Hinton Hollow Death Trip by Will Carver

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Hinton Hollow Death Trip by Will Carver


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.

My Review:

Having really enjoyed Good Samaritans and Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver I was really looking forward to seeing what was to come next. The wait was worth it. Hinton Hollow Death Trip (Orenda Books) is released on 6th August and its narrator is evil itself.

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The story begins with Henry Wallace an eight-year-old boy who was put on a train by his mother and a note attached to him saying keep him safe for a week. Back in his home town of Hinton Hollow evil has arrived and over the next five days the 5,120 inhabitants of this small town will know darkness has befallen their small town and lives will never be the same again.

This is gripping and dark novel that follows Carver’s previous novel Nothing Important Happened Today and we back with DS Pace. Nothing will prepare you for this one though. Will Carver a writer who will take you on a reading journey unlike anything else you will ever read. This small town where everyone knows everyone and their business. Now evil is here and he has a job to do. In this town you will meet some characters that could be similar to those who live in your town. But now evil is here and he is going to make them do things that are out of character to say the least.

This is the third in the series involving DS Pace, but I felt sorry for him as he returned to his home town only to face evil and its manipulations and this will be his biggest test yet. Can he save the residents of Hinton Hollow from themselves? As much as you can read as a standalone you will want to read the previous two after you have read Hinton Hollow Death Trip.

This is a novel with short chapters and into days and allows the storyline to creep under your skin the deeper you get into the book. It will leave you asking many questions of yourself and others. Will Carver’s novels are some of the best in the way that he writes and crafts his storyline and they leave you just wanting more and more. Highly Recommended.



320 Pages.
Thank you to Karen Sullivan (Orenda Books) for the review copy of Hinton Hollow Death Trip by Will Carver.
Hinton Hollow Death Trip by Will Carver was published by Orenda Books and will be published on 13th August 2020 and is available to Pre-order through Waterstones, Amazon and through your local independent bookshop.

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Good Samaritans – Will Carver


Good Samaritans – Will Carver

Well now here is a new literary name for me and Will Carver’s latest novel Good Samaritans really has left its mark in more ways than I can express here.

Meet Seth Beauman, he really has trouble sleeping and he spends his long sleepless nights randomly calling strangers, for what purpose you might ask. Without trying to give and real spoilers away Will Carver has created a small cast in this dark and sexy novel that will keep you up in the night.


First up we meet Hadley Serf a woman who is deeply troubled and very suicidal. Feeling like the walls around her are closing in and totally un-noticed in life. She is desperate. She decides the only way is the Samaritans and ends up in speaking with Seth who actually is not a Samaritan and their telephone conversations take place after Seth’s wife (Maeve) goes to bed. Soon both Seth and Hadley start to meet face to face.

Meave is all too aware of what her husband is up to late at night and actually gets something from this. There is in this story an actual Samaritan and this is Ant and he is still trying to recover from the loss of his best friend who was killed while touring Australia.

In the story we also meet Detective Sergeant Pace who has the grizzly task of trying to find a serial killer of young women. But this killer has a gruesome trademark. Once he kills the women he then bleaches them to leave no trace and buries them knowing one day very soon some poor unsuspecting sole will find the body. For DS Pace he too has a past and what does Meave find so fascinating about him? What is their relationship?

This is a really compelling and gripping read that gets your attention in many ways from the relationships between the characters and then the murders to bottles of bleach. There is also sex thrown in and I don’t just mean a little hanky panky here, I am talking hot and steamy and at times rampant. This is a thriller that is somewhat comical but will also get your pulse racing. The book seems to gather pace as go get further into the storyline. Will Carver you have written one hell of a thriller with more twists and turns than you can keep up with. *BRILLIANT*

 318 Pages.

Thank you to Karen Sullivan for the review copy of Good Samaritans by Will Carver

Good Samaritans by Will Carver was published by Orenda Books and was published on 15th November 2018 and is available through Waterstones, Amazon and through your local independent bookshop.