November 09, 2020

#BookReview: The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by @HesterBFox @Netgalley






Synopsis: The dead won’t bother you if you don’t give them permission.

Boston, 1844.


Tabby has a peculiar gift: she can communicate with the recently departed. It makes her special, but it also makes her dangerous.

As an orphaned child, she fled with her sister, Alice, from their charlatan aunt Bellefonte, who wanted only to exploit Tabby’s gift so she could profit from the recent craze for seances.

Now a young woman and tragically separated from Alice, Tabby works with her adopted father, Eli, the kind caretaker of a large Boston cemetery. When a series of macabre grave robberies begins to plague the city, Tabby is ensnared in a deadly plot by the perpetrators, known only as the “Resurrection Men.”

In the end, Tabby’s gift will either save both her and the cemetery—or bring about her own destruction.
 



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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review: This one was very interesting.  I enjoyed the gothic feel of the story and it kind of reminded me of The Haunting of Hill House in some aspects.  The touch of paranormal aspects worked well and I can not wait for more! 










Review

"Fox spins a satisfying debut yarn that includes witchcraft, tragedy, and love...The inclusion of gothic elements adds a visceral feel that fans of historical fiction with a dash of the supernatural will enjoy."

-- "Publishers Weekly on The Witch of Willow Hall"

"Steeped in Gothic eeriness, it's spine-tingling and very atmospheric."

-- "Nicola Cornick, USA Today bestselling author, on The Witch of Willow Hall" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

About the Author

Hester Fox is a full-time writer and mother, with a background in museum work and historical archaeology. Most weekends you can find Hester exploring one of the many historic cemeteries in the area, browsing bookshops, or enjoying a seasonal latte while writing at a café. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and their son.



Lauren Ezzo, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a commercial voice talent and Chicago-based actor and graduate of Hope College. She has acted in Peppermint Creek Theatre Company's world premiere of Or You Could Kiss Me. Her narrations have placed her on several "Best of the Year" lists, including AudioFile's Best Audiobooks of the Year list. In 2018, she was part of a full cast of narrators nominated for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Original Work.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.









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