Gallows Hill by Lois Duncan

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Seventeen-year-old Sarah doesn’t believe in magic, but she thinks it’s fun to pretend to be a psychic—until her startling visions of the future turn deadly
When Sarah Zoltanne moves from sunny California to a small town in Missouri, she feels like she’ll never fit in. Her mother is dating a jerk, the kids at her school despise her, and she misses her old home. So when a popular boy asks her to tell fortunes at a school fair, she jumps at the chance. But soon her crystal ball begins to swirl with strange visions and her outlandish predictions start to come true with startling accuracy. Now Sarah must confront a community that not only mistrusts her, but also fears her strange powers. Gallows Hill is a spine-chilling thriller based on the story of the Salem witch trials.  This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
 

About Lois Duncan

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Lois Duncan was born on April 28, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and she grew up in Sarasota, Florida. She attended the University of New Mexico. Duncan knew she wanted to be a writer from an early age. At the age of 10 she submitted her first story to a magazine and at 13, her first story was published . Throughout high-school, she wrote regularly for young people's publications, particularly Seventeen Magazine. She writes popular suspense stories for young people. These titles include I Know What You Did Last Summer, Night Terrors, Stranger With My Face, Don't Look Behind You and The Twisted Window. She is also the author of the nonfiction Who Killed My Daughter?, the the true story of her won search for her daughter's murderer. Her works have earned her several awards and recognitions. She received the Margaret A. Edwards (MAE) Award in 1992. Many of her novels have been chosen as American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults. Six of her books have been Junior Literary Guild selections, and three have received Parents' Choice awards. She has also received five Special Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. Duncan currently lives in North Carolina.
 
Published August 28, 2012 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 242 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, History. Fiction

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A sloppy suspense novel—Duncan (Night Terrors, 1996, etc.) unsuccessfully charts a plot full of witchcraft, ESP, reincarnation, book-burning, and fortune-telling, as well as an utterly incredible chain of events.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Gallows Hill

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Duncan (Stranger with My Face) delights in building suspense brick by brick until she has a whole creepy wall to collapse at the climax. This time, her mortar is an eerie crystal paperweight, the Sale

Mar 31 1997 | Read Full Review of Gallows Hill

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