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by Gillian White

Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Subcategory: Suspense and Thriller
Author: Gillian White
ISBN: 0552145637
ISBN13: 978-0552148894
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam Books; paperback / softback edition (1999)
Pages: 400
Fb2 eBook: 1543 kb
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Donna, of course, holds the opposite view. But now poor Georgie has never felt more unsafe. If the accident had been any further away they would not have made it back. But they manage ternative.

Donna, of course, holds the opposite view. They have to get Dave to safety. It’s just no good sobbing and trying not to look at the awful wound or the pulsing blood, the gore. Georgie tries, but fails, to lift the heavy shoulder end, so she takes the legs instead. Black blood pumps, they staunch it, they tie it, they shove a spare clean overall around it, which the man fetches down from the cab.

Seeking refuge after a murder upends her life, a woman discovers that no matter how far she runs, she can't escape the demons of her past Widowed London social worker Georgina Georgie Jefferson battles guilt and public disgrace when one of her charges, abused five-year-old Angela Hopkins, is beaten to death.

Once again, master of suspense Gillian White depicts the dreadful, dependent relationship that can sprout between love and violence. Thriller & Crime Psychological. Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once).

Unhallowed Ground: A Novel. Once again, master of suspense Gillian White depicts the dreadful, dependent relationship that can sprout between love and violence

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Unhallowed Ground book. Putting that aside, Unhallowed Ground by Gillian White is a tale that creeps along climaxing in horror. The chills are slow-growing and the eeriness builds over the pages. The cast is packed full of weird English people that all seem like probable suspects.

Gillian White, a former journalist, is the author of ten novels. She lives in Totnes, Devon, with her journalist husband and four children. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Gillian White (b. 1945) grew up in Liverpool, England. She has written sixteen novels under her own name, which are known for suspense, Gothic thrills, and satiric views of contemporary society. She also writes historical romance under the name Georgina Fleming. She lives in Devon, England. Библиографические данные. Unhallowed Ground: A Novel.

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Pryl
Unhallowed Ground by Gillian White is a tale that creeps along climaxing in horror. The chills are slow-growing and the eeriness builds over the pages. The cast is packed full of weird English people that all seem like probable suspects. However, this is a predictable misdirect and any experienced mystery/horror reader will pick up on it immediately. Likely, you won't figure out the culprit until the end simply because you're never introduced or given the opportunity to put them on the list. The person is unknown not only to the main character, but also the reader. Withholding is a tactic, and it isn't too bad in this case, but the reveal and sudden ending happens so quickly that it might be a bit hard to digest. Considering the tension and attentive detailing throughout the entire book, I was somewhat flustered when the final curtain dropped.

Thematically, there is a lot going on including: abuse, loyalty, love, lifestyle, friendship etc. The psychological character development is outstanding. Setting detail and tension building are excellently crafted. My only gripe is the whodunnit twist and final outcome. To make this story truly great, Unhallowed Ground needed to drop a line and tie in the hook better for a more powerful and thematically relevant ending. Otherwise, why do all the work during the set up if it's just going to turn into a plot driven action at the end?

The cast of oddballs are all provided with background for their traits and behaviors, which are readily revealed throughout the story. Well, all except for two, and they just happen to be the trigger and suspect. Their weirdness and relationship with the surroundings and people involved crave a more defined reasoning for cause and effect if understanding and/or sympathy is to be achieved.
Cobyno
Georgie needs to get away from London to escape the publicity around the killing of a child while she was the social worker responsible for little Angie’s case. So when she unexpectedly inherits a cottage in a tiny hamlet on Dartmoor it seems an ideal place to escape to for a few months – until she meets the strange and mostly unfriendly neighbours, that is.

White handles prose with originality and control, and in Georgie she creates a completely believable character, flawed, yes, but with an underlying strength of character that is crumbling under the guilt of the child’s death. For the first half of the book, White cuts between the present and the past, letting us see the events that have brought Georgie to this place and this state of mind. Once Georgie gets to Dartmoor, the tension starts to ratchet up, while the reader is left to wonder whether the scary events are really happening or are all part of Georgie’s guilt-ridden mind. As winter comes and the snow starts to fall, Georgie is trapped in the cottage and alone…

For the most part, I thought this was a first-rate slow-burn psychological thriller that kept me hooked and on edge. Unfortunately I thought the ending let the book down – without any spoilers, I felt the climax didn’t quite live up to the sense of anticipation and tension that the author had so carefully built throughout. However, on the basis of this book, I am certainly looking forward to reading more of White’s work. Recommended.

NB This review is of a proof copy provided by the publisher.
Perius
Synopsis: Georgie is trying to battle demons in an incident involving the beating death of a 5 year old that has driven her to the English countryside and to a cottage owned by her deceased brother whom she never knew. Problems continue to plague her when strange occurrences and unfriendly neighbors welcome her to the village. Those incidents are minor compared to what Georgie is facing.

My rating: 3 Stars

My opinion: This is a book that I should have enjoyed. The premise of the storyline was great. Problem, you ask? It took too long for the book to take off. I almost felt that the author went overboard with developing the storyline that by the time it came to get to the "blood/guts" of the book, I was lost. I just wanted to get it done and over with. This is evident by the length of time (2 weeks) it took me to read a 300 page book.

I must admit that I still get chills when I read the book description.

Source: Netgalley for Open Road Integrated Media

Would I recommend? : Normally I recommend books from this publisher. I have to say that this one is iffy to me.

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