Book Review: “Graveyard Games”

“Graveyard Games” by Sheri Leigh

Genre: Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery

Source: Kindle Freebie

Summary from Amazon:

Dusty has always been the hothead in the pair – her twin, Nick, he was the calm, cool and collected one. But now Nick is dead, found murdered in their local cemetery, and Dusty, on forced leave from her job as a Chicago police officer, goes back to her childhood home to attend the funeral. It becomes quickly apparent to Dusty that the local authorities aren’t being straight with her, or anyone else, about what’s been going on in the little Midwestern town she grew up in. The detective in her kicks in and she decides to find out what-or who-has killed her brother, so she moves in temporarily with her father and stepmother, takes a job in a local bar, and starts asking questions. Her focus soon fixes on Shane, her brother’s best friend-the town bad boy and bad seed. The tension between the two of them has always been palpable, and nothing has changed. Sparks fly as they collide, and while Dusty finds herself sinking in deeper with Shane, the mystery of what happened to her brother-and an ever growing list of victims-grows even stranger. Dusty finds her past haunting her everywhere she goes as she continues to dig deeper into the circumstances of her brother’s death, and her future looms large as her fate as a police officer is about to be determined back in Chicago. With everything coming to a head, she focuses on one thing: What happened the night her brother was killed in the cemetery? She’s sure Shane knows… something… and she’s determined to find out what it is, one way or another.

review

The problem with continually downloading Amazon freebies is I never remember what a book is about so I began to read this blindly. The story seemed interesting enough but the actual execution of the story was pretty bland. I guess the best way to describe it is it’s very similar for made-for-television movies. The story has the potential to be interesting, which is why you watch, but the actors aren’t giving it their all so it’s not that good. You keep watching because there’s nothing else good on. Yep, that sums up this book.

The big twist at the end came out of no where and seemed really oddly placed as if it were trying to justify the spooky name of the book. It would have been so much better if the author had worked to place better hints and/or spooky things along the way instead of throwing this at the end.

Rating

2/5 Pretty “meh”. Very glad it was only a free download. I was bored which was the only reason I read it. Pick it up if you’re into mysteries and paranormal books.

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