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Subject: Anybody a Heather Graham reader?
Date Posted: 9/20/2008 12:38 PM ET
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I've been tempted all week to order one of her books because I'd love a good ghost story but I can't decide in looking at the reviews if these are more "romances" or thriller type books?   The reviews leave me wondering if her books have a Harlequin feel to them and I don't think I'd care for them if they did.   How is her writing?  

Date Posted: 9/20/2008 3:13 PM ET
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It's been a few months since I've read one of her ghost stories, with a lot of books under the bridge since then, but I'll try to answer.   IIRC, the ghost books are about 80% suspense, with a subplot of romance.  It's not that different from most detective stories, where the main character has an established relationship with a partner/sidekick.  There's just an evolving romantic relationship as the story progresses in the Graham novels.

Date Posted: 9/20/2008 4:38 PM ET
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I love her books!  And everything Sharon said about her writing is true.

Date Posted: 9/20/2008 5:04 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/20/2008 7:50 PM ET
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I read one of ghost books and it didn't have much romance. There was a bit of a romance in it but not like her actual romance books.  I didn't find the romance in it anymore prevalient than many straight mystery books.  I've read several of those recently (written by men I might add) that had sex scenes and a romantic element. 

For the life of me I cannot remember the ghost book of hers that I read. It was about Americans renting a castle in Scotland to run a medievil tourist show only to find out :A that the owner didn't give permission to have it rented out and B: that it's haunted-there's also a serial killer in the area. Something like that. It was good and not heavy on the romance although a couple of the charactes do get together.  I'm still blanking on the name.

Date Posted: 9/20/2008 8:17 PM ET
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Thank you everyone!   I think I'm going to try one and see how it is.   I love that show International Ghost Hunters and her plots remind me of this show.  :)

Date Posted: 9/21/2008 1:09 AM ET
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Mary, I saw your post about reading one of hers that you couldn't remember the name...I just picked up that book and it is called The Presence...I hope it's a good one...

Date Posted: 9/23/2008 8:38 PM ET
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Yes I think that was it.  I think I have Ghost walk somewhere in the stacks of books around here.