“Unger is building a sense of place for The Hollows that rivals Stephen King’s Castle Rock for continuity and creepiness.”
News & Observer, Raleigh

When I first started writing about The Hollows, I didn’t think much of it. It was the fictional setting for my novel, Fragile, nestled someplace near New York City geographically, but far from it in every other way. I envisioned it as a small town, the kind of place where “everyone knows everyone” – or thinks they do. During the writing of Fragile, The Hollows started to assert itself. It wasn’t content to be just a backdrop. Much in the same way characters reveal themselves little by little as a story progresses, so it was with The Hollows. It had a personality, an agenda. It didn’t like secrets; it seemed to encourage paths to cross. It wasn’t the backdrop to a story, after all; The Hollows was a character.

These novels are not a series in the traditional sense, because they feature different people and stories. However, they chain link to one another. Each can be read as a standalone, if you choose. But if you are the type of reader who wants to begin at the beginning, here is a roadmap that will give you the richest experience. Just follow the order below, beginning with Fragile.

Ink and Bone

Ink and Bone

Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for Best Book.

Twenty-year-old Finley Montgomery is rarely alone. Visited by people whom others can’t see and haunted by prophetic dreams, she has never been able to control or understand the things that happen to her.
The Whispering Hollows

The Whispering Hollows

A Novella

On an ordinary day in The Hollows, a terrible accident claims the lives of Eloise Montgomery’s husband and oldest daughter and leaves Eloise in a coma.
Crazy Love You Mass Market

Crazy Love You

“Sinister thriller.” —The Washington Post

Darkness has a way of creeping up when Ian is with Priss. Even when they were kids, playing in the woods of their small Upstate New York town, he could feel it.

In the Blood

In The Blood

Goodreads Choice Award Nominee and Amazon, Indie Next, Sun-Sentinel Best Book.

Lana Granger lives a life of lies. She has told so many lies about where she comes from and who she is that the truth is like a cloudy nightmare she can’t quite recall.
Darkness My Old Friend

Darkness, My Old Friend

“Enthralling.” —Michael Connelly

After giving up his post at the Hollows Police Department, Jones Cooper is at loose ends. He is having trouble facing a horrible event from his past and finding a second act.


GMA, Parade, Harper’s Bazaar and Walmart Book Club Top Pick.

Everybody knows everybody in The Hollows, a quaint, charming town outside of New York City.