Sunday, August 11, 2019

On My Radar: Jess Montgomery's The Hollows

Since Jess Montgomery's debut mystery The Widows comfortably resides on my Best Reads of 2019 list, you have to know that I was looking forward to the next book in the Kinship historical series. Well, I found out what it is, and I can't wait to get my hands on it and read it!

Let me tell you more about it...

Available January 14, 2020!

"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."

Montgomery's first book was so evocative of time and place, and it looks as though this one will be, too. How many of you have read The Widows? Do you plan to add The Hollows to your pre-orders/wishlists? I know I do!


  1. I do like a good historical novel, Cathy. And it sounds as though this one has an interesting premise!

    1. The first book in the series was so good that there's no way I'm ignoring the second!

  2. Loved The Widows and agree on designation of a best book of the year.
    Yes, I'm going to put The Hollows on my TBR list and look for it.


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