Monday, October 26, 2015


I just finished another great read by Cindy M. Hogan. This time it was Gravediggers, a story about a 17-year-old boy name Billy who works digging graves the old fashioned way—with a shovel and lots of elbow grease. It’s a murder mystery filled with suspense, conspiracy, trials of friendship, teen-romance, tons of good southern humor, and most of all: relatable-believable-EMOTION! Cindy M. Hogan has this ability to capture the teenage voice is such a way you become the character—it’s rather brilliant and one day I hope to have just a little bit of that in my own writing. This is what makes all of her books so captivating; the characters have such real, raw emotions that they can’t help but leap from the page and turn to life before your eyes. 

This book would make a great film! (Anyone know any filmmakers?)

I’d love to see Billy’s story continue. He had such aspirations that I’d like to see them fulfilled. Any chance we could get a sequel, Cindy? Maybe see him solving more mysteries before he becomes an FBI agent? I can always tell when I have finished a good book when I long to keep reading after the last page. This book certainly left me that way, wanting to know more, see more, experience MORE. Note: there isn’t anything lacking in this book so the more I am referring to is me wanting another book with these fantastic characters—even the setting was its own character!  Awesome job, Cindy! I’ll enjoy my sleep until the next book you release.

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Billy thinks his father s murder will never be solved until he stumbles across an old ammo box while digging a grave in his small-town Tennessee cemetery.
What he finds leads him to question everything he knows, and his search for answers will uncover more than he bargained for: lies, secrets, and conspiracies and behind them all, a dangerous truth.

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