This book blended history and fiction quite well. The author wrote the whole story based solely upon some actual graves she found. She wove mystery around these graves and her fictional characters and town until you couldn’t help but be wrapped up in all of their story lines.
I went into this thinking it would have a supernatural twist and was really happy that in the end it was a good ole fashioned mystery! I am not usually into historical fiction, but I really enjoyed this book!
Each character had their own personality and back story, allowing me to enjoy their interactions and feel empathy for their lives. The writing was really good and I couldn’t put the book down. Once again, you could tell the author did her research. Was it all historically accurate? Of course not, historical fiction rarely is, but it was good enough that I didn’t question much.
I have often wondered about old graves and the people who were buried in them and what their family was like, how they died, how they lived…This author has done something I love and managed to market it so it isn’t sick, but very interesting and a little creepy!