Graveyard Queen, Book 3
Synopsis: My name is Amelia Gray.I am the Graveyard Queen, a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. My father passed down four rules to keep me safe and I’ve broken every last one. A door has opened and evil wants me back.In order to protect myself, I’ve vowed to return to those rules. But the ghost of a murdered cop needs my help to find his killer. The clues lead me to the dark side of Charleston—where witchcraft, root doctors and black magic still flourish—and back to John Devlin, a haunted police detective I should only love from afar.Now I’m faced with a terrible choice: follow the rules or follow my heart.
Review: I think I’m totally in love with this series. Amanda Stevens has a particular writing style I really enjoy. Her books are very different from some we can read. We can find some good investigations, a dark story and a well developed plot all along the story. All these elements make an exceptional novel. It’s a real pleasure to read a book like that.
I was a little disappointed in the second volume to not see Devlin, and I hoped it would have changed in this volume. What can I say? My wish has been granted and more than I thought. We learned so many things about Amelia in the second book but there is so much we could discover about Devlin. Well, you know, he is a mysterious man with a dark past. But in this novel, all the truths are reveled to us all along the story. Like always, everything was a real surprise. Amanda manages each time to astonish us with a coherent and fascinating story.
Amelia is one more time confronted to some events that are beyond her. Fremont asks her to help him for finding his murderer. Does she have any choices? Not at all! And he will stay, haunting her until she could find the truth. But this same truth will lead her in paths where she would never have dared to venture. Overhearing some conversations that will change everything she thought about the persons who evolve around her. It was really intriguing to discover what was going on, to elaborate many hypothesizes, and to understand that I was wrong all the time.
Amelia will cross the path of a really strange character: Darius. We don’t exactly know what he is, or even what his powers are but he is a dark multifaceted man. We ask ourselves a lot of questions about him, but we finally don’t have a lot of answers. He wants something from Amelia but we don’t know what, or his reasons, and I confess it was quite frustrating.
Mariama and Shani are very present in this story. We can really know who Mariama was, and I wonder how Devil was able to endure her for so long. I think we can’t even know how perverse she was from the start until the end. We can understand a lot of things thanks to this novel, about all the characters. Because of course, they all have an important part in the story and we will discover all their nature and personality.
I was hooked by the story all along the book and it was very difficult to put it down. It’s a wonderful book I can only recommend. I still hope I could learn more of course and I will read the next novel with pleasure even if I’m sure it will be difficult to wait.