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The Curse of Crow Hollow With the “profound sense of Southern spirituality” he is known for Publishers Weekly Billy Coffey draws us into a town where good and evil—and myth and reality—intertwine in unexpected waysEveryone in Crow Hollow knows of Alvaretta Graves the old widow who lives in the mountain Many call her a witch; others whisper she’s insane Everyone agrees the vengeance Alvaretta swore at her husband’s death hovers over them all That vengeance awakens when teenagers stumble upon Alvaretta’s cabin incurring her curse Now a sickness moves through the Hollow Rumors swirl that Stu Graves has risen for revenge And the people of Crow Hollow are left to confront not only the darkness that lives on the mountain but the darkness that lives within themselves“Coffey spins a wicked tale The Curse of Crow Hollow blends folklore superstition and subconscious dread in the vein of Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery’”—Kirkus Reviews

  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The Curse of Crow Hollow
  • Billy Coffey
  • 15 August 2015
  • 9780718026776

About the Author: Billy Coffey

Billy and his wife Joanne live with their two children in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains A product of his small town locale Billy counts as assets his rural authenticity unwavering sense of purpose and insatiable curiosity all of which tend to make his front porch a comfortably crowded place

10 thoughts on “The Curse of Crow Hollow

  1. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    I love to be told a story and that's exactly how this book feels Told by a narrator that speaks in an old southern voice I had thought when starting the book that I would get irritated by it It ended up being oddly addictive and it fit this book perfectly The voice used is telling the story about what happened to an outsider You will want to pull up a chair and listen it to it Set in Crow Hollow a small town in the Appalachian mountains the story starts with a group of teenagers going somewhere that is not allowed because it's one of the girls birthday and she wants a special night to impress a boy I'd like to tell you about Scarlett Bickford's eighteenth birthday how her and her friends somehow managed to salvage things and have the night they'd all wanted But I can't do that friend because that's not how it went They ended up with teenage drama causing them to have a bad night where a diamond bracelet stolen from a parent gets lost in the night Waking up the next morning they know they have to get that bracelet back They find burned tracks that are bigger than any footprints that they have seen before and follow them They end up at Alvaretta Graves's small cabin The local witch Alvaretta is not someone these kids have met up with before but their parents have history with her Ain't only sins of the father that come to visit in these parts friend The sins of the mother will get you just the same The kids end up running for their lives after being cursed by Alvaretta Upon their return to Crow Hollow their curses have come true and it sets off a panic in town that starts to simmer under the towns peoples lives to a boiling point where you know that people are going to end up deadIs there a demon helping out Alvaretta? Is this just the result of mass hysteria? Those uestions kept me turning these pagesBut thenThis book is so very good in parts and deliciously creepy it does tend to drag in so many places I think if the books many pages were cut in two it would make a better story There was just too much telling that went into the story Some places have a feel to them like there's a heaviness to the air You can't see it with your eyes but you know it in your gut and what your gut says is those places are not made for humans at all but for things best left alone Booksource Netgalley in exchange for review

  2. Reading Reindeer Reading Reindeer says:

    Review THE CURSE OF CROW HOLLOW by Billy CoffeyAuthor Billy Coffey possesses a multidimensional talent for eliciting a variety of genres faith mystery horror history marital literary familial occult and so much He also continuously demonstrates an in depth comprehension of Appalachian mountain culture and its people I am determined to read everything he publishes THE CURSE OF CROW HOLLOW is an unforgettable magnificently conceptualized tale of a tiny community in Appalachia and its microcosm of the wider universal human condition I read this nearly 400 page novel in a single afternoon and evening and at the end I counted myself astounded at the author's reach a vastness at which he constantly succeedsRelease August 4 2015

