DYING TO HAVE HER
Onyx, 6.99, Mar 2001, 385 pp.
Jane Dunne felt she finally was on her way to becoming a star. Though not quite there, Jane is a prima donna known for her temper tantrums on the set of the soap “Valentine Valley”. During a fit over having the TV show hire her own personal makeup man, a huge spotlight falls from the ceiling, killing Jane. Is the incident a tragic accident or was homicide committed and if the latter, occurred, who was the intended target as other people such as the director Jim Novac and the star Serena McCormack have enemies.
To protect Serena, the show hires the best private investigator in the area, Liam Murphy. They were once a hot entry before he dropped her. As the old attraction ignites, accidents pile up with Liam doing double duty to protect the woman he loves from an unknown assailant.
DYING TO HAVE HER just substantiates what the romance world has known for years and fans of suspense thrillers should discover quickly if they want to read a taut tale. Heather Graham is one of the best at providing suspense-filled and action packed story line containing two understandable lead charcaters and a strong secondary cast. Ms. Graham does it once more with this Valentine Valley tale that never slows down for a moment. Readers who try Ms. Graham for the first time will quickly be DYING TO HAVE HER long list of fantastic romantic suspense thrillers.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner