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The Ghost Chaser's Daughter Paperback – September 7, 2012
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When reading this book, I was transported back to my childhood in Ohio where my siblings and I gathered in the "gazebo room" in the attic to exchange the latest stories circulating at the time. What fun that was.
I truly enjoyed being frightened by all the stories in The Ghost Chaser's Daughter, but my favorites were the autobiographical ones that were sightings by Emily and her family through the years. I especially enjoyed "Seattle's Little Dead Girl," about a ghost seeking a playmate in the old home she once lived in. I also favored the "Lost Soul of New Orleans." Actually, there is something for everyone's taste in this well-written book. Emily Hill manages to frighten her readers without resorting to blood and gore, which is a welcome change of pace in today's blood-thirsty world.
I not only like Hill's excellent pacing, but also the atmosphere she portrays with vivid word choices. For example, while reading the stories set in Seattle, I could actually see and feel the fog settling around her and her apparitions. Brrrrr...
I've now read three of her works and look forward to reading her next book. Write fast, Emily Hill! Your fans await you!
Reviewed by Betty Dravis, October 5, 2013
Author of "Six-Pack of Fear" (co-author Barbara Watkins)
I am happy to report that Emily Hill provides plenty of atmosphere AND suspense in THE GHOST CHASER'S DAUGHTER, her collection of twenty-four ghost stories. The anthology offers an entertaining mix of thinly disguised autobiography, inventive fiction, and new versions of traditional tales. Hill's ghosts are as varied and individual as the people and places they haunt. A husband lost tragically young returns to check on his grown daughter and her children. A lost little girl seeks friendship with a living child. Memories of war and loss haunt a smart hotel in New Orleans' French Quarter.
One thing all of Hill's stories share is a strong sense of place--the foggy and overcast Pacific Northwest; the weighty, jasmine-scented air of New Orleans; Tuscon's bleached-bone outer suburbs. Hill's settings feel so real, the reader can't help but believe everything else she says happened there. This is an author who knows how to build suspense, how the turning of a cut-glass door knob in a dimly lit room creates more dread than any chainsaw-wielding psychotic. It is in these small, understated evocations of the "otherworldly" that Hill succeeds in terrifying and delighting us.
If you like your chills the old-fashioned way--more ghostly groans and less gore--this is the book for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Product arrived exactly how it was described, condition as described. Shipped on time and was exactly what i was looking for.Published on December 28, 2012 by Courtney Thach-Tipton
item was exactly as decribed - item was shipped quickly, and works great - would definiely recommend this seller againPublished on December 21, 2012 by ANNETTE EICHORST
This book is chopped up into short stories more than one connected story. There isn't a plot line just a collection of events. Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by Bridget owensby
Emily has done it again, this book is great. I recommend this for anyone intrested in ghost stories, an unexplainable events.Published on October 21, 2012 by DANICA WORTHY