The Hollows

"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. Follow the order below, beginning with FRAGILE.


A "Top Book" pick by Good Morning America, Harper's Bazaar, Walmart Book Club

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

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Darkness, My Old Friend

Family Circle "Top Book Pick"

After giving up his post at The Hollows Police Department, Jones Cooper is at loose ends...

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In the Blood

A "Best Book of the Year" from Sun-Sentinel

Liar, Liar, pants on fire. Lana Granger lives a life of lies...

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Crazy Love You

A "Best Book of the Year" from Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Darkness has a way of creeping up when Ian is with Priss...

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The Whispering Hollows

A novella featuring reluctant psychic Eloise Montgomery. This exploration of Eloise is a perfect place for newcomers to be introduced to The Hollows. It is also a source of greater insight into all the connections for those already drawn deep into The Hollows...

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Ink and Bone

Ink and Bone

Finalist for a "Best Book of the Year" in Goodreads Choice Awards.

Twenty-year-old Finley Montgomery is rarely alone. Visited by people whom others can’t see and haunted by prophetic dreams...

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