I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Visitor by Amanda Stevens
Narrator: Kristine Hvam
Published by Tantor Audio on March 29, 2016
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal
Length: 10 hours, 30 minutes
Audio | Goodreads
My name is Amelia Gray. I'm the Graveyard Queen. Restoring lost and abandoned cemeteries is my profession, but I'm starting to believe that my true calling is deciphering the riddles of the dead. Legend has it that Kroll Cemetery is a puzzle no one has ever been able to solve. For over half a century, the answer has remained hidden within the strange headstone inscriptions and intricate engravings. Because uncovering the mystery of that tiny, remote graveyard may come at a terrible price. Years after their mass death, Ezra Kroll's disciples lie unquiet, their tormented souls trapped within the walls of Kroll Cemetery, waiting to be released by someone strong and clever enough to solve the puzzle. For whatever reason, I'm being summoned to that graveyard by both the living and the dead. Every lead I follow, every clue I unravel brings me closer to an unlikely killer and to a destiny that will threaten my sanity and a future with my love, John Devlin.
I don’t think anyone can create such an extraordinary sense of time and place better than Amanda Stevens. Coupled with the outstanding narration by Khristine Hvam who brings everything about it to life, this story finely immerses you in the city of Charleston and its environs. It’s impossible to not succumb to believing in ghosts, presences, spirits, dark and otherwise when listening to this series. It’s creepy and mesmerizing, putting me squarely in the story as if I was one of the characters.
I really enjoyed this long-awaited installment, even though at times it belabored some scenes. However, I was still content as I was transported to South Carolina and too spooked to leave. The ending remains a question, not really a cliffhanger, but a situation unresolved in keeping with the tempo of the story. Can’t wait for the next book!
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