K. D. Dowdall

Pen and Paper

Gallows Hill, by author, Charles F. French, is the second book in his series, The Investigative Paranormal Society.  Within this taunt, terrifying, page-turner, we find Roosevelt, Jeremy, Helen, and Sam continuing to pursue ghostly evil and new revelations about a heart-breaking past event, that complicates an already murderous ghost assignment that the IPS needs to vanquish before more innocent lives are lost.

Adding to the taunt, terrifying ghost encounter, is a back-story vendetta out to destroy Sam, a retired police detective, and anyone else in proximity to Sam.  Beyond the uniquely horrific ghost mystery, is a heart-breaking love story, as well as a long-lost love rediscovered, that adds to the emotional complexity that drives this story forward.

The character development within this ghostly horror novel is superb and adds to a narrative that is taunt with tension and suspense. The dialogue is not shy and gives a realistic representation of language, idioms, and images within the back-story to the present day, that reflects the different characters’ prerogatives and state of mind. The physical environment presented in this horror novel, is tangible, adding to the realism, terror, and fear in Gallows Hill.

Anyone who loves, not only a terrific horror story, but also one that is expertly written with a strong human story, heartbreak, and a love story, wrapped up in terror and courage to face what could be a death sentence, this story is for you. Don’t miss out on reading Gallows Hill, you won’t be disappointed. I highly recommend this intriguing horror novel. I give it 5 stars!

*****5 stars*****

29 thoughts on “Blog Tour for Charles F. French and His New Release, Gallows Hill, A Review

  1. Great review! What an exciting release! I loved the first book, I’ll be reading soon 🙂

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    1. Didi, thank you so much. Karen 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome! 🙂


    2. frenchc1955 says:

      Didi, Thank you, and I hope you enjoy it! Charles

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  2. frenchc1955 says:

    Karen, thank you so much for this wonderful review!

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    1. Charles, thank you for writing a truly stunning, scary, unique horror story. I love the characters too. I feel like I know them well. That is the trademark, of course, of a great writer. Karen 🙂

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  3. frenchc1955 says:

    Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
    Thank you to K.D.Dowdall for her review of my book Gallows Hill! This is the first part of my blogtour.

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  4. Great review–glad it was such a good read. Charles is a long-time blogging friend, and it’s terrific to see him getting this kind of recognition. 🙂

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    1. Cathleen, yes, it is a really good story and scary, but I also love the characters. The ghost is particularly scary. Karen 🙂

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    2. frenchc1955 says:

      Cathleen, Thank you so much! Best, Charles


  5. Sounds very thrilling. I don’t read much horror but this does sound excellent.

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    1. Robbie, it is all of that, but definitely a really good story. Karen 🙂

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    2. frenchc1955 says:

      thank you so much! Charles


  6. Great review! Sounds exciting!

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    1. Heather, thank you and yes, it is exciting and scary. Karen 🙂

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      1. I adore scary! Did you post this review to Amazon and Goodreads as well?

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      2. HI Heather, yes I have posted to Goodreads and Facebook and Twitter!(@readersanctuary) but not on Amazon because I edited is other book. Gallows Hill is a great book and you won’t be disappointed.

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      3. Ah… I’m helping with proofreading a book, though it’s nothing official. Does that mean I can’t post my review on Amazon for that?


      4. No problem, you can post on Amazon for Proof Reading and being a Beta Reader and there is no strict rule for being an Editor either, but I rather be safe than sorry. Karen 🙂

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      5. Thank you! I definitely don’t want to risk my status on there either.

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      6. Yes, Heather, you and me both! Karen 🙂

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    2. frenchc1955 says:

      Heather, thank you! Charles

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      1. You’re welcome! Still looking forward to reading these, but I’ve got a project going that I’ve allocated nearly every bit of eye-to-brain functionality to (unfortunately, mine’s limited) for the first half of this month.

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    1. Jenanita, thank you so much. Karen 🙂

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  7. jenanita01 says:

    This sounds like one for me!

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    1. Jenan, yes and you won’t be disappointed. Karen 🙂

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    2. frenchc1955 says:

      I hope you enjoy it!!! Charles

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