I’m celebrating All Hallows Read all month!
McCrumb writes a bit more in your face it’s a ghost, just deal more than Burke does, but if you love one, you’ll love the other. They are the yin and yang of the same flavor. She walks these hills is a part of her series with a private sleuth, but it’s an excellent springboard into finding her ballad series as well.
She writes ghosts in the blue hills as just something that is. I’m a firm skeptic in the real world, but her language and stories as just amazing. There’s no boo moment in her book, and I would suggest getting any book after St. Dale from the library as the quality of her story telling had fallen some, but I would recommend her middle books with the passion of a thousand fiery suns.
She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb: Fear more chilling than approaching winter blankets the Appalachian community of Dark Hollow, Tennessee. Some believe that the ghost of Katie Wyler, kidnapped by Shawnee two hundred years ago, is once again roaming the hills. Even more frightening, a convicted murderer has escaped prison and is heading home with his woodsman’s cunning, mocking all attempts to keep him from getting to the wife who has divorced him.
Only an old woman’s mystical gift of “the sight” and policewoman Martha Ayers’ determination to prove herself as good as any lawman can put to rest the superstitions of Katie’s wandering spirit following a trail of death. But can they stop a live, flesh-and-blood predator as elusive as the whistling wind before he kills again…?