Lacy Dawn longs for a normal life, a normal home. Her abusive father regularly takes out his anger, misery, and intoxication on her and her mother. She knows how things could end, her own best friend, Faith, was brutally murdered, another victim of domestic violence and child abuse. But Lacy Dawn has a plan. Dotcom, an alien living in the Hollow has been watching over her, teaching her, and now she hopes to use him to fix her family. But he, and his creators, have their own plan in mind for Lacy Dawn, she had been promised to them long before her birth, now they believe her to be ready, and it falls to Dotcom to ensure she signs the contract to accept her destiny.
Robert Eggleton approached me asking if I would consider providing an honest review in exchange for a free copy. From the moment I saw the author donates 50% of their royalties to child abuse prevention there was no way I could refuse an opportunity to help spread the word. The fact I received a free copy, and support authors who donate to charity, in no way affects my opinion of the story.
Dark and chilling, yet strangely comical in places, Rarity from the Hollow is both entertaining and thought-provoking. The topics place the book into the social issues sci-fi genre (sci-fi with a social commentary) and Robert Eggleton handles sensitive topics in a well-presented manner. Lovers of sci-fi would feel at home with Dotcom’s world, whilst those who like a more psychological tale will relate more with Lacy Dawn’s character. A brilliant example of an old yet often understated genre.