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The Hollows [Kindle Edition]

Barry Napier
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Book Description

One hundred years ago, a tragic event took place in the forests of Otter Creek. Houses were burned, people were killed, and an unspeakable curse was loosed on the small town.

That curse still exists, defining and haunting numerous families. From time to time, the curse demands its due…the forests demand blood. The fathers of these affected families must disregard their hearts and heritage, forced to commit dark and brutal acts.

They have no choice but to obey. They can only do what their fathers did before them and carry their grisly offerings to a place feared by the town...a place feared by history itself. A place called The Hollows.

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  • File Size: 276 KB
  • Print Length: 159 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QYPTTA
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4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive work. Recommended July 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Book Review: The Hollows by Barry Napier
Reviewed by J Bryden Lloyd

Writing Style - 4.0/5.0 (Very Good)
A very skilful blend of the supernatural and tension is coupled up with some nicely thought-out characters, to make this into a book worth reading.
Although this is not a genre I tend to read a great deal of, when I do I like to be entertained and Napier certainly managed to do that with this genuine page-turner.
The dialogue is considered and pulls you in nicely to the atmosphere of the scene. The characters are filled with just enough flaws to make you think twice about what they might do next, and the scene-building as of a high standard throughout.

Character Development - 4.5/5.0 (Excellent)
I liked all the characters in this work. I even had an uncomfortable fondness for the bad-guy, which is testament to the writing of this particular character being far superior to the others.
The mother character was one of the quickest introductions and you do get a lot of background which perhaps paints her as being a little bland. Nevertheless, she does develop into a more rounded character as the story progresses.
The two police officers are good as supporting characters and you get to know enough about them to keep your interest in them.
As for the character who is central to the plot; young Casey is very nicely drawn, and as an unwilling participant in the main plot, the author builds him very nicely into a very conflicted person, torn between doing what he knows he must, or putting trust in the possibility that everything will be alright in the end.

Descriptive - 4.0/5.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking January 13, 2014
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It is amazing how this story is narrated, it start slow and go fast gradually. It is a different story seen in different angles, terrifying, intriguing, sad and feels real although it is Sci-fi.

Just Amazing, really enjoyed the book, worth the reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book June 25, 2013
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I have this rating because I mostly enjoyed the book. I felt parts were a little slow, but I stayed, wanting to know more. I recommend to anyone who likes a sixpence book. Good Job Berry. I can't wait to read another!!
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More About the Author

Barry has had more than 50 short stories and poems featured in print and online publications. He is the author of The Masks of Our Fathers,The Bleeding Room, The Hollows, Nests, Dark Water, and several other books. He was also the winner of the 2012 Amazon contest "Write a Dead Man Novel" which awarded him a contract with 47 North to write the 18th installment of Amazon's Dead Man series, Streets of Blood.

A collection of his short fiction, Debris, was published by Library of Horror Press in 2009 but is currently out of print (many of the stories featured in Debris can be found in his newer collection, Broken Nightlights). In 2010, his debut poetry collection, A Mouth for Picket Fences, was published by Needfire Poetry.

A humble servant to ambient music and coffee, Barry continues to work towards further self publishing projects as well as pursuing traditional markets. He is currently at work on two series and a number of stand-alone novels.

He keeps his online home at http://barrynapier.wordpress.com/ and you can follow him on Twitter under the name @bnapier.

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