This book teeters a little unsuccessfully between romance, suspense, and the paranormal thriller. I liked the idea of pirates and ghosts, history and buried treasure but I just was never really sold on the whole book. I feel like Heather Graham spent so much time trying to dazzle us with her knowledge of the Keys, Bahama, and the Bermuda Triangle that she left the important plot points until kind of late and the ending was very rushed and a little illogical. Since the plot is based on a slasher movie that became a real murder mystery it's ironic that this book has the unsatisfying ending of most slasher movies--you know that ending where everything is haphazardly wrapped up in the last 5 minutes (or pages in this case), the logistics of the murders are never really resolved, and the murderers become stereotypical one-dimensional crazies. And of course our hero and heroine proclaim their everlasting love to each other. I swear there was more love and romance between the friendly ghosts who haunt our hero than there was between the two main protagonists. And they made very limited appearances. I liked this book all right for an easy beach read but I think it tried to be too many genres at once. I've liked Heather Graham's books in the past--mostly her historicals--but I just found this particular book unsatisfying. I don't think I'll read any more of her suspense stories. A successful suspense story needs a good payoff at the end and this just didn't have it.
Now that I finished all three books, I gave them 4 stars. I loved the ghost, Bartholomew and his interactions in all the books. I enjoyed the ghost parts more then all the hot sex scenes, but overall I loved the books!
Heather Graham is one of my Favorite Authors,The ones I really like are the ones dealing with ghosts.She make's them come alive. She didn't disappoint me with this one.
Looking forward to the 2nd and third ones.