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Brilliant book. No two ways about it. Author Will Carver truly had evil tapping his shoulder while writing the different plot lines and bringng them all together in the most unique way.
A story narrated with a flair by Evil itself as it tortured the people of Hinton Hollow, where just a nudge by it, and people started showing their darker desires, killing and hurting each other. And it was during that time when Detective Pace decided to come home.
The writing was innovative with snippets of the lives of the people being told to me by Evil as it moved around the town. Its morality seemed quite justified. I agreed to most of what it said. On retrospection, I wondered if Evil had touched me too.
Will Carver was a genius in the way the atmosphere of the book was laid down. Evil spoke to me almost casually, before show its sadistic nature in the next scene. It was enigmatic, a being so superfluous, it still managed to create absolute mayhem for 5 days in a town of 5000 population.
I loved Evil for its honesty. It was clear in its methods; it couldn’t corrupt those who didn’t have those qualities. It just brought to surface that which was lying deep. Detective Pace was enigmatic, he kept me wondering how Evil would influence him.
The author managed to churn up another chilling story which was so close to the truth in some ways. Human psyche was explored, inhibitions were lowered, and darkest desiders laid bare. It was creative imagination at its absolute best. You had to read it to appreciate the genius that was Will Carver.
For me, Evil had a name, and it was Will Carver.
Taut and suspenseful, sinister and chilling, this book was everything and more.Tweet
I received an ARC from Anne and Orenda Books, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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It’s a small story. A small town with small lives that you would never have heard about if none of this had happened.
Hinton Hollow. Population: 5,120.
Little Henry Wallace was eight years old and one hundred miles from home before anyone talked to him. His mother placed him on a train with a label around his neck, asking for him to be kept safe for a week, kept away from Hinton Hollow.
Because something was coming.
Narrated by Evil itself, Hinton Hollow Death Trip recounts five days in the history of this small rural town, when darkness paid a visit and infected its residents. A visit that made them act in unnatural ways. Prodding at their insecurities. Nudging at their secrets and desires. Coaxing out the malevolence suppressed within them. Showing their true selves.
Making them cheat.
Making them steal.
Making them kill.
Detective Sergeant Pace had returned to his childhood home. To escape the things he had done in the city. To go back to something simple. But he was not alone. Evil had a plan.
Publication Date: July 2020