dead til dawn

Disturbing the dead doesn’t prove you’re brave – it proves you’re stupid.

After touring Gettysburg battlefield, Jessica, Tim, and Steve decide to sneak out to the Devil’s Den for some late-night fun. Jessica’s friend Kathy objects, and warns them about trespassing where they’re not wanted.

Undaunted by ghost stories and fueled by his own arrogance, Tim races toward the Devil’s Den. When the group drives through mysterious battlefield fog, they find themselves surrounded by Civil War soldiers looking for a little fun of their own.

Kathy leaves the others to fend for themselves and flees to Little Round Top. Although she’s rescued by a kindhearted Union solider named Charlie, she refuses to believe that what she’s experiencing is real. As the nighttime battle rages on, Charlie introduces Kathy to other weary soldiers, and she quickly realizes she’s trapped in the land of the dead until dawn.

Another great ghost story by this author. It was very dramatic and a very interesting read. I loved the interaction between the characters. Tim really did seem like a very nasty character and he didn’t change, no matter what was thrown at him.

I liked Kathy, she stuck by her friend through thick and thin.

The setting the book was very atmospheric, I thought the descriptions were great and I could the story unfold clearly in my mind.

The length of this story was great, long enough to get the idea and great detail across without it being too long and droning on.

I am not even sure if this was a based on a real battle but I felt the historic element was well executed, making me want to know more about this battle.

4 out of 5 stars.