Series: Graveyard Queen #4
Published by Harlequin, MIRA on March 29, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Advance Reader Copy
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My name is Amelia Gray. I'm the Graveyard Queen.
Restoring lost and abandoned cemeteries is my profession, but I'm starting to believe that my true calling is deciphering the riddles of the dead. Legend has it that Kroll Cemetery is a puzzle no one has ever been able to solve. For over half a century, the answer has remained hidden within the strange headstone inscriptions and intricate engravings. Because uncovering the mystery of that tiny, remote graveyard may come at a terrible price.
Years after their mass death, Ezra Kroll's disciples lie unquiet, their tormented souls trapped within the walls of Kroll Cemetery, waiting to be released by someone strong and clever enough to solve the puzzle. For whatever reason, I'm being summoned to that graveyard by both the living and the dead. Every lead I follow, every clue I unravel brings me closer to an unlikely killer and to a destiny that will threaten my sanity and a future with my love, John Devlin.
I have been waiting forEVER for this!
Amelia Gray has been living her life by strict rules, the number one rule being, don’t let the dead know you can see them. Her father taught her that. Being that she restores cemeteries, you’d think she’d see a ton of ghosts there. According to her, the cemeteries are actually quite peaceful. It’s her personal life that’s full of ghosts. And this time, something got into her home, her sanctuary. And she’s frightened.
Certain things keep “coincidentally” falling in her lap. A photograph, a name, a new job, seeing a weird shadow where there shouldn’t be one…
The cemetery she’s asked to restore is one surrounded in local folklore, and shrouded in mystery and rumor. She can barely find the place, let alone, restore it, and yet, she feels pulled to it.
When she finds an old stereograph (a type of old photo) in her basement, but the image has her own face staring back at her, things start to get scary.
Trying to figure out why strange things are happening at this graveyard, and why she’s so compelled to solve the mystery surrounding it become her main focus. When her boyfriend John Devlin starts to pull away, she begins to realize so much more is happening in her life than she thought.
She’s trying to come to terms with the idea that instead of ignoring the dead, she should help them, she’s trying to solve the mysteries of the graveyard, and the old photo, meanwhile she’s trying to keep her relationship from falling apart.
It’s not easy being the Graveyard Queen.
Eerily beautiful, haunting and entrancing, you won’t want to miss this book!
***ARC courtesy of MIRA