Let The Dead Sleep: Book Review

Bon week-end a tous! I'll be working for the most part but for all of you enjoying a few days off relaxing, I wish you well. Soak it up for me if you can. I just finished reading the selection for the Literary Junkies Book Club the other day and just had to share it with all of you. I was absolutely floored by it. It was one of those that no matter how tired you were, you cannot stop reading. It's called Let the Dead Sleep by Heather Graham.

I'm not really sure how to summarize this story without giving away too many details so I'm going to keep it brief. It's set in New Orleans which is so much fun. The main character's name is Danielle Cafferty (Danni). Her father dies and she is basically forced into this life role she wants nothing to do with at first yet she feels a great responsibility towards whatever that role is. Her new life begins when a woman walks into her shop worried about a statue that she claims killed her husband and wants Danni to take it from her. (Side note: Danni inherited a shop from her father that carried antiques and all kinds of fun, old artifacts.)

From there on, Danni's whole world is completely turned around and she takes on a role that she fears at first but soon enough embraces as her destiny. Along the way, Danni meets a PI named Michael Quinn. Quinn has a complicated past. He went from a troubled football star to everyday hero and Danni is hell-bent on finding out why. It turns out that fate had big plans bringing these two together because the evil in the world has nothing against them. Get ready for sparks to fly too because the chemistry between these two is absolutely sizzling.

Danni and Quinn follow this statue everywhere fighting evil and saving lives where they can. It's a suspenseful mystery that leaves you afraid of the dark yet completely full of curiosity. Is Danni safe? Will they find this thing and how do they stop it? What is really going on and who is the one behind it all? You won't want to put it down, I can guarantee. I give Graham five stars. She did an amazing job with this.

Here is the summary from Goodreads:

It was stolen from a New Orleans grave – the centuries-old bust of an evil man, a demonic man. It’s  object desired by collectors – and by those with wickedness in their hearts.

One day, its current owner shows up at Danni Cafferty’s antiques shop on Royal Street, the shop she inherited from her father. But before Danni can buy the statue, it disappears, the owner is found dead…and Danni discovers that she’s inherited much more than she realized. In the store is a book filled with secret writing: instructions for defeating evil entities. She’d dismissed it as a curiosity…until the arrival of this statue, with its long history of evil and even longer trail of death.

Michael Quinn, former cop and now private investigator, is a man with an unusual past. He believes that doing the right thing isn’t a job – it’s a way of life. And the right thing to do is find and destroy this object weighted with malevolent powers. He and Danni are drawn together in their search for the missing statue, following it through sultry New Orleans nights to hidden places in the French Quarter and secret ceremonies on abandoned plantations.

Cafferty and Quinn already know that trust in others can be misplaced, that love can be temporary. And yet their connection is primal. Mesmerizing. They also know that their story won’t end when this case is closed and the dead rest in peace once again.