New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger returns to The Hollows in this gripping psychological thriller Publishers Weekly that uses the fears found in everyday life to keep readers up all night This is one book that will have you racing to the last page, only to have you wishing the ride wasn t over Michael Connelly,New York Times bestselling author After giving up his post at the Hollows Police Department, Jones Cooper is at loose ends He is having trouble facing a horrible event from his past and finding a second act He s in therapy Then, on a brisk October morning, he has a visitor Eloise Montgomery, the psychic who plays a key role in Fragile, comes to him with predictions about his future, some of them direMichael Holt, a young man who grew up in The Hollows, has returned looking for answers about his mother, who went missing many years earlier He has hired local PI Ray Muldune and psychic Eloise Montgomery to help him solve the mystery that has haunted him What he finds might be his undoing Fifteen year old Willow Graves is exiled to The Hollows from Manhattan when six months earlier she moved to the quiet town with her novelist mother after a bitter divorce Willow is acting out, spending time with kids that bring out the worst in her And when things get hard, she has a tendency to run away a predilection that might lead her to dark places I thoroughly enjoyed returning to The Hollows Great characters with many secrets.An intriguing read In this second book in The Hollows series, retired cop Jones Cooper looks into the cold case of a missing woman The book can be read as a standalone The Hollows has a lot of troubled people Jones Cooper, a retired police officer is in therapy, bored, and looking for an outlet for his energy Michael Holt, a disturbed young man whose father recently died and whose gorgeous mother, Marla, disappeared long ago asks a private eye to re open his mother s case The private investigator as In this second book in The Hollows series, retired cop Jones Cooper looks into the cold case of a missing woman The book can be read as a standalone The Hollows has a lot of troubled people Jones Cooper, a retired police officer is in therapy, bored, and looking for an outlet for his energy Michael Holt, a disturbed young man whose father recently died and whose gorgeous mother, Marla, disappeared long ago asks a private eye to re open his mother s case The private investigator asks Cooper the original investigator to help look into Marla s disappearance, and Eloise Montgomery a local psychic who sees ghosts is also drawn into the hunt Fifteen year old Willow Graves is a chronic liar and runaway whose mother recently moved the two of them from NYC to The Hollows Willow hates it there, makes some dubious friends, and continues to behave badly Then there are Kevin and Paula Carr Kevin is a sociopath who controls and frightens his wife She needs to get away from him, but how Though the central mystery of the story is what happened to Marla the other residents dramas make up a good part of the book and provide some mild suspense I thought the characters were well developed and the Marla story was moderately interesting Most readers will probably guess Marla s whereabouts and who was involved with her disappearance For me the book was just okay.You can follow my reviews at I never seem to see anything mentioned on here about Lisa Unger, in which case she is very underrated I haven t read any of her stand alones, but really like all her books set in the Hollows If you want to dive in, start with the 3 short stories which set the scene Lisa Unger is very good at the psychologies of normal and not so normal people in a small town I find her insightful I really enjoy Jones Cooper and ELouise Montgomery You don t need to believe in psychics and or mediums to enj I never seem to see anything mentioned on here about Lisa Unger, in which case she is very underrated I haven t read any of her stand alones, but really like all her books set in the Hollows If you want to dive in, start with the 3 short stories which set the scene Lisa Unger is very good at the psychologies of normal and not so normal people in a small town I find her insightful I really enjoy Jones Cooper and ELouise Montgomery You don t need to believe in psychics and or mediums to enjoy these books many of the characters are cynical too, even Elouise herself cannot always make sense of her gift or curse as she refers to it Recommended series Recommended author I am thoroughly enjoying making my way through Lisa Unger s books This one, is a part of the always entertaining Hallows Series I found it to be full of complex characters, creepy scenery, small town realities and the supernatural Overall, this was an enjoyable book, that I highly recommend