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The Restorer by Amanda Stevens
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Mar 18, 2012

it was amazing
Read on March 13, 2012

My Review:

The first line of this book sets the feel for the entire story...
"I was nine when I saw my first ghost."


This book is all these things and more. This story is about Amelia and she lives with seeing ghosts every day. When she started seeing the ghosts, her father taught her several rules for her life...
1. Never acknowledge the dead.
2. Never stray too far from hallowed ground.
3. Keep your distance from those who are haunted.
4. Never, ever tempt fate.

Amelia works as a cemetery restorer. When a murder victim is found in the cemetery where she's currently working, she's suddenly faced with breaking all the rules that she has based her life on. And the reason for that boils down to a single person, John Devlin...the lead investigator whom she is undeniably drawn to, despite the fact that he's haunted by his wife and little girl's ghosts. Huge rule-breaking of Rule #3 here.

The book is told entirely from Amelia's point of view and I never thought I would say this because I am not normally a horror fan, but this book was so good. I never knew what to expect or where the story was going. It kept me guessing at the same time it kept giving me shivers of dread. It was so eerily creepy and so well done. I am a romance junkie and while there are undertones of a possible romance throughout the course of the story, this is a book really about the murder mystery and the breakdown of Amelia's life rules and the results that come from that.

Like I said, I am NOT a horror fan, but I absolutely LOVED this book. I cannot wait to read books 2 and 3 that come out over the next couple of months. This book left a TON of unanswered questions and I need to know what's going to happen. But no worries...this is not a cliffhanger book. There are just still lots of things/relationships that are unresolved. I loved this one!!!

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