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The Whispering Dead – Darcy Coates


The Whispering Dead (Gravekeeper #1)

Darcy Coates

Synopsis: Homeless, hunted, and desperate to escape a bitter storm, Keira takes refuge in an abandoned groundskeeper’s cottage. Her new home is tucked away at the edge of a cemetery, surrounded on all sides by gravestones: some recent, some hundreds of years old, all suffering from neglect.

And in the darkness, she can hear the unquiet dead whispering.

The cemetery is alive with faint, spectral shapes, led by a woman who died before her time… and Keira, the only person who can see her, has become her new target. Determined to help put the ghost to rest, Keira digs into the spirit’s past life with the help of unlikely new friends, and discovers a history of deception, ill-fated love, and murder.

But the past is not as simple as it seems, and Keira’s time is running out. Tangled in a dangerous web, she has to find a way to free the spirit… even if it means offering her own life in return.

My Rating: 3.25 stars – rounded to 3 stars.

cover 4; characters 3; plot 3; pace 3; writing 4; enjoyment 3

My Review: THE WHISPERING DEAD was a wee bit short in my opinion and I would have liked it to be a bit more fleshed out, but as a first in a series, I’ll let that slide.

I liked the plot that was here, but again I feel like there could have been more (I have already started book 2 and I think it’s doing a better job of story fleshing out). It did also have some creep factor but not a lot. Definitely not on the level of The Haunting of Ashburn House, but still enough to be enjoyable.

Overall, a decent read. Enough to make me want to move on to book 2.

To see more reviews & purchase links, check this book out on Goodreads.

To see more of my reviews, head over to the reviews page on my website.

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