author: Heather Graham
series: The Keepers Trilogy #1
published: 28 September 2010
genre(s): fantasy, romance
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Jagger will stop at nothing to find the murderer— including working with the sensual and suspicious Fiona. As more die, it becomes clear that this isn't the work of an ordinary vampire. No one is safe. So when the killer's attention turns to Fiona, will Jagger risk destroying his own species to protect the woman he so passionately desires?
The Keepers: Three extraordinary sisters, balancing the duties of their birthrights and the yearnings of their hearts…
The Keepers is the first novel in a new trilogy, each by a different author. Fiona MacDonald, along with her sisters Caitlyn and Shauna, have jobs that most of the rest of the world doesn’t know exist. They are the Keepers of New Orleans, charged with keeping order among the supernatural races that have settled in their city. When a killer begins killing beautiful blonde women, the three sisters, particularly Fiona, are faced with the first real challenge they have faced as Keepers since inheriting the job from their parents.
A long-time fan of Heather Graham’s, I was thrilled when this book, and the following two, were offered to me as review reads from the publisher. I generally love Graham’s writing style, but I did find the prologue a little difficult to get through, as it was primarily informational, rather than an integral part of the story, to set the stage for the paranormal aspects of the plot. That being said, once I was past it and into the main part of the book, it was engaging and well-paced. I liked Fiona as a main character, her struggle to prove herself as a Keeper being relatable. I also liked Jagger as the main male character, as he struggled to overcome the stereotypes of his own race. The two together were a force of good and I liked that, although I did feel like the romance between them was a little rushed. The plot was fast-paced, with lots of twists and turns and unexpected events. I love a whodunit that keeps me engaged to the end and that keeps me off-kilter, and The Keepers did that for me.