Welcome to my second post of the day, a spotlight for the upcoming thriller, What Beauty There Is. Published by Penguin, and written by Cory Anderson, I’m excited to be part of this tour in the build up to its release early next month.
Here’s the synopsis:
When everything you love is in danger, how long can you keep running to survive?
Life can be brutal
Winter in Idaho. The sky is dark. It is cold enough to crack bones.
Jack knew it
Jack Dahl has nothing left. Except his younger brother, Matty, who he’d die for. Their mother is gone, and their funds are quickly dwindling, Jack needs to make a choice: lose his brother to foster care, or find the drug money that sent his father to prison.
So did I
Ava lives in isolation, a life of silence. For seventeen years her father, a merciless man, has controlled her fate. He has taught her to love no one.
Did I feel the flutter of wings when Jack and I met? Did I sense the coming tornado?
But now Ava wants to break the rules – to let Jack in and open her heart. Then she discovers that Jack and her father are stalking the same money, and suddenly Ava is faced with a terrible choice: remain silent or speak out and help the brothers survive.
Looking back, I think I did . . .
Perfect for fans of Patrick Ness, Meg Rosoff and Daniel Woodrell, What Beauty There Is an unforgettable debut novel that is as compulsive as it is beautiful, and unflinchingly explores the power of determination, survival and love.
This explosive novel doesn’t hold back, and is full of so many emotions, I could almost cover the alphabet! I will include trigger warnings for parental loss, neglect, suicide, dead body and extreme poverty.
Many thanks to Penguin for my advance copy of What Beauty There Is, and thanks as always to The Write Reads for his constant hard work behind the scenes.