Gallows Hill by Darcy Coates

Gallows Hill
.ePUB, 350 pages
Expected Publication: 06 Sep 2022
By: Poisoned Pen Press
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About The Book:
The Hull family has owned the Gallows Hill Winery for generations, living and working on the beautiful grounds where they grow their famous grapes. Until the night Mr. and Mrs. Hull settle down for the evening...and are dead by morning. When their daughter, Margot, inherits the family business, she wants nothing to do with it. The winery is valued for its unparalleled produce, but it's built on a field where hundreds of convicts were once hanged, and the locals whisper morbid rumors. They say the ground is cursed. It's been more than a decade since Margot last saw her childhood home. But now that she's alone in the sprawling, dilapidated building, she begins to believe the curse is more than real―and that she may be the next victim of the house that never rests.

My Review:
I have read three other books by this author; The Whispering Dead, The Ravenous Dead, and The Haunting of Ashburn House. All three were wonderful books but I have to say that Gallows Hill is by far my favourite of the bunch.

What an atmospheric read this was, the house depicted in this book is one of the creepiest I've ever read about. Margot has returned to the family wine estate after the death of both her parents. Long ago she was given away to her grandmother never to see her parents again. When she is left Gallows Hill Winery after her parents passing Margo investigates to see if the winery is truly cursed as everyone believes. As Margo explores Gallows Hill she also searches out the truth of what really happened all those years ago. 

 The book crept (see what I did there?) up on me at a slow burn and that really helped with the scary atmosphere. Margo's feeling of terror and anxiety leaped off the page Coates has a wonderful way of writing the very spooky and is an amazing word builder. I don't know how she manages to write horror/paranormal books so beautifully. 

This book is haunting, ominous, and eerie in the best ways possible, it would make the perfect Halloween read, which makes it so great that it is coming out in September.

Many thanks to NetGalley, Poisoned Pen Press, and Darcy Coates for the giving of the ARC.


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