On Sale: June 28, 2011
Featuring: Rebekkah Barrow
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Three sips to mind the dead . . .
never forgot the attention her grandmother Maylene bestowed
upon the dead of Claysville, the small town where Bek spent
her adolescence. There wasn't a funeral that Maylene didn't
attend, and at each one Rebekkah watched as Maylene
performed the same unusual ritual: She took three sips from
a silver flask and spoke the words "Sleep well, and stay
where I put you."
Now Maylene is dead, and Bek
must go back to the place she left a decade earlier. She
soon discovers that Claysville is not just the sleepy town
she remembers, and that Maylene had good reason for her odd
traditions. It turns out that in Claysville the worlds of
the living and the dead are dangerously connected; beneath
the town lies a shadowy, lawless land ruled by the enigmatic
Charles, aka Mr. D. If the dead are not properly cared for,
they will come back to satiate themselves with food, drink,
and stories from the land of the living. Only the
Graveminder, by tradition a Barrow woman, and her
Undertakerâ€”in this case Byron Montgomery, with whom Bek
shares a complicated pastâ€”can set things right once the dead
begin to walk.
Although she is still grieving for
Maylene, Rebekkah will soon find that she has more than a
funeral to attend to in Claysville, and that what awaits her
may be far worse: dark secrets, a centuries-old bargain, a
romance that still haunts her, and a frightening new
responsibilityâ€”to stop a monster and put the dead to rest
where they belong.
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