Girl at the Grave
Author: Teri Bailey Black
Publication Date: August 7th, 2018
Publisher: Tor Teen
Synopsis: 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.
“With its vibrant, atmospheric setting and lush, captivating prose, Girl at the Grave is a searing Gothic story of love and murder that will burn in readers’ hearts and minds long after reading.” ―#1 New York Times bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco
“Girl at the Grave kept me up late at night with its non-stop secrets, twists, and scandals. An entertaining homage to classic Gothic romances that will keep readers guessing until the very last chapter.” ―Cat Winters, author of Odd & True
I love creepy, Gothic like young adult novels – I love when they give me the chills, I love when I read them and think that maybe I should sleep with the lights on, and I love when I get so absorbed in them like I did with Girl at the Grave.
The mystery aspect of Girl at the Grave was amazing – I mean, I really loved the whole trying to find out who the murderer is while being accused thing that the book had going on – and the characters? Oh my gosh, I really felt like I could connect with them and I ended up really loving Rowan, who is the only guy in town who believes that the main character, Valentine, didn’t actually commit the murders that everyone thinks she has.
I could go into a detailed overview but I think that would kind of take away from unraveling the mystery when you read the book, so I won’t. But I will talk about how awesome of a plot this book had, and how easy it was to really get into it and be excited for everything going on.
The author’s writing style is the kind that really hooks you, so be prepared to spend hours sitting and reading this book, because you won’t want to put it down. When I started it, I read and read, saying “one more chapter” over and over again, because I wanted to see how the story would turn out. Eventually, I just finished the book after walking around with it stuck in my hands the entire day.
Not only is there a murder mystery going on, but the setting – the whole town – has a really creepy vibe going on that makes the story the kind of story where you are completely on the edge of your seat the whole way through.
Need to squeeze in one more mystery before the end of summer? Girl at the Grave will definitely satisfy!
Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
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. Girl at the Grave is her debut novel.
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