A provocative, twisty, hugely entertaining high-concept thriller, but be prepared to flinch!
Twisty-turny and oh-so provocative, this is the type of book that will stick a sneaky foot out to trip you up. Spend five days in Hinton Hollow as it welcomes home Detective Sergeant Pace, who is being followed by Evil (yes, that’s right, Evil). Wait until you can give Hinton Hollow your full attention, because it deserves it. The town starts with a population of 5,120, what will it be by the end? Narrated by Evil, you are warned right at the very beginning that you can walk away and not read further. If you continue you may feel uncomfortable, start to self-reflect, even flinch, but remember, you were warned! Is this part of a series - well, there are now three books featuring Detective Sergeant Pace, but each reads equally well as a standalone. Having said that, I recommend starting with Good Samaritans and following it with Nothing Important Happened Today before starting here. As always with Will Carver, I couldn’t begin to guess how it would end, so didn’t even try, I just enjoyed the ride. If you like something just a little different then Hinton Hollow Death Trip is an original, thought-provoking and hugely entertaining read.
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 bestselling author of Good Samaritansand Nothing Important Happened Today.
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.
|Publication date:||13th August 2020|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 31/07/2022
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Chilling, sinister, dark and festering, I only hope that Evil and his plans won’t pay a to visit our towns and cities anytime soon!
Will Carver always guarantees to deliver a high-concept, dark, and twisted literary thriller and the third in the unique Detective Sergeant Pace series, Hinton Hollow Death Trip is no exception.
With a distinctive and eye catching layout, the story is instantly addictive and with interesting little snippets on most of the pages, these fitted in perfectly with the chapter you are reading and are often thought provoking on the human condition.
Uniquely recountered and narrated by Evil itself, this provided a remarkable voice to an already chilling story. Very chilling but I did find I endeared to Evil even though they are everything it’s name suggests! There’s a lot of uncomfortable reading but in a surreal, entertaining way - however, I like my stories to be as dark as dark can be.
Detective Pace is a bit of an enigma but if you’ve been following him through the previous two books you’ll understand his character. I loved old Mrs Beaufort, the stalwart and matriarch of the town but once Evil gets it’s hands on many of the characters with an invisible push, it changes their personality but only to what’s deep inside them to begin with.
Will Carver is well known for his inventive, sadistic, crude and often cruel imagination, so if like Evil suggests this is not for you, turn back straight away but for me, it was a highly entertaining, thought provoking read that I thoroughly enjoyed. Chilling, sinister, dark and festering, I only hope that Evil and his plans won’t pay a to visit our towns and cities anytime soon!
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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. Will’s latest title published by Orenda Books, Hinton Hollow Death Trip was longlisted for the Not ...More About Will Carver