The Toll

The Toll

State Road 177 runs along the Suwannee River, between Fargo, Georgia, and the Okefenokee Swamp. Drive that route from east to west, and you’ll cross six bridges. Take it from west to east, and you might find seven.

But you’d better hope not.


Titus and Davina Bell leave their hotel in Fargo for a second honeymoon canoeing the Okefenokee Swamp. But shortly before they reach their destination, they draw up to a halt at the edge of a rickety bridge with old stone pilings, with room for only one car . . .

When, much later, a tow-truck arrives, the driver finds Titus lying in the middle of the road, but Davina is nowhere to be found.

Title:The Toll
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780765378231
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    The Toll Reviews

  • carol.

    Loosely billed as 'horror,' I don't think that The Toll earns the genre. With a Southern Gothic atmosphere, it has a dual plot line that only intersects near the end. One story begins with a bored sev...

  • Luvtoread

    I want to thank Macmillan-Tor/Forge Tor Books and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book for an unbiased review.Dark and Creepy!The story begins with a young couple (Titus & Melanie) on their...

  • Fiona

    You know I put my faith in a shotgun, any day of the week and twice on Sunday - but every girl with an ounce of granny magic knows it's true: Things from other worlds don't like iron.If you're on your...

  • Janie C.

    Too long and drawn out for my liking. Most of the characters were bland, and I just lost interest....

  • Latasha

    I read this for The Ladies of Horror Fiction April Group Read (2020). This is the first thing I've ever read by this lady. I started a little early, thinking I'd still be reading in April. LOL! Wel...

  • Kimberly

    THE TOLL is only the second novel that I have read by author Cherie Priest, but it definitely put her on my list of "must-read" authors. This Southern Gothic tale was so rich in atmosphere that it was...

  • Bark

    This is the #LadiesOfHorrorFiction pick for April. Join in the discussion here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/......

  • Eve (Between The Bookends)

    This one was OK. It took me a while to get through it because I kept putting it down. 🙈 The writing itself was good. 👍 The characters interesting. 👍 The plot was OK, but I wanted more. It wa...

  • OutlawPoet

    Despite the monstrous something that kills… Despite the weird townspeople who hold fast to secrets…Despite the dark bridge where terrible things happen…I actually found I wanted to live in The T...

  • Bandit

    If I must read southern, it ought to be gothic. Such as this story. And frankly, the immediate premise makes you think Scandinavian, Norwegian specifically, and trolls demanding tolls for the safe pas...