ABOUT THE BOOK
Girl At the Grave by Teri Bailey Black
Publisher: Tor Teen | Release Date: August 7, 2018 | Genre: Young Adult -- Historical Fiction, Mystery
Valentine has spent years trying to outrun her mother's legacy. But small towns have long memories, and when a new string of murders occurs, all signs point to the daughter of a murderer.
Only one person believes Valentine is innocent—Rowan Blackshaw, the son of the man her mother killed all those years ago. Valentine vows to find the real killer, but when she finally uncovers the horrifying truth, she must choose to face her own dark secrets, even if it means losing Rowan in the end.
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MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
It has been many years since I have read such a compelling, total baffling historical romance/mystery!
Throughout the book, I was constantly changes my theories on "Who did it"!
This very talented author captivates the reader's interest from the very first page, then slowly builds the intrigue and mystery of the plot until the very last two pages!
The characters immediately became familiar to s reader, with a perfect mix for the time period. The scenes were vivid and easily visualized. A definite connection between the reader and the story was almost immediate - which is an accomplishment most authors struggle to do, and few succeed.
The Book cover and Title were attractive and well-chosen.
I enjoy many series but it is nice to read a book occasionally that appears to be a "stand alone", although the lives of these individuals could continue very interestingly. Whether the author intends to allow the reader to imagine the future of these individuals or will continue in her journey with sequels, we'll just need to await for her next novel, which I hope is soon!
She is definitely "in the running" for a new "favorite"!!
Young Adults and Adults alike will thrill in being caught up in this amazing mystery! It is even totally "clean"!
I offer a solid Five Stars rating*This book was gifted to me with no request for a positive review. This is my honest review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Teri Bailey Black grew up near the beach in southern California in a large, quirky family with no television or junk food, but an abundance of books and art supplies. She’s happiest when she’s creating things, whether it’s with words, fabric, or digging in the garden. She makes an amazing chocolate cherry cake—frequently. She and her husband have four children and live in Orange County, California.
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