Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Ghost on Black Mountain, by Ann Hite
There are lots of ghosts on Black Mountain, and they communicate with and influence all five of the women whose stories comprise this book: Nellie Clay who had the bad fortune to marry the evil Hobbs Pritchard; Josie Clay, Nellie's mother, who warned her away from Hobbs; Shelly Parker, who befriended and worked for Nellie; Rose Gardner, Hobbs's lover and obsession; and Iona Harbor, whose mother is keeping a secret. It's pretty well done, atmospheric and unpredictable.