326 Pages
Credo House Publishers
September 1, 2021

Everyone has wanted their favorite book to be real, if only for a moment. Everyone has wished to meet their favorite characters, if only for a day. But be careful in that wish, for even a history laid in ink can be repaid in flesh and blood, and reality is far deadlier than fiction . . . especially on Addington Isle.

Winterset Hollow follows a group of friends to the place that inspired their favorite book—a timeless tale about a tribe of animals preparing for their yearly end-of-summer festival. But after a series of shocking discoveries, they find that much of what the world believes to be fiction is actually fact, and that the truth behind their beloved story is darker and more dangerous than they ever imagined. It’s Barley Day . . . and you’re invited to the hunt.

Winterset Hollow is as thrilling as it is terrifying and as smart as it is surprising. A uniquely original story filled with properly unexpected twists and turns, Winterset Hollow delivers complex, indelible characters and pulse- pounding action as it storms toward an unforgettable climax that will leave you reeling. How do you celebrate Barley Day? You run, friend. You run.

Wow! Just Wow! This book is a fairytale turned nightmare, in every essence.

This story started off slow. Giving us a glimpse of the lives of our main characters. Then the story begins picking up speed, as it turns into a story that could have came straight out of “Alice in Wonderland”, with its strange happenings. Then BAM!!! The nightmare begins and the story takes on the speed of a locomotive.

This author carefully crafted a very unusual yet unique horror! It starts with beautiful wonderment only to end in death and destruction. The characters are odd and strange in their own right. With Eamon slowly discovering who he is and why his father was the way he was.

Overall this book starts as a slow burn, then burns out of control. Page by page as the horrors take place, readers are left feeling shocked at the turn of events. But in the end solace is found.

I have never read anything quite like this before. Yet I could not put this book down. I was drawn in by its odd nature. It had me on the edge of my seat throughout, begging for a victory for Eamon and his friends.

This book is not for anyone who doesn’t like blood and guts. It is a horror story of epic proportions and is a tad disturbing. You will never look at Beatrix Potter books the same again. They will take on a whole new meaning after reading this.

I highly recommend this book to those who like twisted horror stories with a touch of childhood storytelling.

Author Bio:

Jonathan Edward Durham was born near Philadelphia in one of many rust-belt communities where he read voraciously throughout his youth. After attending the College of William & Mary, where he received a degree in neuroscience, Jonathan waded into the professional world before deciding he was better suited for more artistic pursuits. He now lives in California where he writes to bring a unique voice to the space between the timeless wonder of his favorite childhood stories and the pop sensibilities of his adolescent literary indulgences.



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