Audie Award Nominee, Fantasy, 2013
Never acknowledge the dead.
Never stray far from hallowed ground.
Never get close to the haunted.
Never, ever tempt fate.
My name is Amelia Gray. I'm a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. In order to protect myself from the parasitic nature of the dead, I've always held fast to these rules passed down from my father…until now.
Detective John Devlin needs my help to find a killer, but he is haunted by ghosts who shadow his every move. To warn him would be to invite them into my life. I've vowed to keep my distance, but the pull of his magnetism grows ever stronger even as the headstone symbols lead me closer to truth and to the gossamer veil that separates this world from the next.
©2012 Amanda Stevens (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
The main character reminded me of a southern version of the character Hyacinth Bucket from the show "keeping up appearances" without the irony.
A better plot, a main character one would want to identify with; a reader that didn't slip into painfully sounding vocal cliches would have brought this up to a 4 or 5 star experience.
Several of the main characters could have been developed in a way that drove the story. The writing is lazy, so many lost opportunities.
Don't waste your credits on this one. Audible rec'd this for halloween. I was hoping for a good spooky story. This was lame.
The narrator did a great job with both the male and female lines.
The end, it left me wanting more.
Great narrator, held my attention, her voice did not detract from the story.
Yes, but way to long for that, but I listened every chance I could.
Happiness is a good book!
You never look at grave yards the same ever again. This story makes you believe that it's possible that maybe there are people who talk to the dead. It would be nice to say a few things to a few of my deceased lol. I loved the reader, the story was great and the dead were awesome. While I suppose it's not meant to be scary exactly it does make you look over your shoulder a bit. House sounds, darkness & coincidences suddenly begin to mean a little bit more. Very good book.
Totally addicted! It's possible I might need Audible rehab.
The narration was lovely! The story premise was good but a little slow paced for me. I look forward to the next book in hopes that it picks up a bit.
Avid Reader when not teaching, being a Mommy, or gamer. Loves just about anything!
Creepy Southern Ghosts.
The way the author brought the beauty of the city to life along with the ghosts.
Driving Miss Daisy this is not.
Ms. Hvam did a wonderful job with the accents and narration!
Say something about yourself!
This book started off pretty slow but I finally got into it about half way through. The premise is cool and I really enjoy the taste of the south that's brought to light very well throughout the story. The narration is pretty good.
The part that I found frustrating was that by the time I got to the end of the book and she was putting all the pieces together to figure out 'who-dun-it', I couldn't remember who the people she was talking about were. Some of the most important people in the end of the story were only mentioned a few times here and there and remained mostly on the periphery of the rest of the book.
I also wasn't terribly impressed with the romance part of this book. The male main character seems like he could be a good fit for the female, but I didn't 'feel' much chemistry between them.
Enjoyed this book, both author and narrator, immensely! Can't wait to read the next one.
Flow of the story with great narrating skills.
No, but it was thrilling throughout.
The Audio edition was amazing.
The Restorer can't be compared to any other book. It was really a great read.
Girl, Khristine Hvam has the accents going on in this book. I'm from the south and I really love it. You go Khristine!
The father and daughter relationship sharing this ability of seeing ghost and knowing the others are there. They have a bond but make their own decisions. Both father and daughter share a strangeness. Guess they would with their power to see ghost.
Book was so good I got the other two.
This is one of the best series I have come across, and I listen to a lot of books in every genre.
The southern atmosphere, along with the ghosts, and romance make this series a fun but spooky listen.
with the southern drawl and her characterizations,Khristine Hvam makes the book.
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