Monday 20 July 2020

#BlogTour Hinton Hollow Death Trap by Will Carver

Today it's a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour Hinton Hollow Death Trap by Will Carver.
About the Author
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. Good Samaritans was book of the year in Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Express, and hit number one on the ebook charts.

About the book
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.

Do you just need a nudge? Are a massage (Carver's word) away from letting evil sit on your shoulder and whisper soothing words into your ear?

I kinda love it when evil or death pop out of the shadows to narrate a story. It gives the whole premise a different kind of depth and dimension. Evil is kinda like the truth-speaker. The wise old man who tells you tales and in this case he is there to lead DS Pace on a merry chase or is he following him around. Then again perhaps it has been Pace in charge all along.

What's interesting about this idea of evil walking into or submersing an entire town for a few days and causing chaos, pain, torture and all manners of deeds that wouldn't otherwise have been perpetrated, is the ring of truth. We all know of places that appear to be suddenly be overrun with erratic behaviour and tragedy. Is it possible that evil in the guise of temporary insanity or a tragic turn of events is actually at fault? Does evil leave a signature we haven't learnt to decipher yet?

Does it wander in and seep into the soil, contaminate people and places. Manipulate what is already there - to give a little shove to someone who is teetering on the precipice of darkness and evil.
It's noir, it's a breath of fresh air, it's the internal dialogue that follows you around daily and it's the kind of read you want to disavow because it's the truth.

I'll end this review on a note, you'll have to read the book to understand what it means and kudos to the author for making that point - I don't stand by. I never have and never will. I have acted.

Buy Hinton Hollow Death Trap at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Oenda Books 12 Jun. 2020. Buy at Amazon com. Buy at

Read my reviews of Good Samaritans and Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver.

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