The Storycatcher by Ann Hite

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5 spooky stars*****
 
This is a very well written and engaging southern gothic ghost story!  If you are a fan of ghost stories you might want to consider putting this one on your list.  There were many times where I got goose bumps as I was reading about these intriguing, haunting spirits that are lurking about.
I did have some difficulty reading this story as an ebook.  I was having trouble sorting out all of the different characters as they were being introduced and kept having to flip back and forth to keep myself in check on the characters.  And, there is a map at the beginning of the book to help keep you straight on where everything was located...  a general idea of the area.  I don't like having to flip back and forth on my kindle so reading this in paperback or hardback would have made that easier.  Once I got myself all sorted out the story flowed well and I was completely engaged. 
The story revolves mostly around two girls named Shelly and Faith.  Shelly is able to see the ghosts that haunt them and can engage with them.  Faith is eventually possessed by one of the ghosts who is out on a mission to both protect the girls and get revenge against the town preacher who we begin to realize is more of a devil in disguise. 
This is a book that is hard to summarize because there is a lot going on...  but, it is definitely a page turner and one I would highly recommend. 
 
Here is a brief description of the book:
 
Shelly Parker never much liked Faith Dobbins, the uppity way that girl bossed her around. But they had more in common than she knew. Shelly tried to ignore the haints that warned her Faith’s tyrannical father, Pastor Dobbins, was a devil in disguise. But when Faith started acting strange, Shelly couldn’t avoid the past—not anymore.

Critically acclaimed, award-winning author Ann Hite beckons readers back to the Depression-era South, from the saltwater marshes of Georgia’s coast to the whispering winds of North Carolina’s mystical Black Mountain, in a mesmerizing gothic tale about the dark family secrets that come back to haunt us.
   
ARC provided by netgalley in exchange for an honest review!
 
K~

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