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Jude McIntyre was born to fail. Her life was not something she would wish upon her worst enemy. A pretty, unloved girl she came alive again the moment when her mother died. But a devastating secret from the past is haunting her again.She needs to find a way to keep the secrets safe inside of her like swore she would. When an idea forms in her mind to take her revenge on heJude McIntyre was born to fail. Her life was not something she would wish upon her worst enemy. A pretty, unloved girl she came alive again the moment when her mother died. But a devastating secret from the past is haunting her again.She needs to find a way to keep the secrets safe inside of her like swore she would. When an idea forms in her mind to take her revenge on her past, she quickly puts it into play.Unfortunately, the man that steps into Jude's world doesn't know the most beautiful face he's ever seen hides the darkest demons he'll ever meet....

Title : hollow
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ISBN : 26006239
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Number of Pages : 386 Pages
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hollow Reviews

  • Jamie ♡♡ submits to books ♡♡
    2018-11-01 09:38

    ☆☆☆☆ 4.5 Releasing Jude Stars ☆☆☆☆ This book is absolute messed up family darkness, all in the name of love for one girl, Jude.Never wanted by her parents, Jude was raised and loved by her two brothers, Ethan and Jeremy. As close as the three are, the two brothers don't know of the dark secret that Jude is hiding. They only know that the little sister they love endlessly is lost and broken, on the brink of sinking into her own darkness.Meeting Adam Weaver one day, Jude comes face to face with her nightmare. Adam is the look-a-like of the man that hurt her beyond repair.With the help of her brother, mission Kidnap Adam Weaver is set into place. A messed up plan is put into place, and she is about to release her inner darkness. Although Adam is the innocent man, she will pretend he is the guilty monster, her cousin, that molested her.This plan is beyond insane. Jude has not thought this out completely but she knows this will fix her.I was going to shed my skin because of Adam Weaver. I was going to be reborn through him. I was going to become a whole new Jude McIntyre; the one that could finally look in the mirror and not see a worthless, unloved piece of shit.Just when you think you have read the craziest thing ever be prepared for a family full of fucked up. As Adam fights his way out of Jude's plan, he turn the tables on Jude. The secret he unleashes on Jude rocks her fragile world.(view spoiler)[One brother wanted me dead and the other wanted me to kill. (hide spoiler)]With your head spinning and your hit list tallie card in hand you will not believe the darkness one person is living with.Dark, twisted, sad, hopeful, and heartbreaking story. I am loving Miss Yolanda Olson. Her writing is fast paced and addicting. Highly recommend her twisted writing for those who love all forms of crazy!!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Krissy Michelle Hamrick
    2018-11-19 06:40

    I really enjoyed this book. It was just as twisted as the other 2 books I've read by Yolanda Olson. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because there were a lot of errors. I would get into a good reading groove and then an error would jump out causing me to have to figure out what the sentence was supposed to say. Other than that, I loved the story. It was definitely weird and crazy, but that's how I like it.

  • Maria Lazarou--Obsessed by Books Blog
    2018-11-17 06:41

    When I saw the chance to review this book, I well and truly jumped on it.I am telling you that Yolanda has one seriously twisted f**king mind, I was blown away by this book.From the first page you are drawn into the world that Yolanda has created for us. Jude is a young woman who is tormented and twisted by circumstances that happened in her childhood. Born into a family where she has to deal with a fanatically religious mother and two older brothers who set up to protect her. Jude feels unwanted as her father ran when her mother was pregnant with her.Not having a normally childhood has had a profound effect on Jude, and this gets worse when she is twelve and shipped off with her brothers to her Aunts.A horrific incident and Jude is no longer the same child, things got even more shittier for her.Even though dark and twisted, you cannot help but love Jude and even though things come to a head. You can respect the way she has to deal with things, in a effort to cleanse herself of her demons.From overprotective brothers, more secrets are found out. Revelations are flying out in a rate that is totally life changing.Yolanda has written a book that is deeply twisted, but also on some levels I can relate to Jude. It is perfectly written, and the ending will truly pull at you. As I said it is an extremely dark read, so some readers might be have triggers so be warned.A fantastic read, by a fantastic author. I really do recommend this book to read as you will not be disappointed. If I could give it more stars I would.A hammer yielding 5 star twisted read.****Arc received via Obsessed by Books ****

