Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sparrow Hill Road-Seanan McGuire

Sparrow Hill Road Seanan McGuire Daw, May 6 2014, $16.00 ISBN: 9780756409616 In 1952 Buckley Township, Michigan, Bobby Cross used as his fee for immortality his soul and the vehicular murder of teenager Rose Marshall when he ran her off of Sparrow Hill Road. Over the next six decades since Cross killed Rose, he has slayed many others. During those the same sixty plus years, there have been numerous sightings of a young woman hitchhiking and stopping at the Last Chance Diner for a malted; most Michiganians believe the hitcher is Rose, the Ghost of Sparrow Hill Road among her other nicknames. Rose feels strongly that her mission is to help the newly deceased quickly adapt to the afterlife. On a personal level, she also hunts Cross who has sent so many (starting with her) to their grave before their time should have been up as remittance for his evil young existence. Sparrow Hill Road is a great ghost tale told in four interconnecting “Books” with Rose holding the storyline focused even while the plot deftly leaps between several different years. Readers will enjoy Rose’s chronicles as she helps those like Larry the Trucker move on; while she also learns that true love never dies, and life and death (regardless of when) are a circle in her case on Sparrow Hill Road. Harriet Klausner >

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