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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


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Saturday, December 29, 2007

138. Gallows Hill

Gallows Hill by Lois Duncan


Pages: 229
Finished: Dec. 28, 2007
Reason for Reading: I'm reading Lois Duncan's books.
First Published: 1997
Genre: YA, horror
Rating: 2.5/5

First Sentence:

The crystal paperweight should have been clear, but it was not.


Comments: Sarah can see things from the past and the future. Seeing the future is unnerving at best, but why are the events Sarah sees from the past all from the Salem witch trials. So far I have been very impressed with Duncan's earlier works. This is the first more recent novel I've read and I was not so impressed with it. The plot kept me reading but the ending was predictable, the characters were cliched and none of them were remotely likable. Not recommended.

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