Book Review: House of Hollow

TILTLE: House of Hollow

AUTHOR: Krystal Sutherland

GENRE: Thriller

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The worst nightmare for a parent is to lose their child. But what if you lose not only one, but all three of your children in a single night?

Hollows were a mediocre family living in Edinburgh until that fateful night when their three daughters, Grey, Vivi and Iris, disappeared from solid ground only to be found on that exact spot a month later, unharmed, but somehow with different hair and eyes.

There are things in every family that are not talked about. Stories you know without really knowing how you know them, tales of terrible things that cast long shadows over generations.

House of Hollow

This book reads like a lullaby entwined with an ominous music. Throughout the book, smell is used as a powerful imagery.

You will find characters of this book hanging by a thread connecting their reality to a world inside their heads; characters who are trying too hard to fit in an ordinary life, characters who go beyond their understanding of the world to find peace.

No one knows what lies behind closed doors, or what lurks in the dark. Everyone wakes up with a start when faced with a nightmare, but what if that nightmare finds you in reality? How much can one run?

Krystal Sutherland’s writing keeps you on the edge of your seat, and makes you take pauses in between only to dig deeper to unravel the mysterious world of the Hollow sisters. It’s creepy and you can feel it crawling under your skin.

If I am asked to describe this book in a line, I would say, this book is a fairytale in disguise.

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