Hinton Hollow Death Trip by @will_carver

Five days in the history of a small rural town, visited and infected by darkness, are recounted by Evil itself. A stunning high-concept thriller from the author of Good Samaritans.

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.


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(@OrendaBooks, 12 June 2020, 399 pages, ebook, copy from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed, #BlogTour 24 July)




This must be the craziest book I’ve ever read. I loved it. It reminds me of The Book Thief but simply because they both have a very unusual narrator. In this case, the narrator is Evil, discussing how he sets about turning the residents of this small town against each other while giving lectures on how none of this is really evil’s fault, human have Evil in their nature and Evil is drawn to the dark corners and dark desires of humanity. I’ve never read anything like this before. I loved every word, every second of this book. It was very dark at times but somehow fun as well, a devious, dark treat. This is well worth getting lost in if you want something that will completely surprise you.

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