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A young woman discovers a strange portal in her uncle’s house, leading to madness and terror in this gripping new novel from the author of the “innovative, unexpected, and absolutely chilling” (Mira Grant, Nebula Award–winning author) The Twisted Ones.

Pray they are hungry.

Kara finds the words in the mysterious bunker that she’s discovered behind a hole in the wall of her uncle’s house. Freshly divorced and living back at home, Kara now becomes obsessed with these cryptic words and starts exploring this peculiar area—only to discover that it holds portals to countless alternate realities. But these places are haunted by creatures that seem to hear thoughts…and the more one fears them, the stronger they become.

With her distinctive “delightfully fresh and subversive” (SF Bluestocking) prose and the strange, sinister wonder found in Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, The Hollow Places is another compelling and white-knuckled horror novel that you won’t be able to put down.

About The Author

J.R. Blackwell

T. Kingfisher, also known as Ursula Vernon, is the author and illustrator of many projects, including the webcomic “Digger,” which won the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story and the Mythopoeic Award. Her novelette “The Tomato Thief” won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette, and her short story “Jackalope Wives” won the Nebula Award for Best Story. She is also the author of the bestselling Dragonbreath, and the Hamster Princess series of books for children. Find her online at

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (October 6, 2020)
  • Runtime: 9 hours and 43 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781797112152

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"In this gripping audiobook of cosmic horror, Hilary Huber narrates as Kara, a recently divorced 34-year-old graphic designer who returns to her small hometown. Kara lives with her Uncle Earl and helps run his business, the Glory to God Museum of Natural Wonders, Curiosities and Taxidermy. She also becomes friends with Simon, a barista at the coffee shop next door. One day, Kara and Simon find a fresh hole in one of the museum's walls, beyond which is a passageway to a mysterious, otherworldly place. Huber grounds the story with her keen characterizations of Kara and Simon, each of them imperfect, authentic, and wryly funny in their own interesting ways. Such relatable characters make the eventual encounter with Lovecraftian terrors all the more chilling."

– AudioFile Magazine

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