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Audie Award Nominee, Fantasy, 2013
Never acknowledge the dead.
Never stray far from hallowed ground.
Never get close to the haunted.
Never, ever tempt fate.
My name is Amelia Gray. I'm a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. In order to protect myself from the parasitic nature of the dead, I've always held fast to these rules passed down from my father…until now.
Detective John Devlin needs my help to find a killer, but he is haunted by ghosts who shadow his every move. To warn him would be to invite them into my life. I've vowed to keep my distance, but the pull of his magnetism grows ever stronger even as the headstone symbols lead me closer to truth and to the gossamer veil that separates this world from the next.
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By d.e.matthews on 05-22-12
WOW!!! What a series~
Amanda Stevens is a new author for me and I have to admit that the only reason I downloaded this book was because Khristine Hvam narrated it and I am so happy I did! I am now a fan of Amanda Stevens and I am looking forward to downloading other books by her, (even those not narrated by Khristine Hvam)! She has a way with words that made me feel like I had a ghost touching my hair! Goose bumps galore! This is hands down, a 100% "make you FEEL and SEE" story, and an awesome author and narrator combo. I am now hooked! For me, there was a gothic romance feel to "The Graveyard Queen", Amelia, the main character. And the idea of someone who is so passionate about graveyard restoration.......just wow! I NEVER expected it to end the way it did and was surprised by the "who done it". I don't like to give anything of the story away, so all I can suggest is to read the book blurb, listen to the sample offered and just ENJOY. Downloading book 2 now!
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By beth on 04-25-12
A Perfect Ghost Tale!
Stop everything and read this book. Talk about creepy, hair raising, bone-chilling, endearing, who-done-it awesomeness! Add in a tortured love interest haunted by a tragic past and a fiery, brave heroine that can see ghosts and you have a perfect book.
Set in Charleston, South Carolina the location is as much a character in the book as the complicated people in the story. Amanda Stevens has a real gift painting an image with her words that will linger days after the read. Just be warned that some of the images are quite horrific. I am already half way through the next book but am too much of a weenie to read it alone after dark or I would have finished it already.
I listened to this on audio and have to say that is one of the best narrations I have heard. The southern accents are done beautifully and add a real charm to the book.
Amanda Stevens is an instant favorite of mine and I will read everything she writes. (except maybe, The Dollmaker, just the cover gives me nightmares)
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