  3. Paige Bookdragon Paige Bookdragon says:

    The reason why I always try to finish a book in one day is because the moment that it stays unfinished for than 2 days I become uninterestedThe Curse of Crow Hollow is one of a kind I'm actually very interested in the plot A witch's curse a town of bible thumping people and a secret that's so deeply guarded? I'm loving it This book was also written in a way that an old man is telling you the story of their town uite mysterious and deliciously creepy if you ask meBut the thing about this book is it's so draaaaaaaging There are some scenes that is really not needed and I grew tired of all the bibbidi bobbidi boo that is happening I can't wait for the action and all the revelations to happen but the pacing is really testing my non existent patienceSo DNF 48%

  4. Rhiannon Johnson Rhiannon Johnson says:

    Read my full review here This is a combined review of The Night Sister and The Curse of Crow HollowI loved both of these novels They were each so creepy and put me in the mood for the upcoming fall season I was surprised that they weren't releasing in October because they seem like they would be perfect for readers looking for a spooky seasonal read I will admit that I thought oh this isn't that scary with The Night Sister until the last 100 pages then I had the heeby jeebies and could not turn the pages fast enough The Curse of Crow Hollow had me worried for a bit that it would turn out like The Returned or Under the Dome which were both huge let downs for me I was also concerned that it would take a severe religious bend due to the Christian publisher I was wrong on both counts It was like nothing I've ever read and wait until you get a load of the narrator So if you are looking for some spine tingly skin crawly reads this fall check out both of these releases

  5. Sterlingcindysu Sterlingcindysu says:

    35 rounded down A great witch story especially if you read in during October and like your spooky tales with a lot of blood and human angst Writing style? Great old folksy sit down stranger take a load off narrative Scene? Small town with not much going for it Characters? Ah Way too manyas in the Entire Town with all the back stories included Even during the Big Climax I didn't remember half of who was who Pace? A little on the slow side mostly because see above all the back stories Frankly I like my hollows named Skunk not Crow

  6. Ron Ron says:

    Couldn't get passed the heavy dialect Too much attention to trying to determine what's being said to be able to enjoy what it means

  7. Cristi-Lael Cristi-Lael says:

    35 375 starsFirst off I want to say that I really liked the premise of a stranger accidentally finding himself in this small town and being told the whole story of what happened recently in the town by an old timer That as done very well and was properly carried throughout the whole bookI think what bothered me a bit was that I had expected this to be a proper horror book with witches and spells and curses and whatnot And it did have that element but it was a rather minor part of the story actually I've seen this compared to Shirley Jackson's The Lottery and I can see that comparison for sure This book deals a lot with the narrow mindedness and mob mentality that can often happen in small cut off communities like the Crow Hollow And in that way this book is still very scary but not the kind of scary I was expectingCoffey did a good job with his description and the way he laid the story out but I feel like it was longer than it needed to be There were parts between pages 100 250 that I thought were not needed and dragged on That's the main reason for the lowered score Had it not dragged so much in those spots I probably would have given it a 4 star

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  9. Trang Tran (Bookidote) Trang Tran (Bookidote) says:

    Personally I've always loved a story with witches paranormal activities and magic going on I've been a huge fan of anything related to that because I think it's fun to read about it and to let go of our imagination This book delivers exactly what I love about those themes witchcraft curse cults dark magic You will find everything in it with a smart storyline As for the characters the author did an amazing job at describing them all and giving us a backstory to everyone and every family I must admit there were a lot of characters and a lot of things going on but he kept it really organized and clean when it comes to each character so I didn't have a hard time to follow through the story You can check out our blog for the whole review here Trang Bookidote

  10. Lolly K Dandeneau Lolly K Dandeneau says:

    Oh my the trouble teenagers get themselves into most though are wise enough not to cross a witch Or is it the devil? What is the evil that curses these folks? I love the southern tongue it lends the story charm mixed in the eerie happenings It is a spritual novel and normally not my cup of tea but I enjoyed it The widow weathered old Alvaretta Graves cursed the townspeople after her huband's death and in some ways who can blame her but is she a witch housing something evil ready to set it loose? When teenagers confront her they bring sickness to the hollow and it's people soon they are on the hunt for whatever haunts them They must find where the evil dwells but can they save their souls? Southern Christianity

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