Only one person believes Valentine is innocent—Rowan Blackshaw, the son of the man her mother killed all those years ago. Valentine vows to find the real killer, but when she finally uncovers the horrifying truth, she must choose to face her own dark secrets, even if it means losing Rowan in the end.”
Hello my fellow readers!
Keeping with the amazing Fall weather we are having, I wanted to review a book that fits right in with Halloween. That book is called Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black. This book is set back in 1849, and has everything that you could want in a book. It has murder, romance, mystery, and suspense. The book follows a young girl, Valentine, who witnessed her mother killing someone, however when the murders start happening again, she goes on a dangerous and mysterious journey to revel the truth.
The description from Goodreads is as follows:
“Valentine has spent years trying to outrun her mother’s legacy. But small towns have long memories, and when a new string of murders occurs, all signs point to the daughter of a murderer.
I will admit I love a good murder mystery and this book reminded me of Agatha Christie’s stories. It gives you just enough clues on who it could be, however when the truth is reveled, it will be someone you never expected. Valentine is a strong, independent character, who has had to learn to take care of herself, and practically grow into an adult before her time. During her journey, you meet her best friend Sam, and Rowan, who is the son of the man her mother killed. It turns out that when her back is against the wall she does get support from someone who you wouldn’t have thought would give their support to her, Rowan.
Valentine will put her life on the line to track down a killer to prove if her mother was really innocent or not. The reader is transported to a time when the justice system was ruled by money, and you get to be right along with Valentine as she navigates murder, romance, friendship, and scandal. Sam and Rowan bring about two separate personality types that both have their positives and negatives. Teri takes you on a journey through a time where anyone could be convicted of murder and where a murder could hide behind lies.
Plus the book cover is what drew me to this book in the first place, which I have provided below. Once the cover piqued my interest, I read the description and knew I had to know how the story ended.
Image taken from Goodreads website
If you are a fan of a good who done it, and love not knowing who the killer is until the last second, than this book is for you. It also puts you into the fall spirit and this is one book you don’t want to put down for one second, because you will have to know what happens next, and who the killer is.