She Walks These Hills (Ballad Series #3)

She Walks These Hills (Ballad Series #3)

by Sharyn McCrumb

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Historian Jeremy Cobb is backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, attempting to retrace the tragic final journey of Katie Wyler, a young woman kidnapped from the area by the Shawnee in 1789. Cobb doesn't know that Katie's spirit wanders these hills still. Meanwhile, Sheriff Spencer Arrowood is busy tracking an elderly escaped convict known as Harm who - believing the year is still 1967 - roams the mountains in search of a home that is no longer there. Martha Ayers is frustrated that no one takes Harm seriously; that he is seen as something of a folk hero and an embodiment of the free mountain spirit. But when Harm's ex-wife is found murdered, the manhunt is no longer a joking matter.

In "She Walks These Hills," McCrumb weaves timeless myth, memorable characters, and unique Appalachian ambience into a powerful novel of suspense. Sharyn McCrumb is the author of "If Ever I Return," "Pretty Peggy-O", and "The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter."

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ISBN-13: 9780613094962
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date: 10/28/1995
Series: Ballad Series , #3
Product dimensions: 4.46(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.56(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sharyn McCrumb is the author of several bestselling novels, including The Rosewood Casket, She Walks These Hills, and The Ballad of Frankie Silver, which was nominated for a Southeast Booksellers Association award. She has received awards for Outstanding Contribution to Appalachian Literature and Southern Writer of the Year. Her books have been named notable books of the year by both The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. She lives in Virginia.

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She Walks These Hills (Ballad Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the author and this book is right there with the rest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is not only interesting but gives a lot of information regarding the setting. I have recently discovered Sharyn McCrumb and I find everything I have read excellent. This book is set in the Appalachians and there is a bit of history. This is one of the best books I have ever read. I find Hank the Yank to be absolutely delightful. The characters in the book are predictable and then again very surprising. Good read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best I've ever read. I live in Tennessee close (very close) to the place where Katie Wyler was supposed to walked the hills. The book was interesting to me because I was familiar with the areas and scenery that McCrumb was talking about in her book. I've heard people say that in the end of this book that the author drags on. I disagree totally. I think that the last three chapters are the best chapters in the entire book. McCrumb works extensivly hard to tie in every last part of the book in the last three chapters. She intertwines everything ingeniously. As a college student from the Appalchian region, I recommend this book to everyone!
Romonko on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
These stories set in the Appalachian mountains are incredible! This one is about a certain stretch of the mountains that are haunted by an eighteenth century pioneer woman. The present day plot is set in this area, and the two times run parallel to each other. I find it hard to describe this since the concept is so unique, but I do know what I like, and I like these stories very much. I recommend that you begin with the first book and read in order (this is the third in the series). In this book we see Martha come into her own as she works as a deputy. She is on the trail of an elderly escaped convict and this man's path seems to cross with a bunch of other present day people, as well as the ghost of the eighteenth century woman. I know it sounds far-fetched, but believe me it is not. This book is incredibly well-written.
chmessing on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've read every book in this series (and another series by this fun author) - all very good with a lot of interesting details about the quirkiness of a small Appalachian community. I recommend them all - no need to read them in order, but beware that you will get hooked on this series.
tripleblessings on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An old Appalachian mountain woman, Nora Bonesteel, has the gift of "the sight", and policewoman Martha Ayers is determined to prove herself. They try to resolve rumours of a ghost woman walking again, and try to prevent a convicted murderer from returning home for vengeance.
picardyrose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
McCrumb has a real gift for weaving disparate stories together.
buckeyeaholic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great weekend read from Sharyn McCrumb. Another mystery from the past running parrallel with the present.
hklibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sharyn is a great researcher and a fascinating storyteller. She keeps you riveted till the end and then leaves you wanting more.
krsball on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my all time favorite mysteries. It has an eerie setting and its well written. I wish all of Sharyn McCrumb's books were this good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book partly because I live and know about some of the areas that the author wrote about. It was a merging of different lives at the end. Very well written and researched!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of McCrumbs fineat.
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