"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.
Darkness, My Old Friend
In the Blood
Crazy Love You
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...
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...