14th June 2016 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Emma Cline
The Girls
Random House (US & CA: 14th June 2016)
Buy (US); Buy (UK); Buy (CA); Buy (Worldwide)

Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged – a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.

Laura Lam
False Hearts
Macmillan Tor (US: 14th June 2016)
Buy (US); Buy (UK); Buy (CA); Buy (Worldwide)

Raised in the closed cult of Mana’s Hearth and denied access to modern technology, conjoined sisters Taema and Tila dream of a life beyond the walls of the compound. When the heart they share begins to fail, the twins escape to San Francisco, where they are surgically separated and given new artificial hearts. From then on they pursue lives beyond anything they could have previously imagined. Ten years later, Tila returns one night to the twins’ home in the city, terrified and covered in blood, just before the police arrive and arrest her for murder – the first homicide by a civilian in decades. Tila is suspected of involvement with the Ratel, a powerful crime syndicate that deals in the flow of Zeal, a drug that allows violent minds to enact their darkest desires in a terrifying dreamscape. Taema is given a proposition: go undercover as her sister and perhaps save her twin’s life. But during her investigation Taema discovers disturbing links between the twins’ past and their present. Once unable to keep anything from each other, the sisters now discover the true cost of secrets.

Madeleine Roux
Catacomb (Asylum, Book 3)
HarperCollins (US & CA: 14th June 2016)
Buy (US); Buy (UK); Buy (CA); Buy (Worldwide)

Senior year is finally over. After all they’ve been through Dan, Abby, and Jordan are excited to take one last road trip together, to visit Jordan’s uncle in New Orleans. But on the way, the three friends notice that someone appears to be following them. Then Dan starts receiving phone messages from someone he didn’t expect to hear from again – someone who died last Halloween. As the strange occurrences escalate, Dan is forced to accept that everything that has happened to him in the past year may not be a coincidence but fate – a fate that ties Dan to a group called the Bone Artists, who have a sinister fascination with notorious killers of the past. Now Dan’s only hope is that he will make it out of his senior trip alive.

Madeleine Roux
Escape from Asylum (Asylum, Book 4)
HarperCollins (US & CA: 14th June 2016)
Buy (US); Buy (UK); Buy (CA); Buy (Worldwide)

Ricky Desmond doesn’t belong in the Brookline asylum. His parents sent him here because they think he’s a deviant – and that he can be cured – but Ricky knows there’s no cure for what he has. Soon after he arrives, Ricky learns that being locked up against his will is only the beginning of his problems. Rumour has it that the Brookline warden authorizes treatments that aren’t entirely…humane. That he’s a butcher, a monster. And if the screams that Ricky hears coming from the basement are any indication, the rumours are an understatement. Now, with the help of a nurse who feels just as trapped in Brookline as he does, Ricky must escape before the asylum claims his sanity – or his life.

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