Dark Hollows - Steve Frech

Dark Hollows

By Steve Frech

  • Release Date: 2019-12-06
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 76 Ratings


‘Wowzers, what a read… I absolutely LOVED this book… An unputdownable page turner of a read.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars

Jacob Reese enjoys the quiet life, running a coffee shop and renting out his cottage in The Hollows, Vermont.

But the calm is shattered when a woman who looks eerily similar to his ex-girlfriend Laura turns up to stay in the cottage, and leaves a mysterious note in the guest book.

Now Jacob’s seeing Laura everywhere—a glimpse of her face across the street, her music box left outside his house, a gift he gave her years before hanging from the trees.

But it can’t be Laura. Because Laura’s dead.

Someone knows Jacob’s secret—what really happened the night Laura died—and they’re out for revenge…

A gripping and twisted thriller. Fans of Gillian Flynn, Gregg Olsen and Mark Edwards will love Steve Frech.

Readers LOVE Dark Hollows:

‘Wow!… This book just pulls you right in… I couldn’t put it down!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘One of the best thrillers I’ve read this year.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Best psychological thriller of 2019.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Couldn’t put it down… Absolutely fantastic nail-biting novel, so gripping I just could not stop reading.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Exciting and thrilling… Like riding a rollercoaster… Should be on everyone’s reading list.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I burned through this.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Once I started I couldn’t put it down!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow! I absolutely loved this book! I was hooked from page one.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Impossible to put down.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Great book! I could not put it down. Read the book in one day. Had me guessing until the end.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘This one would go down on my list of favorite thrillers this year… I loved this book!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

About the author

Steve Frech lives in Los Angeles. In addition to writing, he produces and hosts the Random Awesomeness Podcast, an improv-comedy quiz show that has been performed at Upright Citizens Brigade, The Improv, iO West, and Nerdist.


  • Quick read with a suspense-filled narrative and an intriguing story

    By ticklemoipickle
    Dark Hollows is a mystery thriller set in a picturesque town in Vermont. Right off the bat, Frech does a fantastic job describing The Hollows and capturing the scenic beauty of New England. Jacob and Murphy’s relationship is heartwarming. The novel itself is a quick read with an engaging story. There is little emphasis on secondary characters, but it doesn’t seem to negatively affect the narrative. The ending can be polarizing since it is left open-ended but I personally didn’t mind it at all.
  • Can’t Put Downable!!

    By Karias32
    One of those rare books that grabs you on page one! You are annoyed by Jake’s choices, fall in love with Murphy and are immediately entangled with what is an unforgettable mystery. Loved every minute! Hope Steve French continues to write!!
  • Dark Hollows

    By forgedabout!
    Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Well written. Couldn't wait to turn page to follow what happens next. Interesting characters and situations. Liked the ending. Well done. Will look forward to reading more of this author's work.