Thursday 13 August 2020

Hinton Hollow Death Trip - Will Carver || Blog Tour


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

How do i even begin to review something like this? Well i will try. I have seen Will Carver books going round for a while now, in fact i purchased book one and two in this series myself because i was just so intrigued (i am yet to read and am grateful they will read fine as standalone!) So i was excited to be invited on this blog tour.

Henry has been sent away, miles from his home with a sign around his neck, he must stay away for 7 sleeps. Something is coming and he needs to be kept safe. Hinton Hollow is about to suffer is darkest days, its five darkest days when a darkness comes to visit and takes hold over the residents.

Narrated by Evil itself we see the events unfold and all this happens just as Detective Sergeant Pace returns to his home for a while to work. We follow Evil as he touches different residents of Hinton Hollow, as he simply brushes pass them or takes hold.

Can i say this book is both brilliant but horrific? Its unlike anything i have read, it was so unique, gripping and dark. There is some awful moments that shocked me, but as we see it from Evils perspective its almost like its observed and explained. We meet a range of characters, some who are pure and good, some who only need a brush of evil to become someone else and some who need very little from Evil because that is already who they are.

Its told over the days that darkness comes and it is a journey, the days get darker and you often wonder how Hinton Hillow will recover from something like this, but they have seen it before - yet can they make it out this time? I cannot wait to read the others, i cannot stop thinking about this book!

I was gifted an e-arc for the review.

You can get a copy here and i suggest you do, im obsessed with this book.

Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series. He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age eleven, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company. He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, and lives in Reading with his two children. Good Samaritans was book of the year in Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Express, and hit number one on the ebook charts

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