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Publisher's Summary

I am a living ghost, a wanderer in search of my purpose and place.

I'm a cemetery restorer by trade, but my calling has evolved from that of ghost seer to death walker to detective of lost souls. I solve the riddles of the dead so the dead will leave me alone.

I've come to Seven Gates Cemetery nursing a broken heart, but peace is hard to come by, for the ghosts here and for me. When the body of a young woman is discovered in a caged grave, I know that I've been summoned for a reason. Only I can unmask her killer. I want to trust the detective assigned to the case, for he is a ghost seer like me. But how can I put my faith in anyone when supernatural forces are manipulating my every thought? When reality is ever-changing? And when the one person I thought I could trust above all others has turned into a diabolical stranger?

©2016 Marilyn Medlock Amann (P)2016 Tantor

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Creepy

This is not my usual paranormal reading. It is more of a ghost story and if it were a movie I would have watched part of it through my fingers, haha. I purchased this book on sale and it is the only book in the series that I have listened to. Admittedly, that is not the wisest on my part but I still enjoyed the book, the mystery, and who done it. Even though I liked this book and am glad that I listened, I doubt that I will listen to the other books iin the series.

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Shivers

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More a "head" book, not so blood and guts. The narration is just right, and is Ms Hvam's usual superb job. This book is sneaky. It lures you along until you are suddenly checking the locks and wanting a warmer sweater. The people are people, not characters. You feel embarrassed with them and frightened with them, and want to check on their safety. One fault is Amelia's "too stupid to live" behavior in some instances. This series hooked me. I want to know why Devlin is such an ass, what's up with the mother and aunt, why Amelia is always is left out in the cold, what is with the family history and "gifts". Oh this book, and the series, is a tease for the next bit of information about Amelia. All that is outside the current mystery or investigation going on in each book. I will be reading this series and checking on anything else the author writes.

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Thrill Ride

In The Sinner by Amanda Steven's the character Amelia finally has embraced who she is. I adore whom Amelia has grown into, despite her being extremely fearful in the last book. In this book she plunges head long into another supernaturally touched mystery.
This book in total was a great listen and the author thrilled and chilled me, but at the same time left the scratching my head. The head scratching would reveal spoilers which I won't do. I felt the ending came out of left field.
For those who love Devlin, he is absent from this book. I know it was hard on this reader too, but the author left Amelia high and dry and nursing a broken heart. The book starts about a year after the Devlin dump. Which was the most unemotional break up in history. As a reader I know how much Amelia love's Devlin but no real emotional reactions. She is very controlled from living with all those years with the rules, but if I can read about her fears I would love to read about her emotional turmoil too.
Despite the ending, this was a solid continuation to the series, and I highly recommend the series and this book.

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a good listen.

I like the series, although amelia can be stupid sometimes. it has a creep factor and thats great on a rainy day. Over all i say go for it. But you cant be tired and listen to this because the narrator is so soft spoken she lulls you to sleep if your not careful.

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3.5

What made the experience of listening to The Sinner the most enjoyable?

I enjoy the cemetery arcana. The mortsafes were an interesting inclusion.

What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

She captures the atmosphere of the series.

Who was the most memorable character of The Sinner and why?

Amelia was the most memorable character. There was very little of the other recurring characters, while none of the new characters were very memorable with the possible exception of Kendrick and I just didn't find him very believable.

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I love the series; this was just my least favorite.

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Addictive!

If you could sum up The Sinner in three words, what would they be?

Another fantastic addition to The Graveyard Queen series.

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Amanda Stevens managed to do it again, i am seriously addicted to this series. I cant wait for the next one, which is also the last one! It is difficult to imagine, but The Sinner is even more creepy then the previous books and the end will leave you stunned and gasping for more ; ) The narrator is perfect, i dont think they could have found someone else to do the job better. Awesome!

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awesome story

can not wait until next one comes out. I did not want the story to end.

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Devlin breaks my heart..

I hope he will always watch over Amelia as she continues to dig deeper for the orher key

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Awesome book and series!!! A must read you won't be disappointed!!!

Luv luv Luv this series. I listened to them all. Now a long wait for the next book. Can't wait!!!