The Town Built on Sorrow by David Oppegaard

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Read The Town Built on Sorrow Online Free - Welcome to the strange mountain foothills town of Hawthorn, where sixteen-year-old Harper Spurling finds herself increasingly obsessed with the diary of a local 1860s pioneer girl while a serial killer runs unchecked through the area, dumping his victims into the town's dark river. As Harper's curiosity leads her closer and closer to the killer, she'll have to think fast or join the killer's growing list of victims. Because in Hawthorn, a town built on sorrow, the barrier between life and death is as fragile as an old, forgotten skull.

Title : The Town Built on Sorrow
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ISBN : 1635830060
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 264 pages


Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

September 26, 2017

One sitting read, quick and creepy! It's not long, so I'd pick this one up at a time you can get through it all at once. It's nearing October, the perfect season for chilling reads like this one. I stayed up late to finish it, and managed to have a slightly disturbing dream when I finally went to...

Kosoko rated it ★★★★☆

May 24, 2017

Will post a longer reviewer closer to publication. THE TOWN BUILT ON SORROW, as someone else said, has a gorgeous title, and a great cover. The feeling of eeriness and the mystery/thriller aspect is strong from the beginning. There is even an almost thematic feel to the novel from the get go that...

Rowena rated it ★★★★☆

October 02, 2017

This story is neither too brief nor too verbose; not needlessly complicated but intrinsically clever in its composition. It pulls together two dark tales, one from the pioneer days when wagon trains headed west to start new settlements, and the other in the 21st century. The town of Hawthorn has,...

Suze rated it ★★★★★

October 30, 2017

Harper is obsessed with Sophie's diary. Sophie wrote her diary at the beginning of the second half of the nineteenth century and her family helped founding Hawthorne, Harper's hometown. Harper likes to observe and she wants to be a journalist. People in Hawthorne are dying, they are being murdere...

Jennifer rated it ★★★★★

September 29, 2017

This book definitely has a fun plot, creepy atmosphere, and well-developed characters. I love how realistic Harper is - she isn't yet another annoying, cookie-cutter, predictable high-school girl that plagues many YA novels. The story lines are deftly interwoven, and I found the Town's history to...

John rated it ★★★★★

September 26, 2017

A very enjoyable read! Good characters and story development, and before I knew it I was half way through. I finished it in two sittings as I could not put it down.

Laura (midorireads) rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 06, 2017

*This review was actually written a few months back, when I used to attempt to write my own book summaries, so after this one, I'll be going back to attaching the ones provided by the publisher.* A strange book that features a pioneer girl's diary, a serial killer, and a long forgotten skull. (Yes...

Naturalgurl rated it ★★★☆☆

June 04, 2017

The protaganist is Harper Spurling who is obsessed with a diary from a young girl from the 1800's. Harper is very interested in mysteries and became interested in the sudden ending of the girls diary. Meanwhile, there is another student Olav from Harper's school who is more interested in murder....

The Library Ladies rated it ★★★☆☆

October 04, 2017

(originally reviewed at ) First and foremost I’d like to give a huge thank you to both NetGalley, for providing me with this book, and David Oppegaard, whose FB post pointed me towards the book on NetGalley in the first place. We are officially kicking off Horrorpalooza, in wh...

ElphaReads rated it ★★★★☆

September 15, 2017

3.5 Stars A special thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, and to David Oppegaard for posting about that opportunity. I'm always on the look out for abilities to support my former teacher/Christmas and Halloween Party friend David Oppegaa...

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