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Homeless, hunted, and desperate to escape a bitter storm, Keira takes refuge in an abandoned groundskeeper's cottage. Her new home is tucked away at the edge of a cemetery, surrounded on all sides by gravestones: Some recent, some hundreds of years old, all suffering from neglect.

And in the darkness, she can hear the unquiet dead whispering.

The cemetery is alive with faint, spectral shapes, led by a woman who died before her time...and Keira, the only person who can see her, has become her new target. Determined to help put the ghost to rest, Keira digs into the spirit's past life with the help of unlikely new friends, and discovers a history of deception, ill-fated love, and murder.

But the past is not as simple as it seems, and Keira's time is running out. Tangled in a dangerous web, she has to find a way to free the spirit...even if it means offering her own life in return.

©2021 Darcy Coates (P)2021 Darcy Coates

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Great new start

Enjoyable new series. Typical Darcy creepy cosiness. With no memory & being chased Keira finds refuge in a grounds keepers cottage. There she finds friends, a adorable cat & that she can see ghosts. While delving into a past murder Keira also discovers theres a evil she needs to more more worried about in the here & now.

Great quick story with great characters. A interesting setup, cant wait to get answers.

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  • Yvonne Kiriakoutsos
  • 16-05-2021

Awesome story

This book is awesome. The main character is multi faceted. I love the pastor and her conspiracy theorist friend. She’s funny. There’s lots of ghosts in this book and it’s NOT gory which is fine by me! Darcy Coats has always been one of my favorite authors. There’s Only one thing that bothered me and it’s that’s these people are in fact supposed to be Australian and the narrator is clearly American or Canadian?

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  • Eric K Doepel
  • 13-06-2021

Meh, okay, not my fave

I love Darcy Coates, a good haunted house mystery is my favorite time killer.

I didn’t care for her last series, so I was excited for this one.
My biggest complaint is that it’s called “The Whispering Dead” but dead are mute and make no noise. Silly complaint, I know, but.. they don’t whisper!
Anydangway, I thoroughly enjoyed the conspiracy theory friend and pastor. I’ll probably get the next one as long as it isn’t too out of the realm of possibility (shut up, I know it’s a ghost story).

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  • Zeit
  • 05-06-2021

always the best

it's a little slow because it's a prolog but it's well worth and nice seeing such character development

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  • Jen
  • 04-06-2021

Another Excellent Book

Can't wait for book 2! This kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Finished in two days!

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  • NL
  • 15-09-2021

Delightful

Excellent exciting start. Great characters, very different spin for Miss Darcy. Cannot wait for second book in series. I love the friendships, small town quirky people. hope to see Zoey evolve, curious about her story. Excited about the possible romance. Wondering about that black cat mystery. highly recommend

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  • Matthew
  • 23-08-2021

Awesome story

This is a very good plot with likable, memorable characters. Narration was good and the whole thing is great at pulling the listener in. I can’t wait to “read” the next one!

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  • Maria iglesias
  • 26-07-2021

entertaining

Great story, I was entertained with it while driving to Georgia looking forward to the next couple of books oh my God

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  • Heather
  • 20-06-2021

Great listen 🎶

Great first book. Darcy is a favorite of mine. Perfect performance Freeman! giving each character their own voice making this story come to life. On to the next book! I just got to hear what happens next!

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  • 18-07-2021

entertaining

book starts off with a bang. it's an easy entertaining listen
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  • Mr. P. Hagerty
  • 17-06-2021

bit different for D'Arcy coates

I was not to sure in the first few hours, but am glad I finished it, I wouldn't say its her best book but it's a good arounder with a strong ending, recommended

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