Have you heard about Kate Moretti’s upcoming release, THE BLACKBIRD SEASON? Is it on your TBR list? I’ll be reading this one soon, and it sounds like it will be a great book.
Check out the blurb:
Known for novels featuring “great pacing and true surprises” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) and “nerve-shattering suspense” (Heather Gudenkauf, New York Time bestselling author), New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti’s latest is the story of a scandal-torn Pennsylvania town and the aftermath of a troubled girl gone missing.
“Where did they come from? Why did they fall? The question would be asked a thousand times…
Until, of course, more important question arose, at which time everyone promptly forgot that a thousand birds fell on the town of Mount Oanoke at all.”
In a quiet Pennsylvania town, a thousand dead starlings fall onto a high school baseball field, unleashing a horrifying and unexpected chain of events that will rock the close-knit community.
Beloved baseball coach and teacher Nate Winters and his wife, Alecia, are well respected throughout town. That is, until one of the many reporters investigating the bizarre bird phenomenon catches Nate embracing a wayward student, Lucia Hamm, in front of a sleazy motel. Lucia soon buoys the scandal by claiming that she and Nate are engaged in an affair, throwing the town into an uproar…and leaving Alecia to wonder if her husband has a second life.
And when Lucia suddenly disappears, the police only to have one suspect: Nate.
Nate’s coworker and sole supporter, Bridget Harris, Lucia’s creative writing teacher, is determined to prove his innocence. She has Lucia’s class journal, and while some of the entries appear particularly damning to Nate’s case, others just don’t add up. Bridget knows the key to Nate’s exoneration and the truth of Lucia’s disappearance lie within the walls of the school and in the pages of that journal.
Told from the alternating points of view of Alecia, Nate, Lucia, and Bridget, The Blackbird Season is a haunting, psychologically nuanced suspense, filled with Kate Moretti’s signature “chillingly satisfying” (Publishers Weekly) twists and turns.
I don’t know about you, but I really want to know whether or not things are as they seem to be between Nate Winters and Lucia Hamm. Why were they embracing in front of a sleazy motel? And why would Lucia claim to be having an affair with Nate? Is it true, or is it just a case of a troubled child wanting attention? Then Lucia disappears, and now Nate is a suspect based on what the reporter and Lucia, herself, said. Coincidence, or something more sinister?
My guess is that they were not having an affair, but it’s only a guess, since I haven’t read a single word of the book yet. I’ll have to wait until I read it to find out for sure!
Also… what’s up with the thousand dead starlings falling onto the high school baseball field? Did they die in mid-air? What happened to them? Were they poisoned somehow, or was it just a freaky random event of nature?
Ah, so many questions!
Watch the book trailer:
Hmm. I wonder what Lucia’s secrets are?
I don’t know about y’all, but after seeing the trailer, I’m ever MORE excited to read this book!
Author: Kate Moretti
Title: The Blackbird Season
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017 by Atria Books