The Burnt Island Burial Ground - Mindy Quigley

Really enjoyed, although I probably should've re-read the last book in the series so I didn't have to struggle to keep up with all the references. Another book with no murder, just mystery, which has become an unintentional theme with the books I've read lately. 


In this book, Lindsay is still traumatized by her run in with Leander Swopes, living temporarily with her father while her house is renovated to accommodate her great-grandmother Simmy, and just getting back into her work as a hospital chaplain.  She counsels a dying man who begs her to help his granddaughter give back stolen money to the Lumbee people, a tribe of Native American people who live in and around the Burnt Island swamp.


There was a lot going on in this one; Lindsay's relationship with Warren, her strained relationships with her incarcerated mother and her preacher father, a mysterious stranger and the Burnt Island mystery.  There was a lot of character growth in Lindsay, adding a lot more dimension to the character, but the story was not without a few TSTL moments that made me cringe. Although I figured out most of it well before the end, that didn't detract from the story at all. 


Overall, it was a great book; I read most of it in one night because I couldn't put it down.  A great addition to a great series and I look forward to the next.