I am super excited to share my review with you today for The Hollows by Mark Edwards. Which is out now
From the bestselling author of The House Guest comes a chilling story set deep in the woods…
With his marriage over and his career in freefall, journalist Tom decides to reconnect with his fourteen-year-old daughter, Frankie. Desperate to spend precious time together now that they live an ocean apart, he brings her to Hollow Falls, a cabin resort deep in the woods of Maine.
From the outset there’s something a little eerie about the place—strange whispers in the trees, windchimes echoing through the forest—but when Tom meets true-crime podcasters David and Connie, he receives a chilling warning. Hollow Falls has a gruesome history: twenty years ago this week, a double slaying shut down the resort. The crime was never solved, and now the woods are overrun with murder-obsessed tourists looking to mark the grim anniversary.
It’s clear that there’s something deeply disturbing going on at Hollow Falls. And as Tom’s dream trip turns into a nightmare, he and Frankie are faced with a choice: uncover the truth, or get out while they still can.
The Hollows is narrated by Guy Mott and only 9 hours and 52 minutes long I listened to this in no time at all. One minute I am at the beginning then I am transported to a cabin deep in the woods of Maine. Where we follow a rather creepy story. I listened to this in just a couple of days. Which is quick for an audio.
Cabin in the woods meets Blair Witch Project with a dash of The Wicker Man is how I would describe this book. It is utterly brilliant. With it set in America. I loved the fact that the narrator has an american accent.
Although the plot is centred around a crime that was never solved. There I was thinking horror books was a thing of the past. Then along comes Mark Edwards with this beauty. The Hollows is without a doubt a horror, thriller. I do love a good horror. This book ticks all the boxes for me. It is twisty, eerie, full of suspense and tension. The more I listened to the more I wanted to know.
The story, and the descriptions certainly sent chills down my spine. I felt right there in the story. It would make a brilliant film that’s for sure.
If you looking for a dark and atmosphere chilling read. This is the book for you, I cannot recommend it enough.