Review: The Hollow Gods by A.J. Vrana

I received an e-arc copy of this book from the publisher to review, all thoughts are my own.

Synopsis:

Black Hollow is a town with a dark secret.


For centuries, residents have foretold the return of the Dreamwalker—an ominous figure from local folklore said to lure young women into the woods and possess them. Yet the boundary between fact and fable is blurred by a troubling statistic: occasionally, women do go missing. And after they return, they almost always end up dead.

When Kai wakes up next to the lifeless body of a recently missing girl, his memory blank, he struggles to clear his already threadbare conscience.

Miya, a floundering university student, experiences signs that she may be the Dreamwalker’s next victim. Can she trust Kai as their paths collide, or does he herald her demise?

And after losing a young patient, crestfallen oncologist, Mason, embarks on a quest to debunk the town’s superstitions, only to find his sanity tested.

A maelstrom of ancient grudges, forgotten traumas, and deadly secrets loom in the foggy forests of Black Hollow. Can three unlikely heroes put aside their fears and unite to confront a centuries-old evil? Will they uncover the truth behind the fable, or will the cycle repeat?

My Review:

4/5

Kai was actually my favorite character from this book. The mystery surrounding the murders was interesting, especially when combined with an ancient evil. Overall, the story was really engaging and I couldn’t put it down! I read this in two sittings and felt that, while it lagged in some places, overall it was a good read. Definitely recommend for mystery and paranormal fans alike!

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