Publication: September 10, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Shelly Parker never much liked Faith Dobbins, the uppity way that girl bossed her around. But they had more in common than she knew. Shelly tried to ignore the haints that warned her Faith’s tyrannical father, Pastor Dobbins, was a devil in disguise. But when Faith started acting strange, Shelly couldn’t avoid the past—not anymore.
Critically acclaimed, award-winning author Ann Hite beckons readers back to the Depression-era South, from the saltwater marshes of Georgia’s coast to the whispering winds of North Carolina’s mystical Black Mountain, in a mesmerizing gothic tale about the dark family secrets that come back to haunt us.
Shelly is a sixteen year old servant for Pastor Dobbins and his family. She has been gifted or cursed (whichever way you want to look at it) with the ability to see and speak to ghosts.
Her talent to see ghosts comes in handy when the spirit of someone who has died takes possession of the pastors’ daughter, Faith. By doing this, the spirit hopes to reveal some secrets of the past that need to be uncovered. Secrets that include the Dobbins family.
The location of this story was fitting. It takes place in the South during the 1930’s. It’s gothic a definitely a bit dark, something that I am not completely used to in the books that I read. But that help makes the story what it is.
The story is told through multiple points of views. I think that the The Storycatcher was the perfect read for the month of October. It had just the right amount of suspense and chilly atmosphere that I needed.
Ann Hite did a nice job with all of the imagery and different characters. There was enough going on to keep me interested and turning pages.
RATING: 4 out of 5.
** I received this book on behalf of the Publisher in exchange for nothing, but my honest opinion. Thank you. **
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