Book Review

Dark Hollows – Blog Tour

Guys, guess what? I’m like 90% sure this is my last blog tour for the year unless I’ve forgotten something. Which I mean there’s like a 10% chance that I have forgotten something. Anyway, onto the tour!

Dark Hollows


Jacob Reese enjoys the quiet life, running a coffee shop and renting out his cottage in The Hollows, Vermont.

But the calm is shattered when a woman who looks eerily similar to his ex-girlfriend Laura turns up to stay in the cottage, and leaves a mysterious note in the guest book.

Now Jacob’s seeing Laura everywhere—a glimpse of her face across the street, her music box left outside his house, a gift he gave her years before hanging from the trees.

But it can’t be Laura. Because Laura’s dead.

Someone knows Jacob’s secret—what really happened the night Laura died—and they’re out for revenge…

Book Information:
Author: Steve Frech
Publisher: HQ Digital
Format: eBook
Page Count: 384
Publication Date: December 6, 2019

My Review

Trigger Warning: This book contains violence/gore, and some jarring scenes.

I wasn’t sure that I could read any more favorite thrillers but it seems that I was proven wrong.

Dark Hollows was hands down one of the best thrillers I read this year. Frech knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat. I started it thinking ‘I’ll read a chapter or two before bed’ well, that ended up being a lie. I read the first 40% straight through in a sitting and had to force myself to put it down because it was past 1 am.

This book was INTENSE.

Jacob was the sort of character where you knew you shouldn’t feel sorry for him, but you did, at least a little. I mean he was like a worse version of John Wick.

That’s right. There’s a dog. But, in this scenario, the dog is kidnapped.

Jacob is trying to move on with his life after a dark and sordid incident from his past, but, the past doesn’t go away just because you want it to. Some things follow you. Especially if there’s the taint of revenge unfulfilled.

The pacing was excellent to the point whereas I’ve said, I had to force myself to put it down. It’s a wild ride from start to finish.

Jacob thinks he might be going crazy and the things that happen to him have you questioning everything at all times. And I love that.

The real question is, will Jacob have to pay for his past deeds? And just how much will he have to pay.

When does the past catch up?

Five out of five cups of coffee/hot chocolate. If you’re a thriller fan, I highly recommend this one!

About the Author

Steve grew up in… You know what? I hate writing stuff in the third person, so here it is:

I was born in East Chicago, Indiana. I grew up in the small town of Troy, OH.

I attended Miami University of Ohio and received a BFA in Theater. I moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and writing but quickly discovered that I don’t like actors… Just kidding. I have a ton of actor friends and I love you all.

The Rest of the Tour

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By TheCaffeinatedReader

A Caffeinated Reader and Musician, destined to write lacklustre book reviews with the over-ample amount of free time.

2 replies on “Dark Hollows – Blog Tour”

Yay for *possibly* the last blog tour !! I’m proud of you !!
Now let’s try not to go overboard again in 2020, ahaha 😂

OOH – a thriller, a dead lover AND A COFFEE SHOP?! Man, don’t need to say more. I wanna read that. Adding it asap to my virtual wanna read.


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