Synopsis: Deep in the shadowy foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies a dying town…
My name is Amelia Gray. They call me The Graveyard Queen. I’ve been commissioned to restore an old cemetery in Asher Falls, South Carolina, but I’m coming to think I have another purpose here.
Why is there a cemetery at the bottom of Bell Lake? Why am I drawn time and again to a hidden grave I’ve discovered in the woods? Something is eating away at the soul of this town—this withering kingdom—and it will only be restored if I can uncover the truth.
So it’s true we don’t have the rest of the Devlin’s story, something I was impatient to read, but this deception didn’t last, hell no! So many things happen in this book, things we can’t even wonder about. Like in the first book the investigation is very interesting and we only want to have all our answers.
Amelia is hired in a small town to restore a neglected graveyard. But what a surprise, when she arrives the people doesn’t even know why she is here. They just want her to leave their city and soon. Indeed, it’s this city which intrigues me at first, everything here is so strange and I don’t even speak about the persons who live there.
Amanda Stevens succeeded to create an oppressive and intriguing atmosphere all along the story and it allows us to really understand the Amelia discomfort around her. We ask ourselves a lot of questions about each character in this ghost town. Everyone is so secret, they hide so many things, it’s really interesting. And what can we say about Thane? This man who tries to charm Amelia as soon as he sees her. He is so mysterious, so interesting, and so desirous to learn more about our heroine. And, we only want one thing: learn more about him!
It’s impossible to put the book down until the end of the story. Indeed, we learn the true little by little, exacerbating our curiosity continually. We fall in love with Angus this beaten, heart breaking dog. It’s so nice to see Amelia with this little fantastic animal.
I didn’t expect all these revelations we learn at the end of the book. We can only be surprised, it’s awesome. It allows us to understand a little more our heroine, her gifts and her relationship with her family. And now we have some new questions (Yes!!! Again!). I can’t wait the third book to know more about them. I have to confess I was more than happy to read this second novel so fast but… How will I wait the third one??? Well if you don’t know this series yet, I recommend it, you won’t be disappointed.