Author(s): Carver, Will
'Cements Carver as one of the most exciting authors in Britain. After this, he'll have his own cult following' Daily Express
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.
Praise for Will Carver
"Weirdly page-turning." --Sunday Times
"Laying bare our 21st-century weaknesses and dilemmas, Carver has created a highly original state-of-the-nation novel." --Literary Review
"Arguably the most original crime novel published this year." --Independent
"At once fantastical and appallingly plausible . . . this mesmeric novel paints a thought-provoking if depressing picture of modern life." --Guardian
"This book is most memorable for its unrepentant darkness." --Telegraph
"Unlike anything else you'll read this year." --Heat
"Utterly mesmerising." --Crime Monthly