Sparrow Hill Road

(Ghost Roads #1)

Sparrow Hill Road (2014)

312 pages

English language

Published Feb. 28, 2014

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4 stars (1 review)

"Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross--a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn't ask Rose what she thought of the idea. It's been more than sixty years since that night, and she's still sixteen, and she's still running. They have names for her all over the country: the Girl in the Diner. The Phantom Prom Date. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown. Mostly she just goes by "Rose," a hitchhiking ghost girl with her thumb out and her eyes fixed on the horizon, trying to outrace a man who never sleeps, never stops, and never gives up on the idea of claiming what's his. She's the angel of the overpass, she's the darling of the truck stops, …

Little horror, much humor

4 stars

Interrelated short stories, spin-off from the InCryptid series but can be read stand-alone.

Rose Marshall appeared in the InCryptid novels as “Aunt Rose”. This book tells us more about how she died and how it is like to be a ghost. It also reveals who Bethany from “That Ain't Witchcraft“ (InCryptid #8) is.


  • Immortality
  • Ghost stories
  • Fiction