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  • Writer's pictureAshley Mongrain

The Restorer (Graveyard Queen #1) | Mini Review

Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐


"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 the rules passed down from my father. But now a haunted police detective has entered my world and everything is changing, including the rules that have always kept me safe.


It started with the discovery of a young woman's brutalized body in an old Charleston graveyard I've been hired to restore. The clues to the killer, and to his other victims, lie in the headstone symbolism that only I can interpret. Devlin needs my help, but his ghosts shadow his every move, feeding off his warmth, sustaining their presence with his energy. 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 symbols lead me closer to the killer and to the gossamer veil that separates this world from the next."


 

The Restorer is the first novel in Graveyard Queen, a paranormal mystery series by Amanda Stevens.


This book was buried somewhere in my massive TBR, and I forgot it existed until I needed to find a book a teammate read in a reading challenge I was doing, and this popped up. I am rather happy I stumbled upon this because I ended up really enjoying it. I got through it in only a couple of hours and then proceeded to read the next two books.


I don't actually have much to say about this because I flew through it, but I am rather fond of mystery books where the main character can see ghosts, and this hit the spot a bit. Amelia naturally does end up sticking her head into places it shouldn't be and she asks a lot of questions, but she is a graveyard restorer after all, so she's gotta do what she's gotta do in order to solve the mystery.

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