Graveminder

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 273 ratings

Graveminder Publisher's Summary

When Rebekkah returns to her small-town home for her beloved Grandmother’s funeral, little does she suspect that she is about to inherit a darkly dangerous family duty on behalf of Claysville’s most demanding residents – the dead. Everyone in Claysville knows that the Barrows are no ordinary family, but no one can really explain why. When respected matriarch Maylene Barrow dies suddenly her granddaughter Rebekkah returns to the small town she grew up in, where she must face the demons of her past – the suicide of her half-sister Ella, the person she was closest to in the world, and the subsequent break-up of her parents’ marriage.

And she also re-encounters Byron, Ella’s old boyfriend, someone to whom she has always felt a deep and mysterious connection. But the demons of the past are nothing compared with what the future has in store for Rebekkah. Her grandmother has left her an inheritance both wonderful and terrible. An onerous responsibility now rests on her shoulders – one for which she is ill-prepared to say the least. For behind Claysville’s community-spirited, small-town facade lies a dark secret. One that ties Rebekkah and Byron together in an inextricable bond and that will require them both to sacrifice everything to keep their friends and neighbours from harm.

©2011 Melissa Marr (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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  • Book 1

    • Graveminder

    • By: Melissa Marr
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    When Rebekkah returns to her small-town home for her beloved Grandmother’s funeral, little does she suspect that she is about to inherit a darkly dangerous family duty on behalf of Claysville’s most demanding residents – the dead. Everyone in Claysville knows that the Barrows are no ordinary family, but no one can really explain why.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing book that wastes a good idea

    • By Mike on 12-28-13

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Graveminder

    • By: Melissa Marr
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 203

    Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the attention her grandmother Maylene bestowed upon the dead of Claysville, the small town where Bek spent her adolescence. There wasn't a funeral that Maylene didn't attend, and at each one Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual: She took three sips from a silver flask and spoke the words "Sleep well, and stay where I put you." Now Maylene is dead, and Bek must go back to the place she left a decade earlier. She soon discovers that Claysville is not just the sleepy town she remembers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Give it a listen...you will be rewarded!

    • By Kim on 06-05-11

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 1.5

    • Guns for the Dead

    • A Graveminder Story
    • By: Melissa Marr
    • Narrated by: DJ Holte
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The worst part isn’t being dead, but finding a job. Francis Lee Lemons wakes up in the land of the dead, unemployed and bored. As a criminal in his life in modern America, he figured that the best plan in his afterlife is to stick to what he knows. But getting in with the local crime syndicate - run by an 1800s gunslinger, Alicia - isn’t that easy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short but fun

    • By Ellenaeddy on 04-10-14

    Regular price: $3.95