Monday, September 9, 2013

The Storycatcher


By Ann Hite

Ann Hite continues her story of Black Mountain in this companion novel to Ghost on Black Mountain. In this second novel, The Storycatcher, we learn the haunted history of Black Mountain and its people.

Taking place during the Great Depression, young Shelly Parker works for the overbearing and controlling Pastor Dobbins on Black Mountain. Shelly is gifted with the ability to see and hear people who have passed over to the other side. The dead speak to her, giving her warnings to heed. She does not feel comfortable with this gift and tries to ignore the spirits. However, the spirits persist, watching over her and communicating things she needs to know.

When Pastor Dobbins’ daughter, Faith, develops a supernatural bond with a spirit, Shelly cannot deny the spirits any longer. She must face her own fears and listen to them. She realizes that it is the only way that she can help everyone. Together, Faith and Shelly travel to Georgia. From the haunted cemetery on Black Mountain to the saltwater marshes of Georgia, there are horrible secrets beyond what one can imagine. Ultimately, these two young women hold the answers to solving the mysteries that have entangled many lives for several generations. 

Ann Hite has a magical gift. Her Southern Gothic novels hold the reader spellbound. The stories stay with you long after you close the book. This is an amazing author that you should not miss. 

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review and info to this book. I love that the protagonists are two young women solving suitably unsettling mysteries with the help of the nether world! Take care
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    1. They struggle with circumstances and each other. It is intense.

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  2. Sounds like a very entertaining read ~ thanks for coming by my blog ~ always great to connect with you ~ carol, xo

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    1. It is a very written novel. She is amazing. Thanks!

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  3. So excited that there's another one. I agree - her characters definitely linger. :)

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  4. My Little Girl would love these! Books are all she asks for when gift giving opportunities arise, so i'll keep these on my list for her.

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  5. I love Ann Hite's work, too! Can't wait to read this one.

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  6. I got a little chill reading the description of this book, I think it is one I would really enjoy.
    Thanks for the review.

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  7. I have seen this one around and really need to read it!

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  8. Definitely an intriguing storyline with this one! It sounds like a book that would be very hard to put down!

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