Book Review: What Lies Beneath the Graves

Title: What Lies Beneath the Graves (Spooky Town Murder Mystery #5)

Author: Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Narrator: Nila Brereton Hagood



The fifth Spookie Town murder mystery is finally out.

Who wouldn’t want to find a chest of buried treasure, ancient gold coins, and exquisitely priceless jewelry on their land? A treasure a sailor dead for over 70 years once found in the shallow waters of a distant island and later buried, hid, the remnants of at the end of his tragic life. The townspeople of Spookie have been searching, fighting, and killing each other over it for decades, and no one has ever unearthed it. Abigail, Frank, Myrtle, and her psychic grandniece, Glinda, are on the hunt for the treasure…and they might just find it with Glinda’s and the dead sailor’s help.

For Frank, ex-Chicago homicide detective, there’s also a new and dangerous case that brings him temporarily out of retirement and back to Chicago because it threatens his adopted daughter Laura’s safety at the art college she is attending. There are three missing college students, young women, one a close friend of Laura’s, and the Chicago police force is feverishly searching for them before their abductors kill them. Can Frank, with a little help from Glinda’s visions and his old partner, Sam Cato, locate the abducted girls in time and save their lives? All the rest of the quirky characters are also back again to share in the adventures, the mysteries, and the small town life of foggy Spookie. Come join them.

My Review

5/5 Stars

I always love a good mystery, and this was an awesome book because it had two mysteries overlapping one another. The first involves a ghost and the second involves missing girls. As the fifth installment in the series, there is plenty of going on, lots of characters and truly a fantastic amount of suspense. Loved the twists and the humor. If you’re looking for a book that has a touch of everything, suspense, paranormal, mystery, humor, then this is the book to check out.

Narration flowed easily across the different characters, bringing life to them in unique ways.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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