In his latest addition to southern small town tales, The Curse of Crow Hollow, Billy Coffey exhumes an evil that can lurk in even the most Christian heart. Crow Hollow is a small town with big secrets and a witch named Alvaretta Graves that lives on Campbell’s mountain. When a few teenagers happen upon Alvaretta’s cabin one Saturday night, a curse is unleashed that tumbles off Campbell’s mountain and crashes in on Crow Hollow and all that live there.
Billy Coffey can always be counted on to show small town, southern living in an honest way. Or maybe it isn’t just the south he is talking about, but the human condition. Coffey gets better with each new book. Some might say darker, but let’s face it, when things get more honest, they often get darker and uglier. Crow Holler is full of well developed and interesting characters, along with a captivating story to carry them along.
The most intriguing element of The Curse of Crow Hollow is the narration. The story is told from an outsider’s point of view, a voice with a strong southern accent and a knowledge of the characters that is troublesome. Who is this person? Well, you will have to read all the way to the end to find out. This reviewer won’t tell lest the curse fall on him.
If you like southern stories, especially those that contain supernatural and spiritual elements, then this one is for you. If you like good storytelling in general, then this one is for you as well. I believe there is something for most anybody in this book since our world abounds with evil and this book illustrates well how it can manifest itself.
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