It’s a Western! It’s a coming-of-age story! It’s horror! It’s…great! Perfect for fans of Alma Katsu, Lone Women follows Adelaide, a single Black homesteader dragging a mysterious locked trunk to a remote Montana town. Upon arrival, she raises a few eyebrows but soon meets a cast of characters with their own pasts, secrets, and family burdens. Then just as things start to fall into place, Adelaide comes home to find her trunk open--and secrets and lives no longer safe.
Hand, a Shirley Jackson Award winner, was authorized by the gothic queen's estate for this return to Hill House. Her tale is as dark and beautiful as the original from 60 years ago, and, just as Shirley introduces Eleanor Vance, so Elizabeth gives us Holly Sherwin, who is as eager as her predecessor to let Hill House enter her life. In this case, Holly assembles a cast of actors to workshop her new play and join her in renting the foreboding house, which is the perfect setting to rehearse a drama about a witch. But Hill House is malevolent and vile, and when Holly and her team ignore the locals’ insistence that they leave, the troupe is surrounded by decades of shadows that they may not escape.
Wilder begins his 16th summer at a beach house with his family. He makes friends, tries beer, and maybe even falls in love. But there’s a darkness over the seaside town and a decades-long mystery unfolds with Wilder at the center. Suddenly, he’s navigating life with his past trailing close behind and those around him may not be who they seem. Is Wilder slowly losing his mind? Has he been imagining things all along? Is he even the narrator of his own story? Loaded with deception and a little bit of witchcraft, Looking Glass Sound is for anyone who has ever wished they could crawl into a book and be a part of the story.