Exclusive Cover Reveal: The Hollows by Daniel Church

Today, we’ve got a special treat for you readers of Grimdark Magazine. We’ve teamed up with our friends over at Angry Robot for an exclusive cover reveal for their November lead title, The Hollows by Daniel Church. With the tagline The Dark is Coming. Survive The Night. this sounds like the perfect read for our audience, and we can’t wait to get our greedy hands on a copy. Set in the Peak District village of Barsall, and featuring agonising suspense, unforgettable characters and an enemy who will linger in your imagination for many years to come, The Hollows is billed as perfect for readers of No Exit and Moon of the Crusted Snow and fans of 30 Days of Night.

And thanks to the wonderful Angry Robot team, we’re giving you the chance to get a first look at The Hollows – over on our Twitter (@adrianGdMag) we are running a giveaway for three physical ARCs of the book, one going to a reader in the UK, one to the US and to our great excitement, one to a reader based outside those places. So head over there and enter – after having a good look at the cover, and reading on for the blurb and thoughts on the cover from the author, editor and designer.

Cover of The Hollows by Daniel Church

Kieryn Tyler, Designer at Watkins Media: “The Hollows‘ cover perfectly sums up the spooky and desolate setting the novel takes place in.”
Simon Spanton, Editor at Angry Robot: “The forbidding landscape of the Peak District in the depths of winter and Daniel’s evocation of both that and the bleak isolation of the town as the darkness he imagined bears down, made a landscape shot a natural choice for the cover – and our design team came up trumps. The road invites you in, the hills crowd round and the sign carries a warning. I love it – it’s one of those perfect “Does exactly what it says on the tin” covers.
Daniel Church, Author: “Snowbound Derbyshire hills, a road leading to an unknown destination, the ominous danger sign – it’s a pitch-perfect cover that shows the reader exactly what’s in store without even a hint of a spoiler. Superb work. I love it.”

Author picture of Daniel ChurchABOUT THE BOOK: In a lonely village in the Peak District, during the onset of a once-in-a-lifetime snow storm, Constable Ellie Cheetham finds a body. The man, a local ne’er-do-well, appears to have died in a tragic accident: he drank too much and froze to death.

But the facts don’t add up: the dead man is clutching a knife in one hand, and there’s evidence he was hiding from someone. Someone who watched him die. Stranger still, an odd mark has been drawn onto a stone beside his body.

The next victims are two families on the outskirts of town. As the storm rises and the body count grows, Ellie realises she has a terrifying problem on her hands: someone – or some thing – is killing indiscriminately, attacking in the darkness and using the storm for cover.

The killer is circling ever closer to the village. The storm’s getting worse… and the power’s just gone out.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Daniel Church grew up in Manchester, and still lives in the North of England with the love of his life. He loves nature, hills, woods, forest, lakes, rivers, the sea and dogs. He also writes horror fiction. The Hollows is his first novel. Find Daniel on Twitter: @DannyTheChurch

Read The Hollows by Daniel Church

Share this
Fabienne Schwizer

Fabienne Schwizer

Fabienne can usually be found with her nose in a book or two. Most of her life revolves around words, be that reading, writing, or editing. You can find more of her ramblings over on www.libridraconis.com, where she also reviews YA books and more lighthearted Fantasy and Science Fiction, as @FLSchwizer on Twitter, and @libri_draconis on Instagram. If you're curious about what she is currently reading, check out www.goodreads.com/libridraconis.

Get grit in your inbox

Stay on top of all the latest book releases and discussions—join our mailing list.