It’s getting to be not Summer and that makes this Alaskan transplant sad. We already have snow on the mountains, so I’ve been stocking up on essentials like extra snacks for all the books that released this week!
Did you miss any of these? Did I miss any amazing releases? Excited for one in particular?
Let me know in the comments!
THE SEPTEMBER HOUSE by Carissa Orlando
When Margaret and her husband Hal bought the large Victorian house on Hawthorn Street—for sale at a surprisingly reasonable price—they couldn’t believe they finally had a home of their own. Then they discovered the hauntings. Every September, the walls drip blood. The ghosts of former inhabitants appear, and all of them are terrified of something that lurks in the basement. Most people would flee. Margaret is not most people. Margaret is staying. It’s her house. But after four years Hal can’t take it anymore, and he leaves abruptly. Now, he’s not returning calls, and their daughter Katherine—who knows nothing about the hauntings—arrives, intent on looking for her missing father. To make things worse, September has just begun, and with every attempt Margaret and Katherine make at finding Hal, the hauntings grow more harrowing, because there are some secrets the house needs to keep.
HEMLOCK ISLAND by Kelley Armstrong
Laney Kilpatrick has been renting her vacation home to strangers. The invasion of privacy gives her panic attacks, but it’s the only way she can keep her beloved Hemlock Island, the only thing she owns after a pandemic-fueled divorce. But broken belongings and campfires that nearly burn down the house have escalated to bloody bones, hex circles, and now, terrified renters who've fled after finding blood and nail marks all over the guest room closet, as though someone tried to claw their way out...and failed.
When Laney shows up to investigate with her teenaged niece in tow, she discovers that her ex, Kit, has also been informed and is there with Jayla, his sister and her former best friend. Then Sadie, another old high school friend, charters over with her brother, who’s now a cop.
There are tensions and secrets, whispers in the woods, and before long, the discovery of a hand poking up from the earth. Then the body that goes with it... But by that time, someone has taken off with their one and only means off the island, and they’re trapped with someone—or something—that doesn’t want them leaving the island alive.
THE PROMISE OF PLAGUE WOLVES - Coy Hall
Two plagues rage in the countryside. One plague is smallpox, a torturous disease that ravages the body, turning homes into tombs. The other ailment is more mysterious, a scourge of occult origin, a plague that ravages the mind and consumes the soul. Here the deepest horrors are made manifest. Here the dead walk the shadowed wood. Here a spirit and its brood of changelings emerge from the earth to feed.
Into this malefic maelstrom enters Dorin Toth, famed occultist and investigator. Accompanied by his faithful greyhound, Vinegar Tom, Toth must find the source of the eldritch epidemic. Will Toth and Tom prevail against the blights that they uncover? Or will the dark storm of ghosts consume them?
BROKEN: THE JUNE TRILOGY by Stuart Bray
June is a free spirited twenty-year-old working in a run-down motel in the middle of Kentucky. Life seems to be going nowhere anytime soon. That is until she meets Mr. Black.
June soon finds herself the star attraction in the underground snuff film industry.
DECAY by Rob Ulitski
Newly released mental health drug Emotex is on track to help reduce teen suicides in Egglemore County. But on the eve of its national rollout, something goes terribly wrong. A harrowing short story told in a found-footage style format.
BOWERY II: Part I by Matthew Vaughn
Michelle just wants to take some pictures on a beautiful day out by the lake. But the boys from the Bowery have different plans. She's going to be put through hell, but these farmers don't want her to scream, they want her to moo!