From the author of the“wonderfully crafted” (San Francisco Book Review) Ghost on BlackMountain comes a haunting gothic novel set in the Depression-era Southabout two young women who form an unlikely alliance when the spirit of a deadwoman takes up residence in their home.
ShellyParker, a sixteen-year-old servant who works for the tyrannical Pastor Dobbinsand his family, has had the gift of sight for as long as she can remember.She’s grown accustomed to coexisting with the spirits of the dead who roamBlack Mountain, telling Shelly their stories and warning her of the dangersthat surround her. When the ghost of Arleen Brown, a poor woman who died on themountain during childbirth five years earlier, begins to pursue Pastor’sdaughter Faith—hell-bent on revealing a terrible secret that she took to hergrave—Shelly is the only person that can help her. The two young women soonfind themselves tangled up in a web of secrets and lies that takes them fromBlack Mountain to the murky saltwater marshes of Georgia, uncoveringlong-hidden truths that put their own lives in danger.
Atmospheric and infusedwith supernatural elements, Hite’s novel is a rich and wonderfully eerie talethat will stay with you long after the story ends.
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