It's been a long time since I've posted a review on my blog, but I managed to snare a delicious new ARC for Brian Keene's latest horror novel Dark Hollow, which is slated for release January 29th, 2008.
About the book...
In Brian Keene’s Dark Hollow, Adam Senft is out walking his dog when he is lured by the sound of panpipes into the woods of LeHorn’s Hollow—a foreboding niche of Pennsylvania woodlands with a long and frightening history of murder and black magic.
There Adam stumbles upon an old stone marker engraved with pagan secrets, and in a clearing off the beaten track, he is shocked to discover one of his young female neighbors engaged in sexual acts with a gruesome statue.
When the statue comes to life before his eyes and beckons him to step forward into the hollow, Adam retreats, unable to speak of what he has witnessed until, one by one, women around the neighborhood begin to vanish without a trace.
Dark Hollow is a smart blend of quiet horror and dark suspense, with roots going back to such classic horror tales as The Wicker Man and Rosemary’s Baby. This is no slasher tale; Dark Hollow is a thinking man’s horror story built around a backbone of modern and ancient folklore.
The suburban setting and its residents drive the story; we bear witness as Adam Senft tells his tale, rallying the neighborhood men to band together as a group of unlikely heroes who set out to uncover the truth behind the horrific events of LeHorn’s Hollow, all in a desperate attempt to protect the ones they love.
Brian Keene has created a believable world where the mythical beasts of the Great Labyrinth coexist seamlessly alongside our unsuspecting modern society. Dark Hollow is a fresh, thought provoking, and satisfying read.
~Cora Zane, December 16, 2007
Dark Hollow will be available next month through Dorchester Publishing.