Today’s team review is from Teri, she blogs at http://teripolen.com/
Teri has been reading The Edge Of The Cemetery by Margaret Millmore
Let me start by saying I didn’t read the first book in this series, but the author includes some background information in this novel, so I wasn’t completely lost, and feel it could also be read as a standalone.
The whole concept of an international covert organization of ghost killers intrigued me from the start – then you throw in secret vaults, old diaries, and mysterious prophecies? Yes, please. I liked how there are both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ ghosts and the way a person can be haunted for a lifetime – that definitely gives the ghost killers job security. The way the story develops is also intriguing, as George discovers connections between various hauntings and people. George is likable, but flat, and I didn’t feel as if I had as good a grasp on his character as Billy or some other supporting characters. The author did a wonderful job with Calvin’s character – he was equally disturbing and creepy.
The story begins and ends with exciting action sequences, but the middle is predominantly information gathering and sharing, making the pacing a little uneven for my taste. I was also overwhelmed with the sheer number of characters (there were many mentioned, even though some didn’t appear in the book) and had to backtrack several times to remind myself who they were. At the beginning of the book, there are some grammar and tense errors, but the last 80% or so seemed better edited.
I’d classify The Edge of the Cemetery as more of a supernatural thriller – and if you’re a fan, this is a book you’d enjoy – but with the mention of ghost killers, ghosts, and demons, I was hoping it would be heavier on the horror. But I’m probably in the minority on that preference.
I received a copy of this book through Rosie’s Book Review Team in exchange for an honest review.
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A nicely balanced review, Teri 🙂
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Teri, I suspect from what you say I would also miss a bit more horror…:)
I do like curling up with some good horror, Olga.
Teri, this kind of supernatural story sounds perfect for me, since I shy away from books with too much horror or gore. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Sounds like this one would be perfect for you, Linda!