If you read the review for the first book, you know I had some reservations about the series. Basically the most interesting and best thing about the series is the cemetery customs and traditions and history that plays a role in the book. However, in this third book, there isn't much cemetery restoring going on and thus that part of the book is lacking. Ultimately this series is not as expertly written or characterized as some other series might be. But it is a quick read to read between other substantial books.
Amelia, our erstwhile cemetery restorer and ghost seer, is back in Charleston recovering from the events that took place in Asher Falls; these events have left her both physically and emotionally scarred and traumatized and have seemingly changed her. Amelia is now reluctantly coerced into finding a dead cop's murderer by the ghost of the dead cop himself (whom we first met in the first book). This ghost is different from the others: he manifests in a way that at first fooled Amelia into thinking he was still a live human being, and he is determined to track down his killer so that he can finally have some peace and move on.
As Amelia digs into this mystery (somewhat clumsily because she is more researcher/restorer than hardened detective) it becomes obvious to her that all roads lead to Devlin, the magnetic, charismatic detective haunted by the possessive ghost of his wife and the ghost of his daughter, who is increasingly appealing to Amelia for help. It also appears that there is more to the deaths of Devlin's wife and daughter and that they might be linked to cop's murder, but what's the connection?
The end of the story unexpectedly reveals some heartbreaking twists to the mysteries.
--Reviewed by Ms. Angie