CamCat News October 16 - November 3
Girl on Trial by Kathleen Fine, out 10/24/2023
“In her sharp debut Girl on Trial, Kathleen Fine deftly weaves the past with 16 year-old Emily Keller’s present-day manslaughter trial, allowing readers to put together the puzzle pieces of what really happened the day everyone says Emily killed an entire family. With her vivid characters and a well-developed setting, Fine evokes compassion for people trying their best and reminds us that there’s more to every story than meets the eye. Girl on Trial asks readers to wonder: are we more than our biggest mistake, and does everyone deserve redemption?” —Jessie Weaver, author of Live Your Best Lie
“Kathleen Fine has written a compassionate, thought-provoking thriller that will have readers asking themselves big questions about redemption while also turning the pages with breathless anticipation.” —Christie Tate, author of NYT bestseller Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life
“Gripping, tragic, but ultimately hopeful.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Reality wars with public perception in Girl on Trial, a suspenseful thriller in which a maligned teenager is forced to fight for justice.” —Foreword Reviews
Out in Paperback:
The Photo Thief by J. L. Delozier
“A riveting thriller with a spine-tingling edge. From the dedicated detective struggling to return after a terrible personal tragedy to a troubled young woman with a macabre collection of vintage crime scene photos, The Photo Thief expertly mixes current murders with past horrors for an adrenaline-packed ride that will leave you gasping till the very end.” —Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling thriller author
“In the atmospheric and thrilling novel The Photo Thief, a detective and a teenager come together to put a series of murders to rest.” —Foreword Reviews
The Secret Garden of Yanagi Inn by Amber A. Logan
“A lovely re-imagining of a classic tale. Amber Logan transforms the story of The Secret Garden into something new and fresh, yet still utterly timeless.” —A.C. Wise, author of Wendy, Darling and The Ghost Sequences
“Evoking Burnett and du Maurier in equal parts, in a setting dense with the distinctive native flora and fauna of Japan—including a delightful blueberry-eating tanuki—this novel is wholly original, and both modern and timeless. We should all celebrate this introduction to the lush and fecund imagination of a remarkable talent.” —Suzanne Kamata, author of The Baseball Widow
“Lyrical and haunting, The Secret Garden of Yanagi Inn is a luminous retelling of a classic tale, made modern through the lens of Logan’s intrepid American heroine. A story of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of grief. Beautifully moving and inspired.” —Paulette Kennedy, author of Parting the Veil and The Witch of Tin Mountain
“My favorite things—escape to Japan, an island within an island, mother-daughter relationships, and a mysterious garden—can be found in Amber A. Logan’s debut novel, The Secret Garden of Yanagi Inn. The gradual but compelling unraveling of this family mystery captivated me. Heartfelt celebration of female friendship across the Pacific!” —Naomi Hirahara, Edgar Award-winning author of Hiroshima Boy and Clark and Division
Son of the Salt Chaser by A. S. Thornton
Praise for the Salt Chasers series:
“. . . an unforgettable fantasy novel about love, freedom, and the discovery of self-worth.” —Foreword Reviews, Starred Review
“The heat and romance of the desert, the push and the pull of Emel’s desperation,and the magic and humanity of a caustic jinni make Daughter of the Salt King an irresistible ride. It hits every note.” —Amy Harmon, New York Times bestselling author
“[Emel is] a headstrong heroine whose struggle to come into her own will resonate with readers.” —Publishers Weekly
“This riveting debut novel will leave readers eagerly awaiting Thornton’s future works.” —Booklist
New on the Podcast:
Our newest author interview is on CamCat Unwrapped! Head over to your preferred podcast platform to listen to our exclusive interview with Jo Kaplan. Also on the podcast, you can listen to the first two episodes of the audiobook for When the Night Bells Ring, as well as numerous other author interviews and audiobook excerpts!
CamCat Trade Reviews
School Library Journal gave a Starred Review to Bladestay by Jackie Johnson: “A brutal, suspenseful, and surprising read with an unforgettable protagonist.”
Booklist reviewed The Oxygen Farmer by Colin Holmes: “This space mystery is a page-turner rooted in its convincing and compelling protagonists and their well-written relationships . . . SF fans will enjoy this rich novel full of good world building, mysterious space intrigue, and dry humor.”
CamCat Publicity News
- Girl on Trial by Kathleen Fine is on tour with Rockstar Book Tours.
- Girl Among Crows by Brendon Vayo is on tour with Partners in Crime Tours.
- CamCat was at the Southern Book Festival in Nashville, TN on October 21st and 22nd.
- CamCat was at Library Journal's Day of Dialog on October 26th.