by Darcy Coates
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Pub Date 06 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 02 Sep 2022
"Catnip for fans of things that go bump in the night, and eventually the day." ―Kirkus Reviews
The Hull family has owned the Gallows Hill Winery for generations. Their wine wins awards. Their business prospers. Their family thrives. People whisper that the curse has awakened once more.
The sprawling old house has long been perched on top of a hill overlooking the nearby town, jealously guarding the estate's secrets.
It's been more than a decade since Margot Hull last saw her childhood home. She was young enough when she was sent away that she barely remembers its dark passageways and secret corners. But now she's returned to bury her parents and reconnect with the winery that is her family's legacy―and the bloody truth of exactly what lies buried beneath the crumbling estate. Alone in the sprawling, dilapidated building, Margot is forced to come face to face with the horrors of the past―and realize that she may be the next victim of a house that never rests...
Darcy Coates brings you a brand-new horror novel that'll take your breath away... Gallows Hill is perfect for fans of Jennifer McMahon, Simone St. James, lovers of ghost stories and anyone mesmerized by the twisted secrets of the past.
Also By Darcy Coates:
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The Whispering Dead
The Haunting of Ashburn House
The Haunting of Blackwood House
The House Next Door
Voices in the Snow
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Average rating from 374 members
Darcy Coates never disappoints when it comes to house horror.
I was excited to get my hands on this, as Haunting of Ashburn House is one of my favorite horror novels.
Coates has this absolute super power when it comes to ending a chapter. With the closing of each chapter you’re given a morsel that makes you hungry to keep going. There’s a hook in every last line.
Coates also creates such a truly creepy atmosphere, and it scares you and makes you feel like cant stop reading. You have to keep going.
This story is absolutely incredible. I don’t want to give anything away - but I’ll be buying copies for any of my friends who love house horror.
I spent the last couple of days wishing this book would never end. It played out like a movie and quickly became my favorite. All my favorite “types” of books were wrapped up in this one.. the mystery of the past lives lost on Gallows’s Hill, old history of Margot’s ancestors, ghosts, hauntings, and the adventure of what would happen next! The ending left me totally surprised. I felt so close to the characters that I wanted to follow along on what happened after the books ending. I love the characters and how well they came to life for me. This book painted an exact image in my head that couldn’t of been more clear if I was actually seeing it happen myself. I wasn’t looking for a new favorite author but I’ve definitely found one in Darcy Coates. I can’t wait to read more! Huge thank you to Netgalley and Poisoned Pen Press for the eARC!
Darcy is one author who actual scares me.
Her descriptions, her atmospheric world building, and her ability to make the unbelievable believable.
Gallows Hill was no different. When Margot, who was mysteriously sent away to live with her grandmother as a kid, receives news of her parents deaths she is now the owner of Gallows Hill house, property and winery. Stay inside at night, they say. Locks all around the house, a seriously creepy talisman, and bells going off in the night. All these things combine to a story that is full of empathy but also terror.
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