I’m cutting super close to this book’s release: Orchard Pointe is the next book coming from the Horror Twins: Brian LeTendre and Jolene Haley, and it’ll be available on August 16, 2016. You might’ve come across these two writers before at The Midnight Society, and if you haven’t, allow me to fill you in: this dynamic duo released their first young adult slasher horror last year, and after the success of the Harrowed project, started work on another series together.
YA Horror? Check. Two darkly-minded writer brains gunning to scare you sleepless? Check. Add a run-down amusement park, an unsolved murder, and a cortege of circus performers, and you have the makings of another great title meant to thrill and terrify.
On top of that, the cover’s gorgeous. Granted, I’m a little biased: I’ve developed a real thing for purple and pink, and I’m a sucker for any amusement park suffering from elegant decay.
Check out Orchard Pointe on Goodreads, and be sure to add it to your list.
Waiting on Wednesday: Orchard Pointe by Brian LeTendre and Jolene HaleyOrchard Pointe Series: ,
Published by Horror Twins Press on August 14, 2016
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Every town has its secrets. This town is made of them.
It’s been ten years since Hudson James stepped foot in the small beach town of Orchard Pointe. His parents are battling through a nasty divorce and he’s forced to spend the summer in Maine with extended family. But Hudson makes the most of it. He finds kindred spirits in his cousin Marley and her oddball friend Kit, and lands a security job at the amusement park he loved as a kid.
Oceanside Amusement Park was once the centerpiece of the beachfront tourist experience. But with attendance down and the park in need of an update, Orchard Pointe’s tricentennial celebration might be the last chance to turn things around. The town brings in a performance group all the way from their sister city of Monrive, France—Madame Chambers’ Coterie of Curiosities. From sideshow to burlesque acts, Madame Chambers and her eccentric group of performers mesmerize locals and tourists alike from the moment they arrive.
When a girl disappears from the park during Hudson’s very first shift, he feels responsible. When she turns up dead, Hudson can’t forgive himself. He vows to discover the truth about what happened and the more he digs, the more he’s certain that Madame Chambers and her Coterie aren’t what they seem.
Can Hudson stop the wave of darkness that has crashed down on Orchard Pointe, or will the undertow of secrets claim another victim?
* Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.