I thought losing my mother would be the greatest shock of my life, but the greatest shock came after her death.
Founded two centuries ago by an aloof and powerful tribe of Gottwa Indians, Rowan was a quiet town, so quiet that I fled after graduation. Staying away was the plan, but Mom died suddenly, so I rushed home.
Dad said she suffered a stroke after she dug up one of the ancient graves in our backyard, which happens to be the town cemetery. Creepy, I know. Creepier still, there was no corpse inside the old coffin, only fresh rose petals.
As we made preparations for Mom’s burial, Cruz, the new medical examiner, arrived. I should have felt relieved, but how could I? He was unnervingly handsome, glowed like a human firefly, and knew absolutely nothing about examining dead bodies.
But, he did know what killed my mother…or rather who.
What a cool story! I’m not sure if this is quite what I was expecting from Rose Petal Graves based on the cover, but this was such a great read. Cat rushes back to her hometown after her mother’s sudden and unexpected death. From there her life begins to go in a direction she never could have imagined. Add in Cruz and the story really takes off, combining a thrilling plot, great chemistry and really fantastic writing. Very few parts of this story went quite how I expected it too which made for a story I never wanted to put down! Highly recommended!