Series: Graveyard Queen #2
Publication: April 19, 2011
Reviewed By: Amber R.
Amelia Gray has always been aware of ghosts, and now she travels all over the South cleaning up forgotten or abandoned graveyards. When an enigmatic yet haunted police detective asks for her help to trap a serial killer, their growing attraction constitutes the very gravest of threats.
Amelia has a gift or a curse, depending on how you look at it. She can see ghosts, they can see her, and sometimes they know she can see them. Her father has the same ability, starting from the age of 9 her father teaches her all about the rules that come along with seeing ghosts. You are supposed to ignore the ghosts, don't look into their eyes, don't let them know that you can see them because they can latch onto you and you will never get rid of them. Amelia spends her entire life following these rules. Until she starts working on restoring Oak Grove Cemetery.
The mysterious, sexy, all business Detective John Devlin approaches her one evening to assist in a murder investigation. Amelia is immediately attracted to him, which is quite surprising because she's always played it safe. She agrees to help and quickly becomes entrenched in an investigation that is spiraling out of control. The murderer is escalating, Amelia is drawn to Devlin even though she shouldn't be, even though he's a haunted man.
There are a lot of players in this book, possible suspects that are friends and acquaintances of Amelia. Not too mention it seems like the killer and Devlin both have Amelia in their sights, as do Devlin's ghosts. This book doesn't stop. There is constantly something going on and the plot is constantly progressing and developing. Easily one of my favorite books of the year, I can't wait to read the rest of the series.