Tower Hill

[Reading] ➻ Tower Hill  ➱ Sarah Pinborough – Johndore.co.uk
  • Mass Market
  • 320 pages
  • Tower Hill
  • Sarah Pinborough
  • English
  • 26 January 2019
  • 0843960523

About the Author: Sarah Pinborough

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Tower Hill 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

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10 thoughts on “Tower Hill

  1. Kristen says:

    It is rare that I give a horror novel 5 stars, but then again it is rare that a horror novel evokes a sense of disturbed creepiness in me I won t say that it scared me but it did keep me engaged from beginning to end, and for some reason this book came across asplausible than many of the other supernatural horrors that I have read It could be that it is a Christian based horror I don t know that an atheist would find this as creepy as I did Short Summary Tower Hill is a tiny town t It is rare that I give a horror novel 5 stars, but then again it is rare that a horror novel evokes a sense of disturbed creepiness in me I won t say that it scared me but it did keep me engaged from beginning to end, and for some reason this book came across asplausible than many of the other supernatural horrors that I have read It could be that it is a Christian based horror I don t know that an atheist would find this as creepy as I did Short Summary Tower Hill is a tiny town that hasn t change for decades, housing a large church, a small university and a very small town population Two not so nice individuals one is a depraved serial killer have followed a series of riddles and clues to find their way to Tower Hill where they discover two religious artifacts hidden and the rituals required giving them the power of God, but it requires the help of the townspeople Two college students and a police deputy find themselves in a bizarre situation as suddenly the sleepy little town becomes host to a series of murders and mutilations, and the townspeople suddenly aren t acting the way they should.Pinborough s characters are very real and conflicted Almost equal time is spent between our four good guys and our two bad guys and as the reader you get a bit of a sense as to how this can play out, however nothing is spoon fed to you I appreciate the intelligence of her horror, the concept of biblical power in the wrong hands is believable to me I mean Hitler was hunting for religious artifacts from all religions and although at first it seems a bit strange that religious items of this magnitude would be hidden in the new world Pinborough does an excellent job of connecting all of the dots for us without breaking down into pages of exposition Though there is one element of the story that didn t make a whole lot of sense and was never truly explained I ll forgive her for that because I enjoyed the rest of the book so much for those of you who have read the book the item in the town drunk s pocket really has no explanation at all, it is to that which I am referring.This book takes on a very creepy vibe right from the beginning and you can feel your mind thinking no, don t do that as you read what the characters are doing, because they are so real, you genuinely want them to make it out of this okay As with any good horror, not all of them do I hate the ride off into the sunset endings of many horror novels The resolution is what is expected, and the story maintains its level of creepiness throughout This is only the second of Pinborough s novels that I have read, and I have to admit that I like her sense of mood, and her ability to maintain it from beginning to end There is some gore in this book, and a bit of sex, but what keeps this book moving is the characters and the overall sense of panic that the reader develops If this were a movie, you wouldn t be able to keep yourself from yelling at the screen NO, don t eat that Don t go in there or Dear god, don t trust HIM the fact that this book made me feel that way is what bumped this up to a 5 star book, even though it had some flaws.This will probably not be for everyone, and may be scarier to Christians than non Christians who may find this to be a load of garbage This doesn t require a lot of Biblical knowledge to enjoy most of us are at least familiar enough with the beginning of Genesis to comprehend what is going on I really enjoyed this book and hope that you do too

  2. Kasia says:

    What better place to open a chasm of destruction and chaos while gaining supernatural powers than a small, quiet New England town of Tower Hill Where nothing changes dramatically, where the residents are sweet and students who come to the University are charming and peaceful and best of all, totally unsuspecting of something evil creeping their way Well, say goodbye to sanity and student life, sinister forces in disguise of good have taken claim of the sleepy town and after they are done wring What better place to open a chasm of destruction and chaos while gaining supernatural powers than a small, quiet New England town of Tower Hill Where nothing changes dramatically, where the residents are sweet and students who come to the University are charming and peaceful and best of all, totally unsuspecting of something evil creeping their way Well, say goodbye to sanity and student life, sinister forces in disguise of good have taken claim of the sleepy town and after they are done wringing every little last drop of blood they will feed inways than one.This creepy horror is delicious and impossibly hard to put down, yet easy to read and digest Sarah Pinborough has done am impressive job with connecting the reader to the inner most feelings of the main character Liz, while giving some great insight to the bad guys, switching between the two polar opposites until the final clash in the end Right of the bat, we know that something fishy is going on, it s pretty obvious to us the silent watchers behind the page as two men pretend to be something else One comes as a priest and the other as a teacher, both with dark plans in mind and sick ideas motivating their seemingly innocent behavior in the small town The reader is aware than the wolf in sheep s clothing is sowing the seeds in the hearts and minds of the residents and the students, but we sit helpless unable to leap through the pages and help, watching something dark unfold I think this direction made the book evenexciting, knowing that evil is brewing, watching Liz and her friends plow through the challenges and seeing who falls and who survives was half the fun When the weirdness of the new church makes Liz question her own faith, she realizes that it s not her that is wrong but the church and the new priest She also notices that her friend Angela starts changing after attending a weekend club set up by the new teacher The town and its inhabitants are changing form both sides and pretty soon there is barely anyone left who is even aware of the danger or of the changes taking place in their minds, souls and bodies.This was total candy for my brain eerie, creepy, full of ominous atmosphere that cloyed each page, making it thick with anticipation and eagerness for the truth to come out The ending was a bit startling, I would never have expected for the events that perspired to occur but it was good, albeit a bit fast The uphill trip reading the story was probably the best part since the suspense was very entertaining, just as a good book should be

