WEIRD WELCOMEThey were all waiting for Karen on the hill in Central Park where they met each day at dusk in what had become a kind of ritual gathering.But as Karen approached, she felt something strange in their expressions...something cold...even menacing. Karen hurried, eager to reach David, handsome, charming, brilliant David, whom she so desperately loved and who lovedWEIRD WELCOMEThey were all waiting for Karen on the hill in Central Park where they met each day at dusk in what had become a kind of ritual gathering.But as Karen approached, she felt something strange in their expressions...something cold...even menacing. Karen hurried, eager to reach David, handsome, charming, brilliant David, whom she so desperately loved and who loved her in return. Or did he? She was close enough now to see his face - and something in his eyes suddenly filled her with icy doubt and mind-shattering fear of THE PEOPLE ON THE HILL....
|Title||:||The People on the Hill|
|Number of Pages||:||214 Pages|
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The People on the Hill Reviews
2.5 starsVelda Johnston wrote a number of mysteries with a clean secondary romance in the late 1960s and 1970s. Like THE PEOPLE ON THE HILL, many of them contained very dated material. I was actually surprised I didn't hear any of the characters mention the words, 'groovy', 'bell bottoms' or 'flower power'.The lingo was that outmoded.The mystery was tepid at best especially since the author revealed early on that the supposed hero was blatently involved in a murder. 'The People' were somehow engaged in the matter, too. The question that kept me in pursuit until the end was the big 'Why?'.Karen was written like many of the heroines of that era: alone, naive, and young and in love. David was smart, attractive and could easily bend others to his will. And then there was Bill Bailey. He was the intelligent outsider with just the right acquaintances to help him assist Karen. The actual romance was very low-key, it was practically nonexistent. The relative absence of cell phones, GPS and the Internet almost made this feel like a historical piece of fiction. The author did do a wonderful job writing an atmosphere that had an ominous presence and was slightly creepy; there was just enough doom and gloom for those of you that enjoy this type of genre.
This is one of those books that makes you really think about people, and if you ever truly know what someone is capable of doing. The basic premise of the story is pretty stupid. You basically have a bunch of messed up strangers who are willing to believe anything and stupidly follow along with everybody else for their own reasons.If just one person amongst the people on the hill had had any strength and or decency within themselves, the story wouldn't have made it past page 20.Karen does some pretty dumb stuff along the way. It just seems that if someone were in the predicament she was in, one wouldn't so casually go along walking their dog in a blizzard when the streets are empty.