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Blog Tour & Book Review: The Hollows by Jess Montgomery

*Thank you to TLC Book Tours and Minotaur Books for the gifted copy*

Title: The Hollows
Author: Jess Montgomery
Release Date: January 14th, 2020
Publisher: Minotaur Books

Jess Montgomery showcases her skills as a storyteller in this powerful, big-hearted and exquisitely written follow-up to her acclaimed debut The Widows.

Ohio, 1926: For many years, the underground railroad track in Moonvale Tunnel has been used as a short cut through the Appalachian hills. When an elderly woman is killed walking along the tracks, the brakeman tells tales of seeing a ghostly female figure dressed all in white.

Newly elected Sheriff Lily Ross is called on to the case to dispel the myths, but Lily does not believe that an old woman would wander out of the hills onto the tracks. In a county where everyone knows everyone, how can someone have disappeared, when nobody knew they were missing? As ghost stories and rumors settle into the consciousness of Moonvale Hollow, Lily tries to search for any real clues to the woman’s identity.

With the help of her friend Marvena Whitcomb, Lily follows the woman’s trail to The Hollows—an asylum is northern Antioch County—and they begin to expose secrets long-hidden by time and the mountains.

Book Review:

The Hollows is an interesting mystery novel that is suspenseful until the very end. This is my first time reading Jess Montgomery and I really liked her writing style. You can tell that she did her research about the WKKK and the specific time period in the 20th century.

One of my favorite things about this story is the great female characters. Jess Montgomery gives us strong, independent characters that aren’t afraid to follow their instincts.

It is book 2 in the Kinship series. Without reading the 1st book I feel like the story was able to hold its own, but now I want to read book 1.

If there was one thing that could have been better, I would say the first half of the book. It took a while for me to get into the story but by the second half, I was hooked.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

I give The Hollows 4 stars. Jess Montgomery gives readers a book that is mysterious with an added history lesson.

Purchase Links

Amazon Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

Connect with Jess

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram 

Jess Montgomery’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, January 13th: Amy’s Book-et List

Tuesday, January 14th: Bewitched Bookworms

Wednesday, January 15th: Blunt Scissors Book Reviews and @bluntscissorsbookreviews

Wednesday, January, 15th: @bibliolau

Thursday, January 16th: Audio Killed the Bookmark and @beritaudiokilledthebookmark

Friday, January 17th: Nurse Bookie and @nurse_bookie

Monday, January 20th: @thebookclubmom

Monday, January 20th: Broken Teepee

Tuesday, January 21st: @giuliland

Tuesday, January 21st: Booked on a Feeling

Wednesday, January 22nd: Buried Under Books

Thursday, January 23rd: The Lit Bitch

Friday, January 24th: Jathan & Heather

Monday, January 27th: Into the Hall of Books

Monday, January 27th: Living My Best Book Life and @livingmybestbooklife

Tuesday, January 28th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Wednesday, January 29th: PhDiva Blog and @thephdivabooks

Thursday, January 30th: Kahakai Kitchen

Thursday, January 30th: @jessicamap

Friday, January 31st: Reading Reality

Monday, February 3rd: Careyloves and @careylovestobook

Tuesday, February 4th: Books and Cats and Coffee and @bookncatsandcoffee

Wednesday, February 5th: Books and Bindings

Friday, February 7th: Bookish Bliss and Beauty

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