Saturday, December 28, 2019

Dark Hollows

Dark Hollows is a contemporary standalone mystery thriller by Steve Frech. Released 6th Dec 2019, it's 384 pages and available in paperback, audio, and ebook formats.

I found the premise engaging, a young single guy with a (self inflicted) rough past living alone in a small New England town running a coffee shop and living on the proceeds of his rental cottage. Weird things start happening, like seeing a ringer for his ex-girlfriend (who's dead) all over the place. The first person point of view was a little wearying for me in places, and some of the dialogue and character motivations seemed a little over the top to me, but otherwise this was a very exciting and immersive read. The mystery wasn't terribly twisty, but I liked Jacob and really loved his canine sidekick, Murphy. 

Four stars. Definitely a good wintertime read for modern American mystery fans. This is an author I look forward to following in future.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.    

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