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 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Didi, thank you so much. Karen 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome! 🙂

        Like

    2. frenchc1955 says:

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

      Liked by 1 person

  2. frenchc1955 says:

    Karen, thank you so much for this wonderful review!

    Liked by 2 people

    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 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  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.

    Liked by 1 person

  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. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

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

      Liked by 1 person

    2. frenchc1955 says:

      Cathleen, Thank you so much! Best, Charles

      Like

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

    Liked by 3 people

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

      Liked by 2 people

    2. frenchc1955 says:

      thank you so much! Charles

      Like

  6. Great review! Sounds exciting!

    Liked by 1 person

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

      Liked by 1 person

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

        Liked by 1 person

      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.

        Liked by 1 person

      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?

        Like

      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 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

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

        Liked by 1 person

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

        Liked by 1 person

    2. frenchc1955 says:

      Heather, thank you! Charles

      Liked by 1 person

      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.

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Jenanita, thank you so much. Karen 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  7. jenanita01 says:

    This sounds like one for me!

    Liked by 1 person

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

      Liked by 1 person

    2. frenchc1955 says:

      I hope you enjoy it!!! Charles

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

絲絨之問 The Velvet Underground Taipei Story

台北地下絲絨殘酷搖滾啟示錄 Apocalypse of justice and music: Close to the fire close to the edge-- La version la plus rare de notre VU Live House Taipei

tornadoday

...might I be found in words I leave behind

Legends of Windemere

Enjoy the Adventure

Just the Facts, Ma'am

Thonie Hevron brings the stories behind the badge

Soul Writing Project

a place for poetic-ish ramblings on life, love and happiness ♡

The Lonely Author

Hoping to inspire the world one word at a time.

Watching the Daisies

Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow

itwasinspiredbyaworld

itwasinspiredbyaworld

Blessed with a Star on the Forehead

As I navigate through this life ...

ROCKY ROAD FAMILY

Our small family living in a 5th wheel following Dads work as a rock fall technician... what could go wrong?

Bobby Blade

Short Stories

BOOKIVERSE

ALL ABOUT BOOKS

Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire

Where Mindy McGinnis Stores Her Extra Words

Life, As Kevy Michaels

Transformed By Meeting That Which I'm Not

XFINITE

embrace the impossible

firewatersite

Read, Play, Watch

The Vulpine Portfolio

Freelance Magickian. Neopagan Author. Modern Necromancer. Occult Historian. Lovecraft Nerd. Cyberpunk Geek.

travelingpersecond

Learning Cultures by Traveling

Michèle's Blog

For the love of our human spirit

ALMANDYNE

A storyteller who writes and scribbles, and calls it art.

from sand to stars

... and in between

Hot Shot Headlines

Fiery topics and scorching original work

What You Blog About

Let the world know what you blog about

Write your Destiny

The Writer's world

Finding French Charming

Finding True Love.. Even After Forty

Candid By Liz

Make It A Magical Day

Fairy Tale Feminista

Answering life's questions one fairy tale at a time.

dilip |

snaps, naps

Its good to be crazy Sometimes

A view from the inside of going through the minefield of the British benefit system if you are disabled and the ups and downs of coping with mental illness

Frank Parker's author site

A Septuagenarian's ramblings

The Fairy Tale Dimension

Looking Behind The Scenes

Jazz You Too

jazz music blog

Writergurlny

A Gingers Point Of View

To My Recollection

Poems and short stories by a writer in progress.

culturevultureexpress

A little bit of everything

My Window

Sharing my thoughts, poems, travel & art

Juliet Rivor Poetry & Prose

Writing poems, stories, quotes to inspire, motivate, and fill with emotion :)

The BookWorm Drinketh

Give Tea to the Tillerman, But Booze to the Bookworm!

Karen Pleskus

Author in progress

The Reluctant Poet

A Discovery of Enlightening Insights, Information, Humor, Writings and Musings

Josephine Harley

If you can feel, then you can write

%d bloggers like this: