The hollows / Jess Montgomery.

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      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Jess Montgomery showcases her skills as a storyteller in the second in her Kinship mystery series. The Hollows is a powerful, big-hearted and exquisitely written follow-up to her acclaimed debut The Widows. 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 seeing a ghostly female figure dressed all in white. Newly elected Sheriff Lily Ross is called on to the case to dispel the myths, but Lily does not believe that an old woman would wander out of the hills onto the tracks. In a county where everyone knows everyone, how can someone have disappeared, when nobody knew they were missing? As ghost stories and rumors settle into the consciousness of Moonvale Hollow, Lily tries to search for any real clues to the woman's identity. With the help of her friend Marvena Whitcomb, Lily follows the woman's trail to The Hollows-an asylum is northern Antioch County-and they begin to expose secrets long-hidden by time and the mountains"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • ABNT:
      MONTGOMERY, J. The hollows. First edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2020. ISBN 9781250184542. Disponível em: Acesso em: 10 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Montgomery J. The Hollows. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2020. Accessed July 10, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Montgomery J. The Hollows. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2020. Accessed July 10, 2020.
    • APA:
      Montgomery, J. (2020). The hollows (First edition.). Minotaur Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Montgomery, Jess. 2020. The Hollows. First edition. The Kinship Series: [2]. Minotaur Books.
    • Harvard:
      Montgomery, J. (2020) The hollows. First edition. Minotaur Books (The kinship series: [2]). Available at: (Accessed: 10 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Montgomery, J 2020, The hollows, First edition., The kinship series: [2], Minotaur Books, viewed 10 July 2020, .
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      Montgomery, Jess. The Hollows. First edition., Minotaur Books, 2020. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Montgomery, Jess. The Hollows. First edition. The Kinship Series: [2]. Minotaur Books, 2020.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Montgomery J. The hollows [Internet]. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 10]. (The kinship series: [2]). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1

An elderly woman is found dead at the bottom of Moonvale Hollow Tunnel, an area considered haunted, and Sheriff Lily Ross wants to know who she is and how she died. In this sequel to The Widows (2019), set in the Appalachian hills of Ohio in 1926, Lily turns up dark secrets just before the next election for sheriff is held. Still deeply grieving the murder of her husband, Lily is helped in the investigation by two close friends whom she eventually deputizes, jail mistress Hildy Lee Cooper and union organizer Marvena Whitcomb. The victim is found to be Thea Kincaid, first cousin of Hildy's mother, who was running from the Hollows Asylum for the Insane for a reason that is eventually uncovered, along with disturbing information involving the Women of the Ku Klux Klan (WKKK). Skilled storyteller Montgomery takes up the issue of racial prejudice as it existed in that place and time in this historical mystery that shines with its strong and appealing female characters. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 August

In this follow-up to her LJ-starred The Widows, set in 1926 Ohio, an elderly woman is killed walking along the tracks in Moonvale Tunnel, which cuts through the Appalachian hills. Newly elected Sheriff Lily Ross questions the brakeman's insistence that he saw a ghostly figure on the tracks beforehand, but where did the woman come from? No one has been reported missing.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 November #1

Set in the fall of 1926 in Bronwyn County, Ohio, Montgomery's intricate, atmospheric sequel to 2019's The Widows finds Sheriff Lily Ross called to investigate the death of an elderly woman who fell from the top of the Moonvale Hollow tunnel into the path of an oncoming train. Was it an accident, or was she pushed onto the tracks by a ghostly figure in white, as the brakeman insists? Lily learns that the victim, Thea Kincaide, was an escaped inmate from the Hollows Asylum for the Insane and a long-lost cousin to her best friend, jail mistress Hildy Cooper, who sometimes looks after Lily's two young children. In retracing Thea's path from the asylum to the site of her death, Lily discovers disturbing evidence that an evil spirit from the past is trying to rise again. Realistic characters complement a great sense of place. Montgomery does an admirable job of portraying brave women such as Lily who must become the support of their families in the face of their own grief after their husbands' deaths. Agent: Elisabeth Weed, Book Group. (Jan.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.