Review: The Orphan of Cemetery Hill

The Orphan of Cemetery Hill


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.

Rating: 4-stars


The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox is an intriguing mystery. I love the characters. Especially, Tabby and Caleb. Tabby is the type of protagonist that draws in readers, like myself. Her story is shrouded in mystery which bubbles over as dark things begin to happen. These events tied up nicely. They created a puzzle among another puzzle where answers may just be found. So many years in-between and I was curious as to what exactly happened all those years ago. The present dragged out the past. A past that has not yet been forgotten. The writing style was done well. I found myself thoroughly entertained from the beginning. Even with the beginning having started out a bit slower than I liked. Overall, this was a great paranormal/historical women’s fiction read.

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