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Deep in the Hollow (Chindi Novel, 1)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Supernatural meets How to Hang a Witch in this thrilling supernatural mystery about a small town haunted by tragedies everyone would soon rather forget―everyone but one girl who makes it her mission to find the truth.

After tragedy strikes 17-year-old Jo Moss’s life, she becomes plagued by panic attacks and anxiety. Not even sleep is safe for her. She thought losing her bo
Published September 29th 2015
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Brandy Nacole
Jun 04, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This book means so much to me. It's based off a local legend that I grew up mesmerized by. I put a lot of heart into Deep in the Hollow. I hope you enjoy it! ...more
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Jo had a mystery to uncover in this book. I enjoyed finding out what this was. I loved the story and I would read more form this author. What happed with Jo's boyfriend? Why she to blame? This book made it fun for me to try to guess all these answers and many more before the author told me. I love that. * I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* ...more
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is book one of the Chindi series and relates a bit of the Native Indian Chindi legend in a modern day storyline. The start of the book is set in 1972, when two young cousins, MayAnn and Ester, sneak out at night to check out their grandfather’s scary tale, only for them to be attacked and pulled away from each other. Next, it is 2015 and the focus is on a senior at the start of the new school year, Jo (real first name Ryleigh), who lost her boyfriend of two years, Bryce, just under a year a ...more
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down. So much that at 3 AM my husband came looking for me to go to bed. I loved how well Brandy Nacole wrote this book. There was just enough description to keep you in the loop and to catch you up on the story. I loved the hints at romance, the walk through Jo's grief, the mystery, and the ghosts. Everything about this book was great to me.

Jo is grieving over the death of Bryce her boyfriend a year ago, her parents taking and leaving her
Book Banshee
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a 3.5 scream (star) review. I devoured this book in one day, the dishes went undone and I nearly missed a meeting. All because I wanted to keep reading, I wanted to uncover the mystery that laid Deep in the Hollow. And why the main character, Jo, was so closed off. Brandy Nacole has a knack for pacing and intrigue; she writes in a manner that pulls you forward into the story and before you know it it is 1:00AM and your eyes are bloodshot. I do have to say, that based on the ARC copy pro ...more
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A thrilling mystery with a legend attached and spine tingling paranormal activity. This book grabbed me from page one. The author wove an intricate tale adding pieces to the puzzle bit by bit. She had me glued to the pages dying to know what would happen next. And the ending, wow!

The characters were so interesting. You first meet Jo, who was not only dealing with loss of a loved one and parents that abandoned her, but was being targeted as a murderer. It broke my heart to see how brutally her pe
Mary Dean
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first time reading a book by this author and I am totally a new fan. This was a great suspenseful paranormal read. It had everything I love: a main character I can relate to and support, a mystery, suspense, some humor and it kept me interested from start to finish.
This is the story of Jo who boyfriend has died and while dealing with his death she is blamed. She starts to be haunted. It isn't until Cooper enters her life that she starts to get a hold on her life. Together they are lo
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was really great and I enjoyed it very much. I was excited to read Brandy Nacole’s writing because I have heard so many great things about her work and I am so glad I was able to. This book was really great, it wasn’t heavy on the horror like I usually like but there were a few spots that I got chill bumps. I think this book would be great for teenagers and made even some of the more mature middle schoolers. There is nothing in this book that should be rated mature, in fact, I would ev ...more
May 25, 2017 rated it liked it
The story itself was interesting. I hadn't read a paranormal/supernatural book yet that referred to Native American culture, so it was an interesting spin. I thought the main character, Jo, was believable as a depressed, broody teen with PTSD. Well done for that. However, there were a few developments later in the story that seemed like they were thrown in but weren't introduced early enough to be as believable as the rest of the story. Additionally, the book really needs to be thoroughly proofr ...more
Sonya Ray
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm a fan of Brandy Nacole, and I have to say, Deep in the Hollow is my favorite works of hers to date. It has the paranormal aspect that I love from Brandy, but what I enjoyed most is the book is based on stories told through the years of a place near her where she has experienced 'some' of the phenomenon she writes about. Brandy puts her own spin on the story and makes it a work of fiction that you will not want to put down!

If ghost stories intrigue you, and the fact that this place really doe
Whitney Greene
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-read-again
I am so behind on my reviews and needing to catch up, so I'm starting with this fantastic read I finished a few days ago. LOVED IT! Jo is amazing and a girl I'd want by my side in a fight to unravel the truth. She was strong and when faced with things that scared her, she barreled ahead and got through it. And Cooper. Hello! I can already tell I'm going to love him and his sister and was pleased to see the author was writing a book for each character. Yay! I've already bought the next in the ser ...more
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book starts off with action and mystery and it goes from there. This is the first time that I have read this author and it's a very well written YA. The story of a teen lost in grief over the loss of someone close to her while dealing with parents that have abandoned her and an elder sibling is quite intense and emotional. Overall it's a great story lots of fun lots of action once again emotional but it also needs a proofreader to make it better. ...more
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
What perfect timing to read DEEP IN THE HOLLOW... As we approach the Halloween season, I enjoy reading stories that make me a little uncomfortable.