  • Klaire
    2018-10-31 08:37

    This is certainly dark and sadistic, which I liked of course, but I felt that the story was just that….a story. It lacked a certain amount of depth and development for me. It was too short thus not really giving the reader the opportunity to really know all the players and what made them tick. This was quite complex, or it should have been considering the subject matter and the content. It left me feeling rather discontented, like I got half a tale and I really wanted more.You certainly get the mind set of Jude, of that there is no doubt. Very unhinged but still a little girl at heart really. There was a certain amount of connection there but not enough for me. Adam still remains an enigma, and her brothers – well, I couldn’t really understand the actions of either even with explanations. I think this really had the potential to be something fantastic if it had been longer and more in depth but unfortunately it fell way short for me hence my rating of 3 stars. Be warned, if you are in any way squeamish then read at your own risk as this is quite brutal in places. Would I real Yolanda again? Yes, I think I would. This little taster was interesting to say the least.

  • Tara Dawn (Colourful WordWench)
    2018-10-20 09:34

    Wow...what the fuck?! I snagged this book after seeing teasers and didn't read the synopsis. I wanted to be surprised as much as possible, and fuck if I wasn't. Jude is a messed up soul. You don't really see it in the beginning, because she really seems like a normal quiet girl, but as the story goes on you realize you were wrong. Very wrong. The plot was nothing what I expected and more than I could've imagined with what the fuck moments happening back to back. It was anything but predictable which kept me flipping the pages faster and faster wondering where the hell it was going next. The ending had me guessing three different things and finally settling on one. Mind Blown. The only issue I had was wishing for a deeper connection with the characters. Had there been that deeper dig into their minds and emotions, no doubt this book would blow others in its genre off the damn planet. Grab this book and read it. It's awesome!

  • Sarah - Vanilla Twist Reads
    2018-11-18 04:42

    I was given this arc in exchange for an honest review, what i can say is that this book is not for the faint hearted and some may find the subject hard to deal with. Yolanda has a way with words and setting the story so that it draws you in and you don't want to put the book down even though its devestating and dark in parts.Jude McIntyre is the youngest of 3 her mother worshipped god more than she cared for her children, her father was absent all her life and then there are the events that happened when she was a child no wonder she struggles with life. Jude hatches a plan to free herself of the these struggles and enlists the help of her oldest brother Ethan unbeknown to her Jeremy the middle child has his own plan to help her be free. Go get your copy and see what twists lie ahead for Jude.

  • Alisha Cole
    2018-10-24 09:57

    #RaiseYourHammers in honor of Jude! Jude has always been the girl no one was proud of, becoming a scared little girl when a tragic event from her childhood takes place. Keeping it a secret for years, haunting her she finally sees away to end the demons that taunt her. This book was an emotional thriller, that kept me on the edge of my seat flipping pages like no other book has before. I definitely recommend this if dark books thrill you! another amazing 5 stars hands down! !! ps. Still having withdrawals it's the worst book hangover I have ever had and I want more!!! Eeeeeeekkkkkk! ❤

  • Irma
    2018-10-21 10:37

    What the hell did I just read?!This book is the first book writen by this author that I've read. I fell for a teaser and I just had to read it. And I loved it! I don't want to say too much but that ending - never in my wildest dreams would I have thought this would happen... Wow!

