The Sinner review


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?

OK, I am writing this review with a heavy heart.  I loved the Graveyard Queen series for the first three books – then I liked the fourth one but questioned the direction of the series.  Now I have completed book five and am not sure I will be proceeding with future books.

I love Amelia’s character but I liked how the first three books were more about the ghosts and helping them.  Now it is about some cults and sects that hold my interest not at all.  Who gives a shit about some secret societies and what they are doing in their bid to promote evil – or destroy evil by doing evil.

I am not one who enjoys conspiracy theories or that sort of thing so I found this book disappointing.  I wanted Amelia to go forward, help the ghosts and then move to the next graveyard.  But no, it all has to take a spin I care nothing for.  The author said she had changed her vision of the series with the fourth book that would continue with further books – I just didn’t realize the extent of the changes until this one.

How sad to me that this happened but I guess it is life.  I am so disappointed in this book that I’m not even going to rate it.  It could have been so good but yet, if you are into this kind of thing, you’d probably say it is so good.  Her writing and descriptive voice are still there in full force – she is very talented.


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