Here They Lie by D’Ann Burrow
(The Bloodstone Legacy #1)
Publication date: October 5th 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.
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**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
I absolutely loved this book! It was also my first book (sort of) to do with ghosts. I don't really read books that have to do with ghosts, but I enjoyed it. It was a nice mixture of Witches and a girl who can communicate with ghosts.
Reese is sent to Devils Veil to close up her aunts house so she can sell the house and the antique store. However, ever since she got to this town, strange things seem to happen and all she wants to do is quickly pack the house and head back home. She does end up meeting a young man who was hired by her aunt to work on the house and help pack things. Let's just say there is an intense attraction between the two!
While in Devils Veil, Reese starts having intense headaches and vivid flashbacks. There is a lot of mystery throughout this book. I really want to know why Reese's grandma used to always tell her that only Colton was good out of the group? What is with Max being nice to Reese and then doing a disappearing act only to reappear after the ball? Why is Colton's father so set on him staying in town and getting a job as the high school coach? Does Colton even know what his sister is or what Reese's abilities are? You learn the basics from this book but now I want to know all the secrets!
My only complaint is that the first book ended way too quickly! I just wanted to learn more about the heritage of the town and the founding families! I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
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.