Review & Giveaway! Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black

Girl at the Grave
by Teri Bailey Black
Publication: August 7th 2018
by Tor Teen
Category: YA
Genre: Historical Romance, Mystery
Source: ARC provided by publisher
in exchange for honest review

My Rating:

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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.

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.

~My Thoughts~

Girl at the Grave is different than what I had hoped for after reading the synopsis, but still a pretty good read. I appreciate the fact that the characters are well written, as is the history of the town and Valentine’s mom. The mystery is really what I loved about this book; I just wish there was more of it.

The story starts out very strong, full of mystery and intrigue, and then wanders off the beaten path a bit. I feel like too much of the book is centered around the love triangle subplot and not the murder mystery aspect, but that’s just my opinion. As many YA books are structured, there is a whole lot of drama mixed in with the main plot and storyline.

Overall, Girl at the Grave was a decent debut novel that I’m glad I was given the chance to experience.

~About the Author~

Teri Bailey Black grew up near the beach in Southern California in a large, quirky family with no television or junk food, but an abundance of books and art supplies. She’s happiest when she’s creating things, whether it’s with words, fabric, or digging in the garden. She makes an amazing chocolate cherry cake—frequently. She and her husband have four children and live in Orange County, California. Girl at the Grave is her debut novel.

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