Thursday, July 11, 2024

Spotlight and Giveaway: You Shouldn't Be Here

Today we are pleased to feature Lauren Thoman's latest novel, You Shouldn't Be Here. This mystery thriller is sure to keep you guessing from beginning to end. It will be available in early August, but thanks to Megan Beatie Communications, we have one copy to give away!

You Shouldn't Be Here is also available as an Amazon First Reads pick for $1.99 (or free for Prime members), in case you don't win the print copy.

When sixteen-year-old Angie Stewart starts hearing a mysterious voice in her house, she’s thrilled at the possibility of a ghost. Finally, something interesting is happening in her boring hometown of East Henderson, Pennsylvania. But why is she the only one who can hear it? And what does it want from her?

Meanwhile, first-year teacher Madelyn Zhao just got the keys to her new home, which is located close to her job, within walking distance of a dog park—and, most importantly, in the town where her cousin went missing several years ago. No one in East Henderson wants to talk about what happened, but Madelyn is determined to find answers.

As the two strangers search for clues, their investigations begin to point toward the same dark place. But by the time they realize that the truth could be deadly, it’s too late to turn back. And someone out there will stop at nothing to make sure their secrets stay buried. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

“A hip, fresh, mind-bending mystery with characters you’ll love to pieces. Madelyn is incredibly real, and her clever sleuthing skills bring to mind a modern-day paranormal Nancy Drew—righting serious wrongs and bringing justice to the land. Not to mention she’s the perfect foil to the jaw-droppingly yummy Alex. Loved it!” 
—J. T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author

You Shouldn’t Be Here is the best kind of dual timeline story—where everything is connected, nothing is as it seems, and I never saw the final twist coming. Lauren Thoman’s latest is the perfect blend of authentic characters and page-turning mystery: unsettling, surprising, and deliciously satisfying.” 
—Jessica Strawser, USA Today bestselling author of The Last Caretaker

You Shouldn’t Be Here will touch your heart in ways you could never expect. Thoman has created a charming but tense story that drew me in and wouldn’t let go. I was riveted from the first page.” 
—R. J. Jacobs, author of This Is How We End Things

Credit: Amanda McNeal
Lauren Thoman writes speculative fiction for teens and adults. Her debut novel, the timeslip mystery I'll Stop the World, was selected for publication in 2023 by six-time Emmy nominee Mindy Kaling through her eponymous imprint, Mindy’s Book Studio. Kaling said she was “dazzled” by the genre-bending novel, which she called “unputdownable.” 

Born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Lauren now lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and two children in a chaotic household that includes a fluctuating number of rescue and foster dogs, and a somewhat alarming quantity of fish. 

Lauren also works as a freelance pop culture writer with bylines in numerous online outlets including Parade, Vulture, and The Wrap. When she's not writing, she's probably on the hunt for tacos or coffee, poking around her flowerbeds, or buried underneath a pile of dogs. 

Visit Lauren online:
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * TikTok

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Giveaway ends July 15th at midnight EST.

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13 comments:

Padmini Rao said...

I should be on a tropical beach

TinaB said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!!

Katherine said...

I should be asleep. :) Thanks for the chance to enter, this looks good!

Burma Turner said...

I should be somewhere cooler, maybe Alaska 😊

traveler said...

I should be on a beach vacation.

Kate Vocke said...

I should be down the shore but this stupid thing called work is seriously cramping my style!

Mary C said...

I should be visiting my nephew.

diannekc said...

I should be on vacation in Michigan.

Emily Catan said...

I should be visiting my brothers and their families who are more than eight thousand miles away. However, hubby is going to a cataract surgery procedure soon, so we decided to postpone to a later date.

Lisa D said...

I'm exactly where I want and need to be!

Mary Preston said...

I should probably be asleep.

Michael Law said...

I should be at home sleeping.

bn100 said...

not sure