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Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow is a lovely smooth read that grips you just enough to want you make you read more but not enough you can't put it down which is nice if you're a busy person like me who can't just read it all in one go.

Wolf Hollow is a book about an 11 year old girl called Annabel who lives on a farm during World War 2. She lives with her Mum, Dad, Aunt Lily, Grandmother, Grandfather and two brothers James and Henry in the quiet setting of Wolf Hollow. . . Until Betty Glengarry comes from the city to stay with her Grandparents.

When Betty comes, Annabel is forced to lie to everyone - even herself. But so does Betty. After threatening Annabel and her brothers she plays the innocent school girl to everyone bar Annabel. When things start to happen and suspicion falls on the silent and aimless, but harmless, wanderer Toby.

As the whole village turns on Toby it's up to Annabel to convince them of Toby's innocence. . .and Betty's guilt. But when Betty disappears and so does Toby, Annabel can keep quiet no longer and tells her parents her secret.

My only criticisms of Wolf Hollow would be that the beginning is too slow- it's all build up and introduction to the characters until half way through - and that the end leaves you feeling a bit ... dissatisfied. There is no clear victor or looser. No victim or villain. It kind of just blows over with no real change.

I hope that you found my reviews helpful in your search for a great new book to read. Thank you.

Posted on: 24th April 2017 at 09:45 am

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