Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon (YA Review)

Book Review, Halloween, Young Adult Books
Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon, young adult mystery thriller novel. |


Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon, young adult mystery thriller novel. |

Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon

Age range: 12-18 | Series: None | Hardcover: 352 pages | Publisher: Blink (September 27, 2016) | Language: English

About Gilt Hollow

Willow Lamott’s best friend is a convicted killer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her forget it. Over four long years, she’s tried to fade into the background—but none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out of juvie and fueled by revenge. The moment their eyes meet, Willow no longer feels invisible. Drawn to the vulnerability behind Ashton’s mask of rage, she sinks deeper into his sinister world and begins to question whether he’s a villain, a savior, or both.

Ashton thought he wanted vengeance, until Willow Lamott stepped back into his life. Now he longs to clear his name and become the person she sees in him. But the closer they get to uncovering the truth, the darker the secrets become, and Ashton wonders if his return to Gilt Hollow will destroy everyone he loves.


About the Author

Lorie Langdon is one half of the author team behind the bestselling Doon series. A few years ago, she left her thriving corporate career to satisfy the voices in her head. Now as a full-time author, she spends her days tucked into her cozy office, Havanese puppy by her side, working to translate her effusive imagination into the written word. For more information, or just to say hi, visit


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My Thoughts on Gilt Hollow

I need to read more YA mysteries because I had a great time with this novel. Ashton gets out of prison after spending four years locked up for a crime he didn’t commit. Unfortunately, nobody else believes in his innocence. Willow had been his best friend before his conviction, but things are tense between them when he shows up in Gilt Hollow again. Soon, threatening messages and mysterious crimes start popping up, all making Ashton look guilty.

Gilt Hollow has a great balance between the suspense, mystery, and romance. It has the perfect amount of romance to it — enough to make you swoon, but not so much that you get distracted. The entire book has an undercurrent of danger to it, so you never forget that it’s a mystery with a psychopath on the loose.

This is a great book to read during the fall, especially around Halloween. It’s pretty clean, too. I’m looking forward to whatever Lorie Langdon has in store for us next!

Content: Some innuendo, suspense, and maybe one curse word. I can’t remember precisely, but if there was one, it was a mild one.

I received a copy of this book through the BookLook Bloggers program.



Cover Love

Don’t you love this cover?! Beside the fact that I like the author, the cover really snagged me. I took one look at it and I was sold! The colors, the model, and the creepy guy standing in the woods. I love it all.


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