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AN UNTHINKABLE THING de Nicole Lundrigan

A stylish Mid-Century set that asks a shocking question: Can an eleven-year-old boy really be a cold blooded killer?

by Nicole Lundrigan
Viking Canada, Spring 2022

The residents of affluent Upper Washbourne certainly believed so when they charged and then tried young Thomas Ware for triple murder in 1958. All is not as it seems behind the hedgerow surrounding the lavish Henneberry estate where Tommie Ware’s mother, Esther, works as the live-in housekeeper. When Tommie is unexpectedly transplanted into this unfamiliar and rarefied world, he is left on his own to navigate the grounds, the massive house, and the twisted family inside. There’s the delusional pill-popping mother, Muriel, who takes a strange shine to Thomas; her husband, a respected dentist who may have known Tommie’s recently deceased aunt; and their entitled son, Martin, who reveals a dark and dangerous side as he cruelly torments the old widow who lives next door. High class comes with high stakes, and as Tommie is dragged deeper into the Henneberrys’ dysfunction, he can’t help but wonder: what does someone good and brave have to do to stop such people?
Alternating with Tommie’s vivid tale of that summer is the story of his murder trial, told entirely through newspaper and radio coverage, forensic reports, trial transcripts, and witness testimonies. The result is a masterful, mesmerizing dual-narrative that is sure to keep readers on the edges of their seats and guessing until the very last page.

Nicole Lundrigan grew up in Newfoundland, and now lives in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of seven published novels including her most recent, Hideaway (Viking/PRHC, 2019), a finalist for the 2020 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel conveyed by the Crime Writers of Canada and which was included on many best-of/must-read lists in 2019 including Globe & Mail, Chatelaine, Bustle, Toronto Star, Loan Stars, NOW, Post Media, and the CBC. Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, called Hideaway « Authentic, disturbing and unbearably tense, [it] will leave you reeling.” In its starred review of Nicole’s earlier novel The Substitute (House of Anansi Press, 2017), Booklist noted Lundrigan’s writing, “is both elegant and darkly humorous, delivering bareknuckle social commentary that will appeal to fans of Gillian Flynn, Karin Fossum, and Laura Lippman.”


In the vein of Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, a young woman’s breathtaking coming of age story set in the 1980s.

by T.I. Lowe
Tyndale House, Spring 2021
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Austin Foster is barely a teenager when her mother dies giving birth to her second set of twins. Austin, the second oldest of seven kids, has no choice but to take up the two babies and raise them along with her brothers and sister, since her father is paralyzed by the tragedy. The Fosters don’t have much but thankfully, Austin is a capable girl who knows how to keep everyone fed and clothed and mostly out trouble. She also knows how to do things most girls her age don’t like how to cultivate a bountiful crop of tobacco, plow a straight line, wrangle snakes when needed, and how to manage her father and his erratic behavior. How Austin finds what she doesn’t know she needs and manages to save her poor farming family, fall in love, and help her beloved father overcome his mental health struggles, makes UNDER THE MAGNOLIAS the kind of read that breaks your heart then heals it in the best possible way.

T. I. Lowe took a leap of faith in 2014 and independently published her first novel which became a bestseller with hundreds of thousands of copies sold. She went on to self publish 11 more successful novels and then was signed by Tyndale House Publishers in 2018. A wife, mother, and active in her church community, she resides near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her family.


A librarian returns to her small hometown where a brutal double homicide remains unsolved and unpunished.

by Nicole Baart
Atria/Simon & Schuster, Fall 2021
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Fan favorite Nicole Baart explores the irresistible question What if you could go back to the one moment that changed everything? in this electrifying dark tale of a woman trying to reconcile her past mistakes while confronting her memories of the savage slayings of her next door neighbors. Juniper’s life took an unexpected turn after the murders but now that she’s back in town, the possibility that someone in her own family may be guilty of the crimes becomes more apparent than ever. She’s willing to risk everything to save her daughter, even when her desperate attempts to unearth the truth turn deadly. Meticulously crafted and tension laden, past and present are on a collision course in this page turner!

Nicole Baart is the mother of five children from four different countries. The co founder of a non profit organization, One Body One Hope, she lives in a small town in Iowa. She is the author of nine novels including You Were Always Mine and Little Broken Things.

DEADMAN’S CASTLE de Iain Lawrence

How would you feel if you and your family had to keep moving and changing names just to keep one step ahead of a man bent on revenge?

by Iain Lawrence
Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House, Spring 2021
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Ever since twelve-year-old Igor’s dad witnessed and reported a terrible crime, his family has been on the run from the Lizard Man, a foreboding figure bent on retribution. They’ve lived in so many places, with so many identities, ready to bug-out at a moment’s notice, Igor can’t even remember his real name. He’s been homeschooled since they’ve been on the run, but now that he’s twelve, he longs to go to school and make friends. When the witness protection program finds his family yet another new place to live, Igor rebels and his father reluctantly lets him go to school, admonishing him to always come straight home. But as Igor finds a place for himself and makes friends, it gets harder and harder to keep secrets from them. Chafing under his father’s rules, Igor rebels and looks for answers. But when the Lizard Man comes knocking, he’s after Igor, not his dad, and he also ensnares Igor’s new friends. In Deadman’s Castle, nothing is quite what it seems, and danger is lurking around every corner. How they escape and end the cycle of fear and flight makes for a page-turner sure to grab young readers with a taste for mystery and adventure.

Iain Lawrence is a journalist and the author of many acclaimed novels, including Ghost Boy, The Skeleton Tree, Lord of the Nutcracker Men, and the High Seas Trilogy: The Wreckers, The Smugglers, and The Buccaneers. He is the author of fifteen books for young readers and has received many accolades, among them the Governor General’s Award and the California Young Reader Medal. He lives in the Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada.