Professor Caroline McAlister returns to her childhood cabin after the death of her father. And to the ghost that haunted her childhood. While remodeling she discovers the journal of a man that was rumored to have killed his brother. When Caroline starts digging through the journal, she realizes this man was connected to her childhood as well.
My Thoughts on Hemlock Hollow
Hemlock Hollow hooked me from the first page. The atmosphere was so vivid that I felt like I was in the mountains with Caroline. And if you know me, I love the mountains.
Not only was the setting amazing, but this book also incorporated one of my favorite things. Part of the story is told through journal entries, and later on, letters. This is how Carson’s point of view was told, and I felt like I really got to know him. And not just him, but all of the characters. They were all really developed.
I grew up in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, so this story feels like home. Everyone is connected and the history runs deep. The author done a fabulous job portraying that. But one thing I want to mention is the ghost mentioned early in the synopsis. This is not a ghost story. A majority of the “ghosts” are memories of the past. The actual ghost that haunts the cabin is only mentioned a handful of times. I do like how it became important at the end, but I just wanted to make sure you didn’t go into this one expecting a ghost story.
My Rating: 5/5