Title: The Orphan of Cemetery Hill
Author: Hester Fox
Published by: Graydon House
Released: September 15, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
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. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: Everything about this synopsis made me want to read this book. I'm always drawn to ghostly tales, so Tabby having the ability to communicate from the dead was a big draw. I also love the time period it's set in and how it incorporates the popularity of seances. I also loved the danger of it. Tabby has a mystery to solve and she must find out who these "Resurrection Men" are.
This book was just really fun to read. It gave me the spooky adventure that I wanted. I really enjoy Hester Fox's books, I like how she incorporates some supernatural spookiness into her novels. I really enjoyed getting thrown into Tabby's world and having to figure out just what was going on. I loved the historical setting of it too.
I liked following Tabby's story, I liked getting to meet Caleb. I just liked a lot of stuff about this one. I'd say give it a read if it sounds good to you. I'm glad I got to read it.
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.
Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox. Thanks so much to Graydon House and Hester Fox for letting me be a part of the tour! This book has the perfect feel for the season.