Friday, May 15, 2015

{Review} DUSK: THE HOLLOW TRILOGY, Book 1 by Brent Kruscke

ISBN #: 978-0692360224
Page Count: 370
Copyright: 2015
Publisher: The CineMen; 1st Edition

Book Description:
(Taken from Amazon)

In 1976 a string of grizzly murders plagues the small town of Pointe's Hollow. 16 year old Nicholas Wake is pulled into the investigation by a deadly event which nearly costs his life. Dusk, a mysterious gunman, begins to piece together the facts of the case with Nicholas's help. As the pieces fall into place, Nicholas's eyes are opened to the evil that has been brewing in Pointe's Hollow for more years than anyone can count.

This is the first installment of a much larger story entitled The Hollow Trilogy. In Book One, Brent Kruscke spins a wildly fun, yet dark tale with colorful characters and twisted circumstances. Follow Nicholas and Dusk as they fight for survival and unravel the mysteries of Pointe's Hollow.

Lupe's Review:

Ok in full disclosure, I actually KNOW the author. Like he is dating a lifelong family friend of mine. That being said, this was seriously worthy of all 5 stars I just gave on Goodreads.  From the very beginning, I had chills.

We start with Nicholas, a pretty average 16 year old who lives in a small town in Michigan. He has all the regular problems: homework, family and girls. Until one night in the woods when all that changes. Nicholas is on his way home from helping the town librarian when he sees something straight out of a horror flick. And then his adventure begins...

We meet Dusk, Nicholas's savior in the night. A troubled man with a dark and sad past, he is a vigilante but not of human injustices, but those things that go bump in the night.

Together, Nicholas and Dusk fight the battles that no one in Pointe's Hollow could even imagine. There is more to this world than meets the eye.

I was weary at first because horror novels sometimes seem to me to all be the same. It was one of the reasons I stopped reading a series recently. It just didn't capture me. This one, though?? I am so disappointed that I now have to hound Brent RELENTLESSLY to hurry up and get the second book done. Like, yesterday. He needed it done yesterday. This was fun, engaging, thrilling and scary all at once. It was magnificent. The pace was great, and it kept you guessing to the very end. I sincerely cannot wait until the next installment.

*A physical copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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