Six children discover on their twelfth birthday they have a special gift, they can communicate with the dead. Gravespeakers: Ruth, the second book in the series, tells the story of Ruth McCarthy, a police sergeant’s daughter from Ballybunion in Kerry. Ruth must find out who killed her brother Johnny in a hit-and-run accident in 30 days to keep her powers until her 18th birthday. Gravespeakers: Maria, the first book in the series, tells the story of Maria Lyons, an undertaker’s daughter from Kerry. Maria must make three wishes of the dead come true in 30 days to keep her powers until her 18th birthday.