Tower Hill Author:Sarah Pinborough A charismatic new priest has come to Tower Hill. A handsome new professor is teaching at the college. And a nightmare has settled over the town. A girl is found dead and mutilated -- by her own hand. Another has slashed her face with scissors. Have the residents of Tower Hill all gone mad?
Or has something worse... something unholy... taken over?
Elisabeth (Liz), Steve and Angela have just moved to the quiet town of Tower Hill to fulfill their studying. Besides their different upbringing they instantly click and become friends, living in the same house. Liz, who has finally broken out of her parents religious grip, Steve who considers himself to be a poor trailer kid finally getting a chance in life and Angela who's studying divinity and can't wait to prove her own belief.
When school begins and they go their own way and make new friends things suddenly begin to change. Angela's bubbly nature changes completely when she's joins her paranormal investigation class and completely absorbed in her awe for the new teacher Dr. Kenyon, Liz feels mighty disturbed after her first visit in the local church and getting to know the new priest Father O'Brien and Steve notices the same strange behavior he saw on Angela on his working colleges and suddenly the whole town seems to be asleep with people in trance visiting their church.
Having lost Angela to the towns trance the two teenagers seek alliances with the only two unaffected from the towns curse. Four crusaders against two men that have been changing this town, their evil goal in mind and awaiting the arrival of the ancient evil they are about to arise.
This is Sarah Pinborough's fifth book and for me personally it is her best: suspenseful and creepy.
She colorful describes all the changes in the towns people and brought me to really liking the main character Liz and her spirit. It is Good against Evil beautifully crafted by one of the rare female horror-suspense writers. Good one !