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It's hard to believe this series is on number 28, and I'm just now finding it. I used to read Heather Graham a lot and got away from the genre for a while, so when I saw this one, I thought I'd check it out. Thankfully, this one seems to stand on its own, at least I didn't feel like I was missing anything as the characters interacted. The story is a little bit crime thriller, a little bit paranormal mystery, and even a little bit romance. It does have a rather slow start, and there are several characters to get to know. We do get a kind of cast of characters summary at the beginning, and that helps but can be a pain to go back and forth to if there are questions. I really enjoyed getting the backstory about the Inn, and the author does a wonderful job of inserting it into the story organically as things progress. I also liked the ghost element, but would've liked to have seen more of that. In the end, I liked the story. I didn't love it, but for me, it fell firmly into the fair to midland range.