Finally I found the perfect creepy and atmospheric book I’ve been looking for all week. The Hollow Places updates Algernon Blackwood’s The Willows, published in 1907, for modern readers.
“Pray They Are Hungry”
Kara, nicknamed Carrot, moves in with her uncle Earl in his taxidermy-filled Wonder Museum. She is helping him while his knees heal. But she is also escaping her sorry excuse for an ex-husband.
Carrot, and her coffee addiction, gets friendly with Simon, the gay barista from next door. So when a customer bangs a hole in the upstairs wall of the museum, Carrot asks Simon to help patch it. When they see an inexplicable concrete hallway beyond the hole, they have to investigate. What they find behind the wall is awesome—but mentioning it is a major spoiler so I won’t go any further.
I loved, loved, loved this excellent adventure novel. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars! But at least I can make it a favorite. Hopefully, The Hollow Places will be made into a movie soon too.
Thanks to Saga Press, Gallery Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.