The Caged Graves
Salerni (We Hear the Dead 2010) crafts a suspenseful tale set in 1867. Seventeen-year-old Verity Boone returns to her hometown to live with her father and to marry a man she has never met, Nate McClure. Verity finds the young farmer dull compared to the dashing local doctor who can barely contain his affection for Verity. As she sorts through her feelings, she is shocked to discover that her mother is buried outside the cemetery in a grave enclosed in a metal cage. Verity is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery that swirls with rumors of witchcraft, buried gold and even murder!