by Kylie Brant

November 2009
ISBN: 978-0-425-23114-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

Waking The Dead is the last in the three part series The Mindhunters. Once again Kylie Brant kept me awake until three in the morning to finish her book. I did not want to put it down until I found out who had done it and if the two main characters had a future in store for them.

When a small town in Oregon needs help after seven sets of skeletal remains are found by Zach Sharper, a request is made to Raiker Forensics - and the superlative is what they get. But when forensic anthropologist Caitlin Fleming arrives many heads will turn. She is also one of the top former models and her poster used to be on most young menís bedroom wall.

Zach Sharper is hired by the local sheriff department to help Caitlin as a guide for the Willamette Forest. As she pieces together clues with the help of her assistant she finds idiosyncratic marks that tell them a bit about each person. The only things there are no skulls Ė which means their unsub must be keeping them as a trophy.

Zach is attracted to Cait, but knows it more than likely would not be a good thing to act upon. He seems to be a person who is a loner and only comes to town when in need of food, his business being a night between the sheets. Once this job is done heíll go back to his one acre of land and be alone, just the way he claims he likes it.

Will these two be able to work together without letting the sexual needs and attraction hurt the case? Will Cait be able to deal with her personal life while in Oregon? Will the killer feel he needs to kill these two because theyíre to close?

You donít need to read all three books for each can stand alone. I would recommend it though for Kylie Brant has written a really impressive series. She reminds me of a few great writers. If you love Kay Hooperís writing you will also love Ms. Brantís writing too.

Reviewed in November 2009 by Theresa.

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