The Hollow Ones is an uncomfortable mashup of many, better, thrillers. Admittedly, I may have expected too much from the director of so many of my favorite films.
New FBI Agent Odessa volunteers for desk duty after shooting her own partner in a justifiable homicide. In the course of her work, she meets occult detective Hugo Blackwood.
Again, my main problem with the book was its blatant copying from other plots. I also thought Odessa was rather blah. The most non-politically correct portion was the cringe-worthy lynching of a white man. Though this was probably written well before the current BLM protests, it’s still not a good idea.
Overall, for the book itself, 3 stars. However, I do want to call out the audiobook’s narrator, Brittany Pressley. She makes the book seem profound with her excellent reading voice. In fact, she alone raises The Hollow One’s rating by one star to 4 stars.
Thanks to Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Audio and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.