Midnight in Savannah
It’s a city of beauty, history & haunting’s. And one of the most haunted places in Savannah is a tavern called The Dragonslayer, built in the 1750s. The current owner, Gus Anderson, is a descendant of the original innkeeper and his pirate brother, Blue.
Gus summons his granddaughter, Abigail, home from Virginia, where she’s studying at the FBI Academy. When she arrives, she’s devastated to find him dead. Murdered. But Abby soon learns that Gus isn’t the only one to meet a brutal and untimely end; there’ve been at least two other victims. Then Captain Blue Anderson starts making ghostly appearances, and the FBI’s paranormal investigation unit, The Krewe of Hunters, sends in Agent Malachi Gordon.
Abby and Malachi have a similar ability to connect with the dead and a similar stubbornness. Sparks immediately begin to fly: sparks of attraction and discord. But as the death toll rises, they have to trust each other or they, too, might find themselves among the dead haunting old Savannah!
Heather Graham is a talented writer. Not a single one of her books disappoints. This particular novel, excels with her usual writing style: humor, suspense, and romance. The plot is thick with twists. So many suspects sometimes with several motives or no clear motive until the ending. It’s always the one that’s close to the victim(s) that is the highest suspect. Yet narrowing them down into one or two is difficult. Heather Graham keeps me on the edge, guessing which one it will be. I along with Abby and Malachi never knew who and why until Heather Graham wanted us to know. I love that the most about her books!
For a suspense thriller, The Night is Alive, is phenomenal! Abby is a newly recruited and graduate of the FBI academy. Her grandparents own an old historic tavern with hidden tunnels. It turns out that her grandfather, Gus, stumbles upon a clue. He asks for her to come home to tell her. However, when she arrives, she finds her great-great-great uncle, Blue, leading her to her Gus. Gus dies for finding a clue and contacting Abby. Abby then takes time off to handle his affairs but is soon led into a murder investigation. Talk about having her first assignment…wow. That is also where, FBI agent recruit, Malachi comes onto the scene. He is sent down to investigate. Using his ability to see and hear ghost plus, his law enforcement background, he and Abby work together.
These characters are amazing! Abby wants to prove herself as a great FBI Agent. She feels she is but at times fails like she fails at it with Malachi around her. Malachi is just as strong as character as Abby. He trust his instinct and teaches Abby to trust hers. Together these two made the story come alive. Plus, the ghost, Blue, also made it heartfelt read.