  • Gigi
    2018-11-18 04:48

    “... LordI have consummated my life in an instantThe last innocence has burstNow is never or never moreor simply was...The beginning has given birth to the endEverything will stay the same...”Extracting the Stone of Madness: “The awakening” by Alejandra Pizarnik.-I have to say that this is the beginning of a beautiful obsession because Yolanda Olson has blown my mind. From the beginning till the end, “Hollow” has been an emotional roller-coaster for me.Jude McIntyre is not a damsel in distress and she doesn't want to be saved. Her innocence was taken away by a man she thought she could trust... and that man is back.“...and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us”... that's what Jude has been taught to and that's what she should do... or probably not.Cousin Bobby stole her future and broke her dreams, but there's one thing he couldn't, can't and “won't” take away from her: vengeance.Jude McIntyre is such a deep and meaningful character. I think is really appropriate that this book is titled Hollow because one of the first impressions I had about her was a complete sense of emptiness. There was a quiet desperation about her that broke my heart from the first moment and as the story progressed I knew there would be nothing that could fix it, just like her.Her past experiences have left her incapable of having any positive feeling and there's a hole inside of her that she can't simply refill and move on. She said that you can't break something that's already broken, which is true, but it's also true that it won't be the same if you manage to fix it. And that's her case, because even if she picks up every piece of her broken soul and tries to make herself whole again, deep inside she knows she will never be the same.That's the reason why I think her revenge has a special meaning. She's not only avenging her past but also the future she will never have. Her revenge gives her purpose when there's nothing to hope for and that's the beauty of this story because somehow she finds strength from her pain.But the problem is that sometimes we force ourselves to believe that what we want is what we need and reality shows us the opposite. And that's the tragedy of this, because even though she finally gets what she wants, it's not enough to make everything better, it's not enough to make real something that never was.Though she refuses to be the victim of her story, and in the middle she becomes the attacker, she is still a victim. Jude wasn't born a monster, the darkness that she had to keep inside forced her to become one.I personally think the ending was poignantly perfect, because it was the closure they all needed to start something new, the final move to set her free.Yolanda Olson has written a really dark, twisted and emotional story that I definitely recommend, and one story I won't easily forget.

  • Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
    2018-11-14 10:52

    "The sounds alone would be enough to haunt my dreams and make them into permanent nightmares...the sounds of my own tortured screaming. The sounds of twelve year old Jude finally killing her own personal boogeyman."Meet Jude, named after the Patron Saint of Lost Causes, the third child born into the living bible class that consisted of Violet McIntyre's miserable existence. Jude and her brothers are finally free of the overbearing figure that ruled their lives with bible scripture and church as she suddenly passes away. Her burial marks the beginning of a new chapter in the McIntyre siblings story as her death acts as the catalyst to open the gates of of a living hell...I think I fell in love with Jude, just a little, the moment she reminisced about her childhood recalling her mother in a very non flattering way. Not bitter but accepting of the failures of her parents; her mother too in love with God and his forgiveness to care for her own children and a father that abandoned his children to such a fate. Raised by her two older brothers Jude is deeply loved and cared for. Ethan and Jeremy have tried to shelter Jude from the worst aspects of their mother and feel responsible for her. So much so they are willing to go to any lengths to help her. I wish I had brothers as loving and dedicated as they are.Revelations, pin pointing exactly where it all went wrong, one moment in time that forever shattered what you were and rebuilt you into something new...Jude was raised in hell fire and firmly believes in an eye for an eye. Unable to move past the horror that her 12 year old self experienced a part of her died and left a great big black void. Now grown Jude hungers to fill the open sore in her soul the only way she knows how - vengeance. Setting off with murder in mind and hammer in hand this is a beautifullly twisted tale of taking back your power. Reclaiming your worth and not letting the bastards grind you down. Jude is kick ass, sassy and brave. Throughout she made me smile with her smart ass comments, quick come backs and her unconventional approach to life. I like the way she handles her shit! Perfectly executed I devoured Hollow whole, my cravings for a dark read totally satisfied. Yolanda Olson is an evil genius, her writing style is gripping and flawless. The plots are slick and the characters are adorably human, it's a non stop walk on the wild side, you never know where you might end up. Never before have I smiled and laughed whilst reading such a heart twisting read, my gut twisted as I read of her torment at the hands of family, someone she should have been able to trust but Jude and her personality soon lifted my spirits with her determination to right the wrongs that fate had dealt her. And oh boy the ending...if I had a soul it would have cried, just a little...it blew me away. Evil genius, be warned! #RaiseYourHammers my eye for an eye inner goddess yells! Another spell binding oh my days what have I just read!?!? 5 star read from Yolanda Olson.

