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She Walks These Hills (Ballad, Bk 3)
She Walks These Hills - Ballad, Bk 3
Author: Sharyn McCrumb
Fear more chilling than approaching winter blankets the Appalachian community of Dark Hollow, Tennessee. Some believe that the ghost of Katie Wyler, kidnapped by Shawnee two hundred years ago, is once again roaming the hills. Even more frightening, a convicted murderer has escaped prison and is heading home with his woodsman's cunning, mocki...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780684195568
ISBN-10: 0684195569
Publication Date: 10/1/1994
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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Bonnie avatar reviewed She Walks These Hills (Ballad, Bk 3) on + 397 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I love the way the author goes back and forth between the centuries. This one of the "Ballad" series had a couple of quirky characters, along with the usual ones we've come to know. There's a lot happening here. I really like these books.
From Publishers Weekly
In 1779, Katie Wyler, 18, was captured by the Shawnee in North Carolina. The story of her escape and arduous journey home through hundreds of miles of Appalachian wilderness is the topic of ethno-historian Jeremy Cobb's thesis-and the thread which runs through the third of McCrumb's ballad novels (after The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter). As Cobb begins to retrace Katie's return journey, 63-year-old convicted murderer Hiram (Harm) Sorley escapes from a nearby prison. Suffering from Korsakoff's syndrome, he has no recent memory: old Harm is permanently stuck in the past. Hamelin, Tenn., police dispatcher Martha Ayers uses the opportunity to convince the sheriff to assign her as a deputy. One of her first duties is to calm a young mother who, angry at her inattentive husband, is threatening her baby with a butcher knife. Ayers and the sheriff must also warn Harm's ex-wife Rita that he has escaped. Acting as a kind of narrative conscience is a local deejay, a "carpetbagger from Connecticut," who sees Harm as a folk hero from another era. Deftly building suspense, McCrumb weaves these colorful elements into her satisfying conclusion as she continues to reward her readers' high expectations. Mystery Guild selection; author tour.
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reviewed She Walks These Hills (Ballad, Bk 3) on + 57 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
My two-cents. This was the first Sharyn McCrumb book I've read, and now I've read 3. She is an excellent writer and I want to keep turning the pages. This book provided excellent distraction each night while we were in another state visiting my father-in-law in intensive care hospital. I've really enjoyed her detail to the beauty and culture of Appalachia. I recommend her books. Story plot has been detailed in other posts.
reviewed She Walks These Hills (Ballad, Bk 3) on + 68 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Pretty interesting - -if you enjoy mystery and history you'll like this book, especially if you are interested in Melungeons, the Appalachian Mountains and police work.
cranbery avatar reviewed She Walks These Hills (Ballad, Bk 3) on + 530 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful book........couldn't put down!
reviewed She Walks These Hills (Ballad, Bk 3) on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Suspenseful and witty story with Appalachian setting.
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