Author: Lois Duncan
My Rating: 5/5
It’s Halloween! So what better day would there be to review a deliciously spooky read?
Down a Dark Hall begins with our main protagonist, Kit Gordy, starting her first day at a Blackwood, a boarding school for girls. She is hesitant at first because while she planned to attend the new school with her best friend Tracy, only she out of the two of them was accepted into the exclusive academy.
Blackwood is a massive and gorgeous mansion, renovated by the headmistress of the academy, Madame Duret. Madame Duret expresses he love for the arts by incorporating her passion into her school’s curriculum.
At first glance, Blackwood appears to be an ideal boarding school; beautifully furnished rooms, private tutors and many things to discover and learn.
In the beginning, everything starts off fine, but Kit begins to have a nagging sense that something is off with Blackwood. Kit also is shocked when she finds out only three other students were accepted into the school.
And why are the bedroom doors only lockable from the outside, instead of the inside?
This novel was a really quick and enjoyable read for me. Not only because it is under 200 pages in length, but because of its riveting speed. There is never a dull or fluffy moment in Down a Dark Hall, and as cliche as it sounds, it really was a very hard book to put down for me.
Down a Dark Hall is a creepy and mysterious thriller that I wouldn’t be surprised rereading it, 5/5 stars.