Graveyard Queen, Book 4
Synopsis: 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.
Review: It’s been a long time since I was waiting for a new book in the Graveyard Queen series but we knew that three volumes would come out later. Having spent a great time with the previous stories, I was curious to immerse myself in the further adventures of Amelia Gray and to find out what Amanda Stevens had in store for us! It took some time for the release of the fourth volume, but it is with pleasure that I immediately jumped on it!
I was nervous while starting the novel because I finally struggled to get into the story at first. I thought all was starting slowly and I was nervous that it would stay that way throughout the novel. But no, this is not the case and the author takes us one more time in her history that keeps us in suspense throughout the chapters.
Now that all the problems related to Devlin or at last the most urgent cases are solved, our heroine finds herself embarked on a whole new story. Indeed, it would appear that she is now haunted by a ghost despite the rules she has tried to follow throughout her life. Amelia will then do everything to understand what is happening and try to determine what all the objects she finds mean. But it is also in this context that she will end up diving into her past, discovering some revelations which she did not expect at all (and neither do we) related to a sort of town massacred in mass several years ago. Called by this place, she is also engaged to restore the cemetery and to discover its secrets. Yet it could be that those secrets are more dangerous than expected and could bring a very powerful entity among her people. In addition to this, Amelia must also manage her relationship with Devlin which is quite complicated and it’s true that I’m really curious to find out more about his family and all that is happening, especially after such a purpose. But this is not the first thing started here as we discover a new threat that could become more prevalent in the future.
So yes, again I had a great time with this new volume and as always Amanda Stevens has really carried me away with her history. Amelia is easy to understand mainly because of what she must endure and we hope that she will have a nice ending despite all the events. Many new mysteries are set in motion and I look forward to read more!