• Megan Worley

Review: The Orphan of Cemetery Hill


Title: The Orphan of Cemetery Hill

Author: Hester Fox

Release Date: September 15th, 2020

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.

My Review: After reading Fox's last story, The Witch of Willow Hall, I was very excited to read this one and it did not disappoint! This book has all the lovely spooky fall Gothic vibes that I long for this time of year. I enjoyed all of the characters, the spooky setting and the paranormal aspects. There were a couple slow parts but overall I really enjoyed the book and definitely recommend it.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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