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About the Book
Author: D.K. Burrow
Series: The Bloodstone Legacy #1
Publication Date: October 5, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Southern Gothic
Reese Everett’s aunt picked a bad time to die. Just weeks after a car accident left Reese’s mother unable to travel, her aunt’s house needs to be emptied and sold, leaving Reese as the only member of the family who can do the job. She typically wouldn’t balk at the opportunity to sift through her aunt’s collection of antiques, but when she arrives in Devil’s Vale, Georgia, she discovers the family house in a state of disrepair she won’t be able to handle alone.
Colton Waters is back in Devil’s Vale – whether he likes it or not. After he loses his acceptance to medical school with no explanation, he’s left with a single job offer…one that will return him to the hometown he’d hoped to escape.
When an errand to help his sister ends in a meeting with Reese neither will easily forget, Colton takes a job as her temporary handyman.
The longer Reese stays in town, the more she realizes the condition of her aunt’s house isn’t the only thing she hadn’t expected when she made the trip to Devil’s Vale. Reese isn’t the only gifted member of the family – her aunt Kate has been practicing the family business…the business Reese has been sworn never to discuss.
After a ghostly visitor arrives one night, Reese and Colton learn Kate wasn’t the only one practicing the darker arts. They begin to uncover secrets that refuse to stay buried.
Here They Lie won the Young Adult Romance Writer’s 2014 award for New Adult fiction.
About the Author
D’Ann Burrow once told her preschool teacher she wanted to be a witch when she grew up. That
simple comment signaled the start of a life-long fondness of things that go bump in the night. As she grew older, she could most often be found with her nose buried in a book, and she was especially fond of the Nancy Drew series as well as anything by Christopher Pike or Stephen King. Occasionally she’d take a trip to the world of the classics where The Scarlet Pimpernel and A Little Princess reigned among her favorites. She’s lost count of the times she’s read Little Women.
Today, D’Ann enjoys the world of Supernatural, stories about guys with fangs, and she’s seldom met a disaster film she hasn’t liked. When she grows up, she’d like to work at the Haunted Mansion. Until then, watching Ghost Hunters will have to count as research.
D’Ann writes about secrets people keep. Even the bravest heroine or a guy with a heart of gold has a few skeletons in the closet they’d rather not share with the world. When those secrets get out, things get interesting.
A Texas native, she knows making great guacamole is an art form. As a theater mom, she’ll happily chat about Broadway musicals by the hour. Molly and Lizzie, the family furry ones, are frequent stars of her Instagram account.
My Review of Here They Lie
Here They Lie is just the sort of ghostly, spooky book I needed to read to get myself in the Halloween spirit. It was not a pulse pounding action, but more of a goose bumps inducing what goes bump in the night type of scare. Here They Lie is the kind of story that slowly creeps up on you, until you realize you have huddled far down in your covers in anticipation of reading the next chapter.
Reese shows up in the tiny town her ancestors help settle, to clean up her great aunt’s house and shop and settle her estate. When she arrives she realizes she is in over her head, but thankfully the easy on the eyes neighbor has been hired to help her restore the house to its former glory. All she can think about is getting the heck out of Devil’s Vale as fast as possible, but it turns out it may not be that simple.
I like Colton and Reese and the slow buildup of a potential relationship between them. I cannot wait to see more of them in the next installment in The Bloodstone Legacy series. I am also curious if some of the unanswered questions will be answered, because I am still thinking about this book, even days later. I will warn readers that there is a bit of cliffhanger at the end, but it is not the type to make you want to throw your Kindle across the room. I also like that Reese has the ability to see ghost and deal with them, even if it puts her at risk for whatever is going down in this suspicion tiny town.
I love the spooky, out of the corner of your eye type scare the author, D.K. Burrow provides. It also adds an air of mystery to the town, and when towns folk started acting suspicious, I just had to finish Here They Lie in one sitting. I am excited to see what D.K. Burrow’s is up to next.
**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book, in exchange for an honest review**