ISBN: 0-373-51391-7 (Silhouette Bombshell)
Finished: 3 October 2007
Who: Katie Trillo and Ben Fisher
3rd in the Grail Keepers trilogy
Summary: When you curse your enemy, you curse yourself, too. Non-practicing witch Kate Trillo learned this when she walked in on her sister’s murder and fought off the gloating killer. Staring into his cold eyes, she spoke the words that would make his life a living hell until she could get vengeance; and then the strangest accidents began happening to her. To make matters worse, the killer had a perfect alibi or a look-alike. Had Kate said the wrong name, or was something wicked afoot? By uncovering her own secret heritage and finding a long-lost goddess grail, Kate might learn the truth. But would the truth set her sister’s killer free?
Comments: In the third Grail Keeper book, the grail-hunting duties have fallen to Kate Trillo, whose sister Diana was murdered for her Hekate cup. Katie is reluctant to search for the real goddess grail; she would rather it stay hidden than accidentally lead Victor Fisher — Diana’s murderer — to it’s resting place. Then Victor turns his attention to Katie’s cousin in Athens.
Helping Katie in her efforts to protect her cousin Eleni, and find the cup, is Ben Fisher. I liked Ben from the first. Poor guy. His identical twin brother murdered Diana and used his name. He’s constantly being mistaken for Victor and having to endure being hauled off to prove himself innocent of his brother’s misdeeds. He doesn’t know that Katie has him under a spell — and that his attraction to her may or may not be real. Though he doesn’t deny Victor’s guilt in Diana’s murder, Ben can’t help thinking that his brother was a victim as well. Their parents were murdered and Victor had witnessed it. Ben’s a real sweetheart.
I still enjoyed this book as much as the other two, though it took a moment to get used to Katie after having Maggi as a guide for two books. Maggi does make an appearance, though it is very brief. Overall, I liked the idea behind the goddess worship and how they could’ve all been connected. And I like the way Evelyn Vaughn tells a story. Can’t wait to read her Madonna Key books.