by Cindy M. Hogan


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ISBN-13: 9780985131845
Publisher: O'neal
Publication date: 11/01/2013
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Gravediggers 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cindy Hogan keeps you guessing. Loved it.
Missisue4 More than 1 year ago
As the 10 year anniversary of the hit and run murder of his father draws near, 17 year old Billy uncovers an old buried ammo box while digging a grave.  As his young curious mind runs wild, he devises a plan to return to retrieve it.  Along with finding the ammo box with mysterious items in it, he overhears the town Mayor and the Chief of Police talking about his fathers "accident".  His fathers case was never solved due to lack of evidence.  The Chief of Police, whom Billy looked to as a father figure, ruled it an unfortunate accident but now Billy overhears that the driver was someone from town.   This takes Billy, his best friend Henry and Henry's very attractive cousin Amanda who is visiting from Florida for the summer all over town talking to members of the community to see what they remember.   While "investigating" his dad's death they come across evidence of another unsolved murder, the ministers wife, that was ruled an unfortunate accident.   As Billy is planning on going to school to be an FBI agent, he cannot stop digging around his small town until he finds justice for these 2 murders and brings peace to the deceased so they may finally have closure and rest in peace. As you read this amazing story by Cindy M. Hogan, you will find yourself reading faster as you get lost in the words.  And once you do get to the end you may find it hard to continue reading through the tears escaping your eyes.....
yurislaidis More than 1 year ago
A very nice read. I love Billy. He is such a sweet nice boy. The story had me capture the whole time and of course guessing about what really happen with his dad.  *I received a copy in exchange for an honest review* 
quibecca More than 1 year ago
This was such a great book to read.  Billy is the kid from the "poor" side of town.  He lives in a very small town where everyone knows everyone. Billy and his best friend Henry work for Pastor Higby digging graves.  When Billy and Henry were out digging a grave one hot afternoon, Pastor Higby runs out towards them yelling and screaming that they were digging in the wrong spot.   While digging in the wrong spot Billy comes across a camo box, but didn't figure taking it out of the spot would be a good idea.  This box began to weigh on Billy's mind.  It seemed super intriguing. Little did Billy know that when he found this box it would open a whole other Pandora's box for him.  Things start to get a little strange. Billy's father had been killed 10 years earlier in a hit and run.  Billy had decided he wanted to work for the FBI so that one day he would have the power to ask questions about his fathers death and find out who actually hit him.  Billy finds out that there is more to his fathers accident than any one is willing to share. This story was so interesting.  I had no idea it would get so twisted and complicated.  It was fantastic.  So many great characters, and the mystery was awesome.  So much happens at the end of this book, and things begin to connect that it was hard for me to put down. This book kept me interested and excited.  I kept thinking I knew who the bad guy was, and then come to find out that they are just "misunderstood" ;).  Really a great mystery.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Ten years ago Billy’s father was killed by a hit and run driver. He has always wanted to know who did it. So, he is working to get into college so he can join the FBI to figure out what happened to his dad and to help others like him. While digging a grave he stumbles upon an old ammo box. He decides that he is going to research the box to figure out more about the contents and he hopes to help figure out who killed his father. I really liked this story. I felt for Billy loosing a father and not having any closure. I really like the mystery of the ammo box and I think the story wrapped up well. I kind of had an idea of who did it but was not completely sure. The one thing I really liked about the story was how realistic Billy was. Although he was 17 years old there are times that he seems more childish. He ranges in emotions from loss to revenge, hate and forgiveness. It makes this story so much more and just a simple young adult mystery. This is a great story that I think any age would like. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Melissa6 More than 1 year ago
