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A great Summer Read that made me forget we were in a pandemic for a few hours
Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2020
I was pleasantly surprised to see the email from Amazon letting me know The Hollow Ones was available for download. I planned to reach a chapter or two and then save the rest for the weekend. Several hours later I finished the book and I needed to make other weekend plans.
I have been a fan of Chuck Hogan for years. I have enjoyed his early work as well as his more recent Strain Trilogy also written with Guillermo Del Toro, one of my favorite directors.
While this book does not fit my normal genre of a spy and detective novels ( think Brad Thor, Daniel Silva, Michael Connelly), it kept me interested and engaged. It was a fast paced thriller that was part occult, part detective and part historical fiction. Flashbacks to the 1500s and 1962 were used to provide necessary background.
The main characters were well developed and likable.
Without giving away the story, the novel centers around an FBI agent and a mysterious ‘occult detective.’ The two team up to prevent potential world wide disaster.
I definitely see this book and hopefully it’s sequel made into a movie or perhaps a Netflix type mini series. The flashback scenes would work great in that setting.
If you are looking for faced paced Summer Read, you won’t be disappointed with The Hollow Ones.