  3. Bandit says:

    Sarah Pinborough really needs to writehorror She s so good This was a very excellent example of her horror, small town trapped in an ancient battle of good and evil, great backstory and enough gore and action to keep a horror fan happy, but not so much that it takes over or distracts from the story Very quick read as well, great pacing as always This was a 4.5 star read for me, but I accept the site s limitations

  4. Carl Alves says:

    Set in a small university town in rural Maine, things go haywire when an imposter priest and a university professor arrive Both the students and faculty of the university, as well as the townspeople fall under their spell and act like mindless zombies Only Liz and Steve, as well as a couple of the residents are unaffected by the hypnotic effects of the two newcomers, who have seriously nefarious plans that involve the resurrection of the children and grandchildren of Adam and Eve.Every time I Set in a small university town in rural Maine, things go haywire when an imposter priest and a university professor arrive Both the students and faculty of the university, as well as the townspeople fall under their spell and act like mindless zombies Only Liz and Steve, as well as a couple of the residents are unaffected by the hypnotic effects of the two newcomers, who have seriously nefarious plans that involve the resurrection of the children and grandchildren of Adam and Eve.Every time I read a Sarah Pinbrough novel, she delivers, and Tower Hill is no exception She creates a desolate and bleak setting that really creates a sense of foreboding and puts the reader in just the right mood for this horror novel At first, it seems as if the stakes in the novel are not big enough, however as the plan of the two strangers unfolds, it becomes clear that what they are trying to do would not only have major ramifications in this small town, but the world at large The characters are well crafted, with the exception of Gray, who comes off to me as a bit of a mustache twirling villain There is a strong buildup and a good climax The horror elements are well done, although there are some elements of the story that stretch believability, and are used strictly as convenient plot devices You could do much worse than picking up this fine horror novel.Carl Alves author of Battle of the Soul

  5. Anji says:

    Easy to read,very imaginative,as expected from Ms Pinborough,but it is interesting to see how her writing has developed Completely different from the beautiful prose and insight of The Language of Dying and the maturity and creativity of The Dog Faced Gods trilogy Sarah is a versatile and adaptable writer which makes her interesting and exciting to read.

  6. Jessica says:

    Cue dramatic sigh First things first, I find it so odd that I do not like this book Breeding Ground scared me out of my wits, and I am loving Mayhem But this one is a bump in the road Two reasons 1 The story takes a good long while to get started It s interesting and mysterious, I suppose, but you know who all the players are going to be long before any real action starts And some of even the main characters are wobbling right on that clich line 2 Here s where I get grumpy Though I do Cue dramatic sigh First things first, I find it so odd that I do not like this book Breeding Ground scared me out of my wits, and I am loving Mayhem But this one is a bump in the road Two reasons 1 The story takes a good long while to get started It s interesting and mysterious, I suppose, but you know who all the players are going to be long before any real action starts And some of even the main characters are wobbling right on that clich line 2 Here s where I get grumpy Though I don t believe the book states, I believe that we are meant to infer that the priest priest church in this book are Roman Catholic While individual religion doesn t have much bearing on the story as a whole, it took me right out of the story when the priest said his first Mass There was so much wrong, it wasn t even mass I m not sure what it was There was hardly even a structure to it There seemed to be a sermon homily , Eucharist, and The Lord s Prayer which Catholics tend to refer to as the Our Father Then mass was over Huh I can understand changing some things so it s a little non specific, but making something that I ve done for 32 years unrecognizable to me was just too much, I suppose.Okay grump over now I m going back to Mayhem

  7. Dylan says:

    This was a great book It s basically about these 2 men that come into this town to become gods It has a nice spin on history at the end The story of adam and eve in the bible is the background of this story The two men are trying to gain eternal life by ressurecting the descendents of adam and eve I highly recomend this book

