"Sleep well, and stay where I put you."
Claysville is small and quaint, the type of town where everyone knows everyone and nothing is a secret...or maybe there are secrets, BIG secrets. A town where the peculiar habits of a little old lady just seem normal and harmless, but there's so much more to the story, so much more.
Grave Minder is a small town story with an element of fright. It's written softly, without being too dramatic or fluffy, but it's definitely not your cliche "ghost in the attic" horror story; it's refreshingly unique and captivating. I wasn't hiding under the covers afraid to peer outside the safety of my reading nook, but I did get goose bumps quite a few times throughout the book.
Even though Grave Minder is not a standalone, I don't know that I will be reaching for the sequels any time soon. It certainly wasn't a bad book; in fact I really enjoyed it, but it ends in such a way that didn't have me on the edge of my seat itching to start the next book. In fact, I don't think Melissa Marr intended for it to become the first in a series either, but it is!
P.S. - I am itching for cool temps and brisk fall days, pumpkin spice and scary (but corny) Halloween movies. Hence the reason why I picked up Grave Minder in the first place! Happy reading!
An avid reader with a thirst for knowledge, and adventure through words printed on paper.
Books Read in 2020
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