Series: The Graveyard Queen, #5
My Rating: 5
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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It's been a year since Amelia Gray and Devlin have parted, a year since the events at Kroll Cemetery, and Amelia is seeking a bit of a break from everything and is currently restoring a cemetery in Beaufort County. But she finds anything but peace and tranquility there. She finds, instead a body and a history in the small town that is straight out of a horror movie, filled with sadistic rituals, possession of the body and soul, sinister secret societies and she doesn't know who to trust. Like Amelia, I distrusted everyone throughout the novel. This is why I was on pins and needles throughout the entire book.
The more Amelia discovers and experiences, the less I trusted anyone. Most especially disturbing was Detective Kendrick, who Amelia was strangely drawn to, drawn to in a way that fascinated and frightened me (and Amelia for that matter) and I didn't know if he was friend or foe. What threw me off in this novel was I was expecting Devlin to at least appear in the story, and although he is present in the events, it's not in the way I expected, and I don't know what the future will hold for him and Amelia. Now I'm even more afraid than I was before reading the novel of what other horrors and tests and discoveries Amelia might face.
This is an enthralling series and each novel is better than the last. I love the style of the author, and the eerie settings, odd histories and intense characters just draw me further and further into this world. As much as I dread what might happen next, I also crave it, and I cannot wait to read the next novel in this spooky and haunting series.
I received an ARC copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.