Ohio, 1926: For many years, the underground railroad track in Moonvale Tunnel has been used as a short cut through the Appalachian hills. When an elderly woman is killed walking along the tracks, the brakeman tells tales of ...more
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The series is based on real life events and focused on a 1920’s female sheriff in Appalachia. As the sheriff, Lily Ross is called to investigate the mysterious death of an elderly woman in the remote district called Moonvale Tunnel. Lily is assisted by her deputy sheriffs’ Hildy and Marvena, as their ...more
Perhaps the setting speaks to me so strongly because I was raised in a small farm town that had a coal mine until the ...more
The widow Lily Ross is very good at her job as sheriff, but it seems she must devote more energy defending the fact that she’s female than she does just trying to keep her responsibilities in order. The election is coming up, too, which is already causing some backstabbing and mumbling among the town’s ...more
Lily Ross became sheriff of the fictional Bronwyn County during The Widows, and as The Hollows opens, we learn she is running for ...more
My thanks to Netgalley and St Martin's Press for this advanced readers copy. This book is due to release in January 2020.
In addition to the fact ...more
Lily begins the task not only to identity the woman but to find out if her death was accidental or if she was pushed to her death. With the help of her ...more
Lily Ross’s term as sheriff is nearly over and she’s up for re-election. The town is split, some support Lily, knowing what a great job she’s done after inheriting the role after her husband Daniel’s death, while others want a man in ...more
One of my favorite things about this story is the great female characters. Jess Montgomery gives us strong, independent characters that aren't afraid to follow their instincts.
It is book 2 in the Kinship series. Without reading ...more
This series is based on the true events of the first female sheriff in this small town in Ohio. I haven't read the first book in the series, The Widows, so I was a little lost on references to events in the first book, but I don't think it's necessary to read it first.
When an old woman jumps in front of the train, sheriff Lily Ross is called to investigate. The woman wears ...more
*Thank you to NetGalley & St. Martin's Press for allowing me to read an e-copy for free in exchange ...more
The characters are interesting, the writing flows well, and the story covers many topics. It was an enjoyable read!
I liked the well crafted plot, the well researched historical background and the solid mystery.
Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
I love a good historical novel and The Hollows was one of them. The mystery in this one was just as good as the first. It had me staying up way too late to finish it, just to find out what happened.
The Widows had POV's from Lily and Marvena. The Hollows adds in Hildy's POV as well. I really enjoyed her arc to the story.
There is an elderly woman who is hit by a train and Lily must determine whether it was an ...more
Under Jess's given name, she is a newspaper columnist, focusing on the literary life, ...more