The Curse of Crow Hollow by Billy Coffey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Talk about Southern Gothic! A small town, relatively isolated, with a bunch of teens who are, well, teens. Doing what teens do: ignoring town rules and breaking into the abandoned mines, plus going up the mountain to confront the witch (who has stolen a diamond bracelet from one of the teens). That's just not going to go well, is it? There's the expected small town reactions, with everything from moonshine runners to the Klan to revival meetings and an all-out panic or two. The reality is, of course, quite different than what the town believes... with one huge twist at the end that may or may not make the narrator unreliable. Not for the faint of heart to read at night.