Sometimes they might be predictable, other times a little sappy. Romantic with out too much detail which I really do appreciate. But foremost they are well crafted, exciting murder mysteries, with ghosts. History is one of my favorite things and these books weave true history with good story telling in just the right way. They become believable and that's a very good story. I highly recommend these book Always sure to please.I've been reading this series since, well since before it was a series. Sometimes they might be predictable, other times a little sappy. Romantic with out too much detail which I really do appreciate. But foremost they are well crafted, exciting murder mysteries, with ghosts. History is one of my favorite things and these books weave true history with good story telling in just the right way. They become believable and that's a very good story. I highly recommend these books for the reader who realizes that the dead are just people with hopes and dreams like anyone else.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    Raina was just trying on a dress when she was suddenly experiencing someone else's nightmare. Axel is with the FBI's elite Krewe of Hunters, and luckily happened to be on the case when Raina came in to report her experience. Experienced with those who can sense things others cannot, he takes Raina's report seriously, and begins to build a case that works to bring down a serial killer. Another entry in the Krewe of Hunters series, this one brings in both old and new characters.
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  • Lynnette
    January 1, 1970
    Raina tries on a dress and sees a lady being killed and her body being dumped in the Everglades. She calls the information in to the police and they find the lady's body Special Agent Axel is in Florida to investigate bodies that have been find in the Everglades. He goes to interview Raina and they discover that they met before 13 years ago! Axel and Raina team up to find the truth! A great book with romance, suspense, and adventure!
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  • Lynne
    January 1, 1970
    Always a pleasure to read another Krew book!Raina tried on a dress for a special occasion and her world changed forever. She saw a woman who was brutally murdered. This vision brought her and an old acquaintance together. Axel, a special unit FBI investigator, was in town to investigate a serial killer on the loose. As most of the Krew books go, there are many suspects, a new love born and a killer caught. Reading time well spent, in my opinion!
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  • Peggy
    January 1, 1970
    I so enjoy the Krewe of Hunters books, and you don't have to read them in order. I enjoy the new character and plus still having the old characters. The story line in this story was very interesting, about old bodies found in the everglades. They always end with a happy ending, even though you some bad people in the stories. The ideas of talking to ghosts to me is very interesting. If you want a good mystery try reading Heather Graham.
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  • Tammy Showman
    January 1, 1970
    Another Great ReadThis book was another great story! I love this series, you know there is always going to be murder, mystery, history and love. Each story is unique which is nice, its not the same old same old. It never gets boring. The story moved well, it didn’t grow tiresome or slow. Too soon, my book was over.... Until we meet again in September!
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  • Donna Hulsey
    January 1, 1970
    I love these Krewe stories. An FBI unit with special skills. This one is set in the Everglades in Florida where someone is murdering people and dropping their bodies off in the Everglades. Raina and Axel have a special bond- they met when Raina was on a camping trip in the Everglades. She was still in high school at the time.
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  • Crystal L Archer
    January 1, 1970
    Graham always deliversFor those who love the paranormal this book is a great read. I love the way she weaves cultural and historical information into her stories. She make it easy to see the people and places like you are there. If you like exciting fast paced plots you will love this book.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    Great ReadI love all the Krewe of Hunters books. They get better with each one. Raina is an animal trainer who tried on a dress and sees a body. She calls the police to tell them and of course they think she killed her. Follow Raine and FBI agent Axel as they solve the mystery. This is one of those books you just can't put down.
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  • curtis bliven
    January 1, 1970
    My reviewI pre ordered this book because I am a fan of heather Graham book. I was very disappointed with this one because the dialogue between the parties was stilted and very juvenile. The book dragged on and took forever to get on with the plot.
  • Michele bookloverforever
    January 1, 1970
    A woman trying on a dress suddenly has an esp connection to a murdered woman who had first tried on the same dress! More bodies and clues found..more new psychic experiences.....and a handsome and equally psychic fbi agent.
  • Regina S. Konior
    January 1, 1970
    Another great Krewe book. Axel and Raina are strong characters. I always enjoy the history elements of the story and the inclusion of previous characters. Hopefully some of the secondary characters will be included in future stories.
  • Marci Martin
    January 1, 1970
    Never DiappointsThis series of books is formulaic to be sure, but the writing is top notch with believable characters and fascinating historical background information. Each is fun to read and I look forward to the next one.
  • Cynthia
    January 1, 1970
    This review was originally posted on Cindy’s Book Stacks This review was originally posted on Cindy’s Book Stacks
  • Jess Gehlke
    January 1, 1970
    I have read just about every Krewe of hunters book, and this one is one of my favorites. I finished it in one day, and immediately wanted to re-read it.
  • Sheri Jesse
    January 1, 1970
    Great read. I really liked the characters and had absolutely no clue who the Killer was.
  • Wendy
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book by Heather Graham that I have read and I quickly fell in love with it! I even fell asleep with my reader in hand, because I couldn't put the book down! The plot is great, the setting is charming, the characters are realistic and believable AND likeable!! The author doesn't rely on drama in the romantic subplot to move the story forward, which is such a relief and happens less and less these days. I can whole heartedly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in sup This is the first book by Heather Graham that I have read and I quickly fell in love with it! I even fell asleep with my reader in hand, because I couldn't put the book down! The plot is great, the setting is charming, the characters are realistic and believable AND likeable!! The author doesn't rely on drama in the romantic subplot to move the story forward, which is such a relief and happens less and less these days. I can whole heartedly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in supernatural thrillers who are not gory, but rely on a great plot and characters. Please excuse me while I go read the other 30 books in this series!!(Please note that I received a free advance ecopy of this book without a review requirement, or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
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