  • Alana Melos
    2018-11-12 09:34

    This is going to be a tough one to review.Those who know this pen name know I write and review erotica, some of which is very dark. However, IRL, I read and write a lot of horror as that's my first love when it comes to stories. Let me tell you this: this story is horrifying. It inspires horror, but it's not supernatural or a slasher or anything like that... it's a very personal horror which unfortunately happens to too many people. Jude is a sheltered woman, who is not sheltered by choice. She was attacked by her cousin at the young age of twelve, and her home life was not a supportive one. So, not only did she have issues from her parental units (or lack thereof), but also this terrible abuse. When her mother dies, she sees the cousin who attacked her, all grown up, and it sets into motion a series of events which lead to a tragic conclusion.I didn't necessarily buy that Jude was fucked up in the beginning. Towards the end, yes, and I see that was a common theme in some of the other reviews. I also really didn't buy the plan to (view spoiler)[kill Adam. A spontaneous killing? Sure. I get that. She snapped. Did something bad, triggered by seeing someone who looked so much like her cousin. But planning it out on a stranger? And getting her brother to help? Seemed weird and unrealistic. And WTF was up with one of her brothers wanting to kill her? Because he loved her? Huh? (hide spoiler)]My problems with the plot aside, if you take the mood and theme of the book alone... those I loved. It was dark. It was horrific. It was so very sad. That's what I'm taking away from the book... the feel of being where Jude was, in her headspace. The confusion, the hurt, the anger... all of those were done very well, and it made for a moody and dark story. So, some of the logistics and planning were a little WTFery for me, but the mood was dark and grim, which if that's what you are looking for, you will get it in spades. Seven out of ten bloody claw hammers.

  • Amanda Mottershead
    2018-10-21 03:31

    This is more of a novella/short story then full novel. It took me about an hour to read.The concept for the plot of this tale was interesting and one I hadn't seen done much before. Jude has had family problems from the beginning of her life. Her father left while she was in the womb. Her mother was religious and unloving a la the mother in Carrie. Her cousin did bad things to her at a tender young age.It's not farfetched that Jude is one messed up girl after that much trauma. But I didn't get the feeling from her character that she was messed up until the very end. I didn't see what her brothers were seeing where they thought she needed help. She left her house, went to public places, and seemed to want a job. She even strikes up a relationship with a guy named Adam that looks like her dreaded cousin.Jude comes up with a plan to make herself feel better and normal by getting revenge on her cousin Bobby after her parents die. The first part of her revenge plan with her eldest brother was bizarre. I'm not sure why Adam would agree to what he agreed to. I mentioned it was a shorter story. I feel like if the author had expanded upon her idea and wrote a full length novel it would have been a lot more enjoyable. There was a lot of the story I wanted expanded upon and different points had too much going on.Overall I liked the story and the author's ideas. She has a dark and twisty mind and I feel that another story of hers might be better suited for me. And as a side note, this is not a HEA.* I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review *

  • Linda Cotter
    2018-11-16 08:33

    Ok, how can I do this without giving much away?Hmm...So, ok, Jude had a tough upbringing. Her father left when she was in her mom's belly, her mother was excessively religious and *neglected* Jude...all she had were her brothers.Like peas in a pod, her brothers and she were always close. Except for one instance - Jude's world changed, and she was afraid to confide in anyone.Now that she's an adult, her brothers try to take care of her and give her what she needs. But, when given the opportunity, do either of them really know what she needs?Jude is sure that she only needs to exorcize her demons, and then maybe she'll heal. But when the demon isn't available, would a substitute do?Amazing story, full of doubt and the desire to heal...and in true Yolanda fashion, twists and turns. Follow Jude as she tries to discover where her happily ever after lies.