Before I start this review I have to mention I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review. I have to admit Gravediggers took me a little while to get into. I wasn’t hooked instantly within the first few chapters like with some books but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t recommend it. Once I was hooked I couldn’t put the book down. The book itself is aimed at teenagers but that doesn’t necessarily mean that adults won’t enjoy it too. I would however, advice if you’re a parent to be a little careful as the book does contain a couple of swear words. Gravediggers plot is fairly straight forward. It’s about seventeen year old gravedigger, Billy and his friends trying to solve the mystery of who actually did murder his father. Surprisingly I didn’t have a clue who did actually do it and I was pleasantly surprised at how well it all came together at the end. The book isn’t my usual type of book but I really enjoyed reading Gravediggers. If you’re a fan of mysteries and want a book containing lots of twists to keep you from guessing then this is the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed everything I've read by this author, but I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this one. Was Ms. Hogan a teenage boy in a former life? I was amazed at how well she was able to write the feelings of a young man. Billy is a very hardworking, mature, Southern boy with excellent manners. I only wish I could get my kids to be as obedient as Billy. His father was killed when he was young, but Billy is learning that there's more to the accident than he thought. He and his best friend, Henry, work as gravediggers in the local cemetery and the discovery of an old ammo box holds clues that lead to a lot of unanswered questions. Henry is a very big support to Billy. I loved the camaraderie these two share--they have their ups and downs, but they are loyal. When Henry's cousin, Amanda, comes for the summer, she adds a new dimension to the friendship and to the unofficial investigation, bringing up things they'd never thought of. Billy is a great character and I've mentioned some qualities before. I really enjoyed watching him mature even more and put the pieces to this puzzle together. The emotions that he went through-- dealing with his dad's death, unraveling secrets, discovering truths he never would have guessed, and his new romantic feelings--were very real and engaging. I liked Henry and Amanda, too. This one is a fun, suspenseful, mystery with some romance thrown in. Content: 2-3 mild cuss words; murders, death, one fight, but nothing is too graphic; mild romance; very mild references to religion. Clean. *I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
Koalabear3 More than 1 year ago
What an amazing book! I loved every minute of it even though it is supposed to be a young adult book. Come and join Billy, his best friend Henry and Henry's cousin Amanda and they try to solve Billy's dad's death that Billy felt was no accident. Billy and Henry are gravediggers and one day as they are digging a grave Billy hits what he thinks is a rock but it is a metal ammo tin. The pastor comes out yelling and tells them to stop and cover the spot up that they are digging in the wrong spot. Billy comes back later to find the box is gone. The next day he finds the box by the pulpit and takes it to look inside and finds jewels, money and a piece of paper. Billy feels this has something to do with his dad's death and with the help of his friends he plans to find out what happened. This book has so many twists and turns. A very enjoyable story.
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
This is technically a young adult read... But with saying that, I loved this book myself and I'm well over young The mystery of it all kept me so interested that it didn't take long for me to finish this it. This author makes you feel as if you are the characters living the lives and doing everything they do. Really just recommend that any book lovers pick this up and read it! *Received For An Honest Review*
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS Gravediggers is a exciting mystery that is full of emotional range. It is a mystery, drama, YA, and romance all in one story. I liked the characters. I wanted to help Billy find his answers. Wanted to yell at him at times. and root for him at other times. Billy is seventeen year old. His father was killed by a hit and run driver when he was only eight years old. Billy wants to be a FBI Agent so he can solve his father's murder. He finds a old ammo box full of mystery. He decides to investigate it with the help of his best friend. Billy finds himself not trusting anything he has been told or anyone. He gets so full of anger, and wants to get even. He crosses lines little bit at a time. I wanted more to the book. I was not ready to put the book down. It brought tears to me during reading. I like reading stories written by Cindy M. Hogan. I want to read more stories from her in the future. I have only read six of her books and have enjoyed all of them. I was given this ebook to read by author so I could give Gravediggers a honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book! I love the Hardy Boys team up with Nancy Drew feeling the book has. Cindy is so good at keeping the reader engaged the whole book through mystery. Also, I was impressed with the character development. I could easily picture the characters and felt like I really knew who they were. Gravediggers takes you on an emotional journey of finding out the truth behind the mystery…