This was a quick read that it took me a little bit to get into. For some reason, I had a hard time getting past the first little bit but once I did - WHAM-O.

This is one of those books that I would absolutely recommend to my younger cousins. I am going to be adding the series to my TBR pile for sure.
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome read

Wow! I didn't know what I was getting into when I got this book. I am so glad I did though. It was so hard to put down. With the mystery of what happened to Jo and Bryce and everyone else it was interesting. The characters and the storyline were so good that I felt part of the story. Great read and will read the next book. First time reading this author
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a brilliant read.
Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start.
Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believeable.
Great suspense and action with wonderful world building.
Can't wait to read what the author brings out next.
Recommend reading.
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very interesting story. It was fun, exciting....sad and sweet. A vengeful spirit, murder and several of the town leaders help to cover-up what is happening. It's left up to a grieving high school student, whose long time boyfriend was ended up a victim, and a couple of ghost hunters to discover the truth and stop it from happening again. ...more
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the read. Especially the main character's inner dialogue. It was a new spin on the paranormal, which was refreshing. If you're looking for a new paranormal, with a bit of a twist, then you'll enjoy this book. ...more
Kristi M
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
An interesting new premise on a modern paranormal story that weaves in legends of the past. The characters are well developed with a strong female lead. The book is fast paced and well written. You will immediately be hooked and want more.
Crissy Conner
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I really enjoyed this book, I didn't know what to expect, my first read from this author, but wow - I was surprised, intrigued and couldn't put it down. Thank you for an amazing story and I sure hope this is a sequel, because I want to hear more! ...more
Ashleigh Pate
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not really my cup of tea but to say the least it was very intriguing & kept me on the edge of my seat. Though I'm not normally into thriller/ horror stories the ghost aspect kept me from totally dismissing the book in its entirety. All in all I ended up loving it & can't wait for more! ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I'm almost always up for a good read about hauntings. It doesn't have to be a horror story, just the elements of a good mystery, the paranormal, and the spooky. And this book has it. Plus a great human element. A definite must read. I already bought the second book!
Heather Vern
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Was introduced to this book by a good friend. I’m not usually one for a ghost read, but I was very pleased with the story and character development in this story can’t wait to start book two.
Jennifer McMurrain
Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Deep in the Hollow pulled me in the from the very beginning and kept me reading late into the night. I'm a sucker for a good ghost story, but I'm also very picky about them, this one does not disappoint. I can't wait to read the second one. Highly recommend. ...more
Apryl Miller
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
A different style from some of here other books. Still a good paranormal mystery with twist and turns.
Lynn  2 Girls & A Book
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Author Brandy Nacole weaves an urban legend into a thrilling page-turner in Deep In The Hollow.
Nov 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
An interesting read. I'm looking forward to reading more in this series. ...more
Brandi Collins
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a quick-read, YA paranormal mystery set in Dover, Arkansas. I love the characters in this story, expecially Jo, who is is still healing from past heartache. When scary things begin to happen again, Jo sets out to solve the mystery once and for all with help from a mysterious boy and his sister. I enjoyed this story very much and look forward to reading the next book in the series. This novel hit home for me, literally, since I live near the main setting of the story.
Elena Linville
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, loved-ok
You can find this review and more on my blog.

Apart from a few little gripes about the last part of the story, I really loved this book.

Jo is a typical teenager faced with very untypical circumstances. A year ago she witnessed the death of her boyfriend Bryce and the circumstances were less than ordinary. Something attacked them at the overlook and pushed Bryce over the stone wall and into the hollow. Problem is, nobody believes her. In fact, everyone in the little town seems to think that she k
Dana Busenbark
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was nothing like I had thought it would be. It was better. You start out with Jo, knowing something happened to her, but not understanding or knowing what. Then, as you start to get into the book, you realize her boyfriend is dead. What happened? Why is everyone blaming her, including herself? How did he die? What is going on in her town? We don't get to the crux of how her boyfriend Bryce died until about 1/4 of the way into the book. Then, you can see why she blames herself, and why ...more
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Brandy Nacole is a writer of paranormal suspense and mystery. She's penned the bestselling novel DEEP IN THE HOLLOW, THE SHADOW WORLD TRILOGY and MURDER IS A DEBATE.

She loves keeping readers on the edge of their seats as that's where she likes to stay. Her favorite pastimes are reading, writing, exploring the world, and spending as much time with her husband, kids, and fur babies as possible. If B

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