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The Grave Tender Audiobook

The Grave Tender

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Publisher's Summary

At 10 years old, Hadley Dixon's life changed forever. Since those few tragic weeks, she's tried to keep the past buried, but old bones have a way of rising up.

Grown now, Hadley can't hide any longer.

Haunted by a boy who never made it home, a woman who sings in moonlight and dances in flames, and the strange, scarred recluse who watches it all from the shadow of the pines, the time has come for Hadley to pay for her sins.

They say the truth will set you free, but sometimes it extracts a terrible price along the way. Is it a price Hadley's willing to pay?

A darkly moving mystery, with a southern gothic feel, The Grave Tender is the story of a family where no one is who they seem, the women at the heart of that family, and the extraordinary lengths they're willing to go to protect the ones they love.

©2015 Eliza Maxwell (P)2015 Eliza Maxwell

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    connie 11-22-17
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    "gravetender"

    this book was a little risky but tells the truth about how it was back in the day in the swamps so to speak at least via television stories that I've seen. just a little more in depth

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    Gothic_Potato 09-09-17
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    "Not your usual little town book. Excellent read."

    You think you know what's going on, but once you figure it out, it is terrifying. Questions that the characters have to make decisions about make you ask yourself what you would do. Very good

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deedra 08-15-17
    Deedra 08-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    I absolutely LOVED this book!Hadleys mom is 'crazy'.When Hadley finds out why her life has changed for the worst.Her odd uncle lives in a shack in the woods.He gets blamed for a lot.Things are not what they seem in this family.It is fascinating.Homer V Jones is a terrific narrator.I was provided this book by the author, narrator or publisher for review.

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    elliott37341 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 07-25-16
    elliott37341 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 07-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    I fell head over heels in love with this book. Eliza Maxwell is a very gifted writer. She has a way of writing that makes you feel what the characters are feeling , and the narration by Homer V. Jones was the perfect choice for this story. He conveyed the characters emotions to a tee. The story itself deals with some very hard subject matter, but it is not done in a distasteful way. That aside, the rest of the story has funny and touching moments too. I think this would make an awesome movie. I can't wait to read more from Eliza, and I hope I am lucky enough to find more books narrated by Homer. This is such a great book.

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    jean doe 06-18-16
    jean doe 06-18-16
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    "An Emotional Read.."
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    This story is about Hadley Dixon who had a "disturbing" childhood.

    Twenty three years later she returns to her childhood home and learns things (about her childhood friend, her uncle, and her mother).

    Its an emotional read and sad in several scenes.

    Homer V. Jones has a nice calming voice that added to the story.

    Note:
    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

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    Kindle Customer Asheville, North Carolina 06-15-16
    Kindle Customer Asheville, North Carolina 06-15-16 Member Since 2008
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    "a great listen!"

    This audiobook had me from the very first to the very end. Great writing and great narration. I found the narrator very soothing to listen to - a good storyteller's voice. The relationships between the characters feels real as does the small-town southern setting. I could almost smell the jambalaya!
    There was an awful lot of tragedy and I think the reactions to them could have been meshed out a bit more but then it might teeter on macabre. I did appreciate that it did not dwell on the different tragedies nor did it give gory details. I really enjoyed this book!
    I was gifted this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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    Book junkie Pennsylvania 10-23-16
    Book junkie Pennsylvania 10-23-16
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    "Unhappy Grave Tender"
    What disappointed you about The Grave Tender?

    I received this audio book for free from the author for an unbiased review. I tried twice to get into it. I couldn't stand the narrator or the story.Gave up after a few chapters.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    i normally read a book from start finish however i found the pace a bit slow and cast difficult to remember

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