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A New Orleans thriller
Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2021
After being underwhelmed by book 1 of the Krewe of Hunters series, Phantom Evil, I was pleased to find a more concise story and better character development in the 35th book in the series, The Unknown. The plot seemed far-fetched for the average Joes involved, but I enjoyed getting to know main characters Sienna and Ryder, who thankfully had at least a little chemistry before joining forces in the bedroom, and secondary characters like Sienna’s colleagues at the museum. Sienna’s grandmother, Granny K, was my favorite personality, thanks to her sassy observations and mild meddling.
I did find it a stretch that the book is described as being part of the Krewe series, since Ryder is a New Orleans detective who doesn’t become a member of the Krewe team until the book ends. Angela Hawkins from the original Krewe team does have a very small part in this tale and more recent Krewe member Fin a secondary role, but the story still seems more like a spin-off than a sequel. Perhaps Krewe books 2-34 follow a similar pattern.
There was a storyline involving rodents that seemed unnecessary and unsupported, as well as characters like Sienna’s parents that remained underdeveloped, but overall The Unknown was an enjoyable read.