Additional: Love the purple pages.
Synopsis: She thought she’d be safe in the country, but you can’t escape our own nightmares, and Lis London dreams repeatedly that someone is trying to kill her.
Lis thinks she’s being paranoid–after all who would want to murder her? She doesn’t believe in the local legends of witchcraft. She doesn’t believe that anything bad will really happen to her. You never do, do you?
Not until you’re alone in the woods, after dark–and a twig snaps . . .
200words (or less) review: One of the biggest compliments I can ever give a book is: “I didn’t see it coming.” Was Hollow Pike completely unpredictable? No but I think you’d struggle to find that in any story but I was surprised (can’t say more without spoiling) and that doesn’t happen all that often.
I really enjoyed the atmosphere of Hollow Pike. It’s mysterious an intriguing without coming across as over-the-top. Lis was a little hit and miss for me but overall I think all the characters worked at hooking the reader, I for one couldn’t go to bed until I’d finished the book. Jack and Delilah were my favourites.
James Dawson is certainly an author I’m going to be adding to my look-out-for-books list for his writing and world building. Hollow Pike works so well because you believe the world Lis lives in, so much so that you can overlook things that you might otherwise pick at.
Hollow Pike was just the right mix of spooky, weird and exciting to keep me from putting it down. Read it at night for the full effect. 😉