  • Kristin Dutt
    2018-10-21 07:36

    Don't bring the hammer down on me! I truly have enjoyed most of Yolanda's books.To sum this book up (well maybe a novella) Jude goes freaking crazy! Yup that about sums it up without giving away spoilers. Why I 3-starred this you may want to ask? Well honestly it could have gone into some much more wickedness and depth. Here we have a freaking crazy chick who's had enough and two brothers plus grew up with a over the top crazy a** mom. It could have been soooo much better than what was given. It pangs me to leave 3 stars but I will give it a high 3 stars not that it matters. For the price you can't go wrong. But I truly would've loved so much more even if that meant the price was higher.You all may now commence saying this review is unhelpful lol <3

  • Barbara Gartman
    2018-11-14 08:50

    **I was given an ARC copy of Hollow in exchange for an honest review**When I first started reading Hollow I thought, 'There's just no way that I can finish reading this book.' The subject matter was a bit too real for me at first, but I stuck it out. Because, knowing Yolanda and her twisted mind, I knew the story would take a drastic but inevitable turn! Trust me when I say that Hollow is ABSOLUTELY not for the squeamish or closed minded people. Ultimately I was blown away by Jude's story and the ending as well. I don't for a second regret reading this book! For me it was a story of empowerment and ultimately a much needed release in which Jude so rightfully needed and deserved!!! The only other thing I have to say about Hollow is, #RaiseYourHammersForJude!!

  • Andrea Britton
    2018-10-30 10:41

    Hollow is the story of Jude McIntyre who hasn't had an easy life. Things were done to her that can not be fixed. She has some revenge that she needs to deal with. As the saying goes Hell Hath No Fury like a woman who needs revenge!! Jude is on a downward spiral. Will she get her revenge or will others stop her? Will she get the much needed peace she needs?! Read this dark, angsty read and find out! I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for this book and have enjoyed watching the whole story come to a whole. Yolanda Olson has mind F$&@ed us again with this must read!! Would recommend this to all lovers of dark reads.

  • Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart
    2018-11-14 10:38

    I was gifted this ARC as part of Yolanda's Beta Reading team - lucky me :)Having read this author's books before, I knew it would be twisted and dark and that strangely enough I'd still enjoy it immensely.This story was a great roller coaster ride and invoked so many emotions, just when my heart was racing and adrenaline pumping it came screeching to a halt. Yes, there was closure but I was left stunned and thought what do I do now...get back to my lame book in my bag that paled in comparison.If you like a dark read with lots of angst then I highly recommend you read this tale of Jude and her crazy life of revenge.#RaiseYourHammers

  • Jennyfer Moorman
    2018-11-13 10:38

    I was honoured with an arc for an honest review and here it is I love yolanda so style of writing , once you start u can't put the book down , Jude seemed a strong willed young lady who's bent up on revenge with the help of her 2 brothers who have always looked after her since she was born, how far will she or they go?? Well you have to read :0) the only little thing that's either good or bad I've not decided but then again have put it down as being almost as amazing as yolanda lol is I knew how it was gonna end maybe I got into her head as I read step by step as yolanda was writing but saying that it was awesome well done yolanda hammers raised!!

  • Lis Garcia
    2018-10-28 05:47

    #raiseyourhammersJude had a rough life. Physical and emotional abuse. Secrets that tortured her from a young age that damaged her soul. She was broken. She thought she suppressed it by trying to forget, live on, but with the death of her mother and an appearance of a stranger....it all came back. The demons that she though she had under control were now released. With the help of her brother, Jude fights the demons that haunts her. She seeks revenge at any cost to find peace. Jude takes action, she is no longer a victim. - I loved this book. You wont lose interest, the author keeps your attention for the whole story. This is a must read with 5 stars.

  • Sharon Obelenus Holland
    2018-10-29 08:36

    Wow!!! Just WOW!!!How much does it take to break a person??? To drive them completely crazy?? Or should the question be, what would you do to help someone you love find peace with their demons that drive them crazy?? Since birth Jude has had it tough. A mother that didn't want her, to the point of praying for her death while pregnant, yet drove religion down her children's throats. A father, who left because his wife was crazy. Or a sick and demented cousin. Everything comes to a boiling point. What else can Jude do???? #Grabyourhammer!!!!

