The Gravedigger’s Brawl

I’ve always liked Abigail Roux’s books, some more than others of course, and I always intend to read her books when they come out and then I never do, not when they’re shiny and new LOL.

The Gravedigger’s Brawl has been on my to-read list for years, many years. Why didn’t anyone tell me it was this awesome?! I fell head over heels for Ash and I never wanted to let him go.

This book had me at the edge of my seat, and I’m not easily spooked (unless you have character sneaking around in the dark in big creaky houses, that has my heart trying to escape my ribcage). Here I was thinking ‘now it’s gonna happen, now it’s gonna happen, now it’s gonna happen’ and it didn’t. Then we went on to the next scene and I was back to telling myself it (whatever it was gonna be) was going to happen.

I loved the characters, loved the atmosphere, the details, and the ghost stories. This story can be read at any time of year, but since it takes place in October and is creepy as f*ck, I’d say it’s a perfect Halloween read *shivers*

The Gravedigger's BrawlWhen the past comes back to haunt you, order a double.

Dr. Wyatt Case is never happier than when he’s walking the halls of his history museum. Playing wingman for his best friend at Gravedigger’s Tavern throws him way out of his comfort zone, but not as much as the eccentric man behind the bar, Ash Lucroix.

Ash is everything Wyatt doesn’t understand: exuberant, quirky, and elbow deep in a Gaslight lifestyle that weaves history into everyday life. He coordinates his suspenders with his tongue rings. Within hours, Wyatt and Ash are hooked.

But strange things are afoot at Gravedigger’s, and after a knock to the head, Ash starts seeing things that can’t be explained by old appliances or faulty wiring. Soon everyone at Gravedigger’s is wondering if they’re seeing ghosts, or just going crazy. The answer to that question could end more than just Wyatt and Ash’s fragile relationship—it might also end their lives.

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