  8. Robert says:

    Tower Hill by Sarah Pinborough is about a New England town called, yep, Tower Hill A new year of college has started and new students Liz, a Maine island girl with a religious history, and Steve, a ruffian from Detroit looking to start a new life elsewhere are in for a treat as well as the whole town Aside from the students there is also an new teacher and a new priest that has arrived There is no secret who the antagonists are, but what they are trying to accomplish sends the whole town into Tower Hill by Sarah Pinborough is about a New England town called, yep, Tower Hill A new year of college has started and new students Liz, a Maine island girl with a religious history, and Steve, a ruffian from Detroit looking to start a new life elsewhere are in for a treat as well as the whole town Aside from the students there is also an new teacher and a new priest that has arrived There is no secret who the antagonists are, but what they are trying to accomplish sends the whole town into a religious nightmare.The plot is straight forward and there really is not much guessing at all as to what is going on in the town The book begins well enough and shows promise right from the start As the story progresses, it really doesn t seem to move very fast Sure the changes in the town are spread out at good intervals, but I never really get the feeling of suspense or dread There are some great visuals of Tower Hill and the surrounding countryside AS for the characters, I really wanted to care about themand root for them, but as the story progressed, I became a bit bored Later, the town drunk becomes a central figure and other reviewers have questions about one part of something that is with him My answer to this would be to believe in miracles Guidance can come from anywhere, even a higher power The pacing is rather stagnant I pretty much had to push myself a little to finish this one.Some Criticisms1 The book started out nice enough, but eventually lost is edge I guess I was expecting a littlefrom the story.2 There wasn t much mystery as to the happenings of Tower Hill and what was going on Sure, there are some things that needed explaining to keep the plot gong and give some history as to where things are coming from, but aside from that, the story came across one dimensional and a bit flat.3 There is a part where one of the characters parents show up towards the end that didn t add as much as I thought it would I was hoping for them to play aintegral part in the climax and yet did not.Some Positives1 The visuals were great Ms Pinborough has a definite talent for using words to paint pictures in her book She doesn t over burden with details yet you feel like you are right there experiencing the environment.2 When there is excitement, the story is very engaging The reader is grabbed and forced to turn the pages to get through the scene It was these parts that got me through to the end.3 The twist at the end was awesome I was not expecting the climax to take the turn that it did Not only was it a twist in the story, but it made sense and was plausible as far as supernatural horror goes.Overall, it was an average horror story There was much room for improvement This might seem like a negative review for a 3 star rating, however, the writing and the positives make up where the rest lacks If I find another book by Ms Pinborough that grabs my attention, I will try her again To those who love supernatural, religious, horror, then you may like this one If you are running out of horror stories to read, you may also want to give this one a chance Now, if you are looking to get into reading horror, or supernatural horror with a religious base, then you may want to try something else.Dimndbangr

  9. Vince Liaguno says:

    By this time in our adult lives, we know of at least one certainty when it comes to traveling Stay away from small Maine towns We ve been there, and we know that bad things happen in these seemingly idyllic places For some inexplicable reason, evil in all its forms seems to gravitate to the Pine Tree State like white on rice Yet despite our familiarity with the inevitable unpleasantness that ensues within moments of crossing over the New Hampshire border, horror writers insist on taking By this time in our adult lives, we know of at least one certainty when it comes to traveling Stay away from small Maine towns We ve been there, and we know that bad things happen in these seemingly idyllic places For some inexplicable reason, evil in all its forms seems to gravitate to the Pine Tree State like white on rice Yet despite our familiarity with the inevitable unpleasantness that ensues within moments of crossing over the New Hampshire border, horror writers insist on taking us back there One has to wonder then why UK scribe Sarah Pinborough Breeding Ground, The Taken chose Maine for her latest terror tome, Tower Hill Sure, she s in good company Sarah Langan took us there in The Keeper, Nate Kenyon in Bloodstone, Jack Ketchum in Off Season and again in Offspring, Dean Koontz in Night Chills, even TV s Dark Shadows was set in the fictional coastal town of Collinsport Of course, no one has made Mainea horror clich than Stephen King, with Castle Rock, Derry, Little Tall Island, and Jerusalem s Lot all part of the master dark scribe s fictional topography.Geographical echoes aside, Tower Hill is a solid tale steeped in the grand old horror theme of Good versus Evil.Read the rest of the review here

  10. Grey Liliy says:

    I was fairly neutral on the book, all considered It wasn t bad, but I wasn t in love with it either It wasn t scary, and it was hard to get engaged with the story The story has a really slow build up, and while I can see how that was necessary to really smack the reader in the face when the story got moving, it doesn t quite work as well when you care very little about the main two characters.Liz Steve don t have much going on, and their personalities and motives could be summed up nice I was fairly neutral on the book, all considered It wasn t bad, but I wasn t in love with it either It wasn t scary, and it was hard to get engaged with the story The story has a really slow build up, and while I can see how that was necessary to really smack the reader in the face when the story got moving, it doesn t quite work as well when you care very little about the main two characters.Liz Steve don t have much going on, and their personalities and motives could be summed up nicely in a paragraph or two It was hard to care about them and what they were going through, even though there was probably good reason to do so in there somewhere The saving grace for me were the two main antagonists, Gray Jack They had a complicated, fleshed out relationship and history that was interesting, and their brotherly love for each other was pretty endearing for a couple of ruthless killers or worse, in Gray s case I honestly felt quite bad for them at the end when view spoiler everything turned on them Particularly Jack, who is theoretically still suffering in agony hide spoiler As for the side cast Al Lou really won me over at the end Al and his genie were sweet, and Lou was a good man.The story itself was alright, but felt a bit predictable toward the end, which isn t always a bad thing, but I don t think it did any favors to the story this time around.Definitely a read it for yourself decide sort of book