The Awakening by Amanda Stevens

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My Facebook status this morning read, “You know a series is good when, despite knowing you’re on the verge of a migraine, you continue to read.” I was 64% through the book and savoring every word.

To those who have experienced or do experience migraines, my status should speak volumes about the series. In pain – couldn’t stop reading. Exhausted – couldn’t stop reading. Trying to get some web design work done, had to stop because I couldn’t stop thinking about reading.

There have been very few books that compelled me to read them, be damned everything else. This series, this book in the series, in particular, was one of those books for me. Five-stars just isn’t enough. There wasn’t a moment I wasn’t on the edge of my seat. I’d held my breath for so long at one point that when I stood, I felt lightheaded.

Now I’m going to go sleep off this migraine and book hangover because I have more books to read and review.

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T I T L E: 

S E R I E S: The Graveyard Queen (Nº 6)

A U T H O R:  Amanda Stevens

P U B L I S H • D A T E : March 28,2017

P U B L I S H E R: MIRA

I S B N: 9780778317685

Thriller, Mystery, Paranormal

Awakening-Amanda-Stevens

Shush…lest she awaken…

My name is Amelia Gray, and I’m a cemetery restorer who lives with the dead. An anonymous donor has hired me to restore Woodbine Cemetery, a place where the rich and powerful bury their secrets. Forty years ago, a child disappeared without a trace and now her ghost has awakened, demanding that I find out the truth about her death. Only I know that she was murdered. Only I can bring her killer to justice. But the clues that I follow—a haunting melody and an unnamed baby’s grave—lead me to a series of disturbing suspects.

For generations, The Devlins have been members of Charleston’s elite. John Devlin once turned his back on the traditions and expectations that came with his birthright, but now he has seemingly accepted his rightful place. His family’s secrets make him a questionable ally. When my investigation brings me to the gates of his family’s palatial home, I have to wonder if he is about to become my mortal enemy.

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