  • Elizabeth Robbins
    2018-11-05 08:59

    Jude has been repressed and mistreated for her entire life. Brought up in an ultra-religious household, with her resentful mother, and two older brothers, Jude would have probably turned out pretty messed up even without her cousin's influence. One thing she's carried with her from her childhood is an unending need for revenge. Her tool of choice? A hammer. Viciously violent, yet tender and poignant, I think we can all empathize a little with the little girl trapped in a woman's body. This book is about growth, love, and forgiveness, as much as it is about a bloody, violent rampage .

  • Lisa Omek
    2018-11-12 05:39

    #RaiseYourHammersThis book kicked my ass. This book defines dysfunction. Jude was born into it, and the dysfunction never let her go. Her loving brothers, who thought they were trying to protect her were just feeding the frenzy. Throw in cousin Bobby and his doppelganger and you are just asking for all kinds of twisted, raunchy f*ck-upedness. You need to read this book, and read it until the very last line. It will blow you away !

  • Virginia
    2018-11-06 03:57

    Jude it's a woman on a mission to mentally undo the trauma caused as a child. Living as a mistake, unloved, unwanted and alone other than her over-protective brothers, Jude must face her violent past by destroying anything in her way.... with her hammer. This book is dark and completely mind blowing! Yolanda Olson has given a female victim a voice, a dark side and a vendetta! Revenge at it's finest... Hollow.#RaiseYourHammers

  • Lisa Brooks
    2018-10-25 05:41

    I received this book as an arc for honest review. This book was soo heart felt, but very dark! Once you start you can't put it down, it's about this young girl whose brothers provide her with everything. They love her but don't truly understand why she is like she is. When Jude was young she had something very bad happen to her that no one ever knew about, until ............. I don't wanna give out any more just get this book!!!! It's a 5 star read, this author is amazing! !!!

  • Charlotte Isaac
    2018-11-03 07:37

    We meet Jude and her brothers. Jude's brothers look after her because she don't seem herself. They don't know her secret of when she was younger about cousin bobby? They find out the truth after they see cousin Bobby after their mom died. Everything goes wrong and a hammer is brought in and revenge. What will happen? Why does Jude need a hammer? Will she get over her dark secret?What a story. It really plays with your mind but really worth reading.

  • Tobi
    2018-11-04 07:55

    This Book Was BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN. By far The Darkest Book I Have EVER read. A Complete Mind F!!! But I have a to Give Yolanda a Hats Off. I Think She Truly captured What Most Women have Wanted to Accomplish For Years and Never Been Able to do out of Fear. I must Say I have just started to get to know her work and WOW . JUST WOW. Over whelmed does not even touch what you will feel when you Read this 5 Star From Ms.Olson... If I could I would give her 10 Stars

  • Tara Copsy
    2018-10-23 04:42

    When given the chance to read Hollow, I immediately responded. I LOVE her books and this one ROCKED!This book is an AMAZING book of twists and turns, light and dark. Jude has a rough start and life doesn't get easier for her. Her brothers do their best for her but some things just leave that never ending hurt.I was hooked from the very start and couldn't put it down. Finished in one sitting. Thanks Yolanda for an AWESOME read.

  • Tish
    2018-11-13 07:59

    :(Heart wrenching,What a epic tale of betrayal, abuse and finally finding peace. Jude's tale is one that will rip through you. The things the poor lass has had to endure, Neglected, betrayed, abused all at the hands of people who should have had her best interests at heart.As always with a Yolanda book superbly written,It drew me in until the last page. Fabulous short read for lovers of dark tales xx

  • Bethanne Sterry
    2018-11-16 05:51

    Jude.... oh my dear god Jude! Just when you thought you had her sussed. JUDE!!!!!,Yolanda has blown me away again. I highly recomend this book, although i will say i did have to read a bit with one eye closed, if it was a movie i would have had a cushion over my face!!!!but none the less this book was the best rollercoaster i have ever ridden!#RaiseYourHammers

  • Shawna
    2018-10-26 02:57

    Unexpected but great!This story was something I was not expecting. I did not read the synopsis so I did not know what I was diving into. I am a fan of psychological books, and this makes you think. It has dark parts throughout but if that is right up your alley, I recommend this!