New E-galleys (3/8/21)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure:

THE MISSING HOURS by Julia Dahl
ISBN 9781250083722, on sale 9/14/21

From a distance, Claudia Castro has it all: a famous family, a trust fund, thousands of Instagram followers, and a spot in NYU’s freshman class. But look closer, and things are messier: her parents are separating, she’s just been humiliated by a sleazy documentary, and her sister is about to have a baby with a man she barely knows.

Claudia starts the school year resolved to find a path toward something positive, maybe even meaningful—and then one drunken night everything changes. Reeling, her memory hazy, Claudia cuts herself off from her family, seeking solace in a new friendship. But when the rest of school comes back from spring break, Claudia is missing.

Suddenly, the whole city is trying to piece together the hours of that terrible night.

THE THERAPIST by B. A. Paris
ISBN 9781250274120, on sale 7/13/21

THE THERAPIST opens with an ill-fated housewarming party, when Alice and Leo try to get to know their new neighbors after moving to an exclusive gated residence in London. Alice meets who she believes is one of her neighbors, Tim, and shows him around the house to see the renovations they’ve done. A few days later, she learns that the man was not who he said he was.

Determined to find out who he was, Alice asks around the neighborhood. But nobody remembers even seeing him at the party. A few days later, the man turns up on Alice’s doorstep and his revelation—that a murder took place eighteen months before in their new house—marks the start of Alice’s obsession to find the truth.

THE ORPHAN WITCH by Paige Crutcher
ISBN 9781250797377, on sale 10/5/21

Persephone May has been alone her entire life. Abandoned as an infant and dragged through the foster care system, she wants nothing more than to belong somewhere. To someone. However, Persephone is as strange as she is lonely. Unexplainable things happen when she’s around—changes in weather, inanimate objects taking flight—and those who seek to bring her into their family quickly cast her out. To cope, she never gets attached, never makes friends. And she certainly never dates. Working odd jobs and always keeping her suitcases half-packed, Persephone is used to moving around, leaving one town for another when curiosity over her eccentric behavior inevitably draws unwanted attention.

After an accidental and very public display of power, Persephone knows it’s time to move on once again. It’s lucky, then, when she receives an email from the one friend she’s managed to keep, inviting her to the elusive Wile Isle. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. However, upon arrival, Persephone quickly discovers that Wile is no ordinary island. In fact, it just might hold the very things she’s been searching for her entire life: Answers. Family. Home. And some things she did not want. Like 100-year-old curses and even older family feud. Love might be the magic that saves them all.

HELLO, TRANSCRIBER by Hannah Morrissey
ISBN 9781250795953, on sale 11/30/21

Every night, while the street lamps shed the only light on Wisconsin’s most crime-ridden city, police transcriber Hazel Greenlee listens as detectives divulge Black Harbor’s gruesome secrets. As an aspiring writer, Hazel believes that writing a novel could be her only ticket out of this frozen hellscape. And then her neighbor confesses to hiding the body of an overdose victim in a dumpster.

The suspicious death is linked to Candy Man, a notorious drug dealer. Now Hazel has a first row seat to the investigation and becomes captivated by the lead detective, Nikolai Kole. Intrigued by the prospects of gathering eyewitness intel for her book, Hazel joins Kole in exploring Black Harbor’s darkest side. As the investigation unfolds, Hazel will learn just how far she’ll go for a good story—even if it means destroying her marriage and luring the killer to her as she plunges deeper into the city she’s desperate to claw her way out of.

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