Friday, August 20, 2021

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Dagger Hill by Devon Taylor @devontwrites @XpressoTours

Dagger Hill
Devon Taylor
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 17th 2021
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, Young Adult

Stranger Things meets One of Us Is Lying in this creepy paranormal mystery about four friends who find themselves hunted by a malevolent presence in their sleepy hometown.

It knows your fear…

Summer, 1989. Four best friends—Gabe, Kimberly, Charlie, and Sonya—are preparing for their last summer together before senior year, after which they’ll all be splitting up to start college in different parts of the country. They make a promise to always find their way back to each other, no matter how far away from their sleepy Pennsylvania hometown they get.

But their plans are destroyed when a plane crashes right on top of their favorite hangout outside of town—and right on top of them.

In the catastrophic aftermath of the incident, Gabe, Sonya and Charlie are plagued by eerie visions and messages from an unknown watcher. They soon realize that the plane crash was no accident, and now they are being hunted by a sinister presence. And everyone is still searching for Kimberly, who has been missing ever since Gabe saw somebody wearing a gas mask carry her out of the woods the day the sky fell down on them…

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My Review:

Dagger Hill is told from the point of view of four best friends, Gabe, Kimberly, Charlie, and Sonya. It is the summer before their senior year. Most kids their age think they are grown at this age and they almost are, they also think they know more than their parents. Gabe, Kimberly, Charlie, and Sonya wonder sometimes if they are grown. Part of them thinks they are really still kids but another part of them thinks they are grown.

Gabe, Kimberley, Charlie, and Sonya go up on Dagger Hill to the place they have been hanging out at for a long time. Their parents don’t like the idea of them hanging out on Dagger Hill as they believe it to be dangerous. But kids don’t always listen to what their parents say.

I can see Gabe, Kimberley, Charlie, and Sonya sitting up on Dagger Hill just enjoying their day, having a picnic, and just hanging out, laughing and joking with each other like good friends do until they hear this roaring noise flying overhead. They look up low and behold what do they see but an airplane barreling down upon them. I can just see their faces as they take off running through the woods.

I can just picture the dust swirling all around as different parts of the plane come flying at them in all directions. The descriptions were so vividly written that I could just see myself there among all the dust. I could see the kids lying on the ground, wondering what was going on.

All of the kids were rescued and taken to the hospital, all except one. One of the kids was missing and no one knows what happened to her. She just disappeared into thin air as the saying goes. Where is Kimberley? What happened to her? Will they find her before it is too late?

I can see the connection between Stranger Things and Dagger Hill but when I was reading it I kept thinking about the TV show Roswell. I think it was the mystery surrounding the town, the plane crash, and the bug man. I would like to see Dagger Hill made into a movie or TV show.

I think it would be a big hit with paranormal, mystery, and even fans of aliens. One-click your copy of Dagger Hill today! 

Author Bio:

Devon Taylor was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters. His day job consists of sneaking around the house with ninja-like stealth to avoid waking up his kids. When not writing, reading, or tediously typing out text messages with all the correct spelling and punctuation, he spends his time with his family. THE SOUL KEEPERS is his debut novel.

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Giselle said...

This sounds like a really unique and intriguing story! Glad you liked it! :)