Review: The Whispering Dead by Darcy Coates

Delightfully creepy and shrouded in mystery. A perfect little ghost story.

Title: The Whispering Dead
Author: Darcy Coates
Series: Gravekeeper
Number in Series: Book One
Published: May 4, 2021

Keira has no memory of who she is or what has happened to her. All she knows is that there are men searching for her and they can’t find her. She finds sanctuary with a kind pastor in the small town of Blighty. As she makes friends and starts to put down roots she also discovers she has the unique ability to see ghosts, and she wants to help them move on.

So this was such a fun read. I admit that I am already a Darcy Coates fan, and she didn’t let me down with this one. It’s kind of like the Ghost Whisperer only she was highly trained to kick butt, and then lost all her memories. That’s how I would describe Keira, our main character. Zoe is an interesting character. She provides relief from all the severe seriousness in the rest of the book. And the romance has some decent chemistry, I’m hoping to see more development with that in the next book. Which I will be starting soon since I was lucky enough to get an ARC from Netgalley.

It sure left a whole lot unanswered though. I know it’s to build anticipation for the next book, and it’s not a cliff-hanger exactly. But I really want some of the questions answered. Like who she was before she lost her memory and who it was that was chasing her and why.

If you like horror, especially a good ghost story, then this book is for you. It seems to be definitely meant for an adult audience. But there isn’t a whole lot of swearing, some violence. I would say, older teen and up for this book.

5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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