The Grave Tender by Eliza Maxwell

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Read The Grave Tender Online Free - A chilling psychological suspense novel, The Grave Tender explores the dark boundaries people cross to save loved ones, and the limits of family bonds tested by the deepest of betrayals.

Endless questions from a shadow-filled East Texas childhood haunt Hadley Dixon. People said her mother, Winnie, was never quite right, but with one single, irreparable act, life as Hadley knew it was shattered. The aftershocks of that moonlit night left her reeling, but the secrets and lies had started long before.

When a widowed and pregnant Hadley returns years later, it’s not the safe harbor she expects. The mysteries surrounding a local boy’s disappearance remain, and the townspeople still whisper about Hadley’s strange and reclusive Uncle Eli—whispers about a monster in their midst.

But Hadley’s father and grandmother, the cornerstones of everything safe in her world, avoid her questions. If Hadley stays here, will she be giving her children the family they need, or putting their lives in danger?

The hunt for answers takes a determined Hadley deep into the pine forests, in search of sunlight that will break through the canopy of lies long enough to reveal the truth.

Revised edition: This edition of The Grave Tender includes editorial revisions.

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ISBN : 1477818472
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 236 pages


Chelsea rated it ★★★★★

June 14, 2017

You may think you have read dark fiction, but unless you’ve picked up The Grave Tender by Eliza Maxwell then you don’t know the definition of the words. Descriptions such as disturbing, heavy, melancholy, and sorrowful come to mind when I think of what words to use in painting a picture of what t...

Kendall rated it ★★★★★

July 02, 2017

WOW! This was such a beautiful, addicting, and dark read. "Hadley Dixon was living in a house built on crooked beams". Oh my gosh.. honestly I am not even sure where to begin with this review. Eliza Maxwell has become my new favorite author. I am sooo unbelievably impressed with how beautiful Eli...

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

April 21, 2017

Wow. I love this book. And part of me feels a little strange about that, because it deals with some terrible things... but it's so beautifully written. I found myself going back and rereading some parts just because something was described in such a lovely or poignant way. Warning: this book deals...

Marla rated it ★★★★☆

February 18, 2018

This book deals with some very dark and brutal subjects. Things happen that even as a reader you just want to turn away and not look. Yet Eliza Maxwell does such a great job with the characters and the story that you can't walk away. You have to know what is going to happen. You want to know what...

Purple Country rated it ★★★☆☆

March 08, 2017

I received a copy of The Grave Tender from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The first half of The Grave Tender is excellent. Hadley Dixon, a young girl living in a small Texas town, is the POV used for this part of the book. It has a Southern Gothic feel with the mad, reclusive woman w...

Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥ rated it ★★★★★

August 30, 2017

*Reviewed at Cross My Heart Writings and Reviews Wow! What a heartbreaker! My tears were falling way before I reached the end. I knew it was going to be a dark read, touching on some sensitive subjects, but I didn’t know it would rip my heart out and leave me feeling so raw and exposed. This is my...

Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede rated it ★★★☆☆

October 08, 2017

I had some difficulties getting into this book. The first time I tried it out did I stop after a while and started to read something else. The second time did I still feel some difficulties, but I had seen that several of my friends had really liked this book so I decided to give it a shot. And,...

Rachel rated it ★★★★★

April 08, 2017

Obviously, you clicked this review to learn what The Grave Tender is about. However, I urge you to not read it (the review that is). HA! Why? Because, I feel that if you go into this book without learning even a bit of what is going to come of it, it will be 10 times better for you. If you don't...

Linda rated it ★★★★☆

August 06, 2017

4.5 Stars Does evil run in families? To what limits would you go to protect your children .. to keep the evil out of their lives? Hadley Dixon had a dysfunctional family ... or was it even worse? Her mother had never been 'right'. Hadley witnessed her mother douse herself with gasoline and set her...

ReadAlong With Sue rated it ★★★★☆

March 24, 2015

The Grave Digger by Eliza Maxwell I don't see any other books by this author so I assuming that this is her first book. If it is, WOW I mean WOW. This author has natural talent for weaving a story that kept me turning page after page. By the time I had got 23% into it, I was texting my book buddy...

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