Fans of Chelsea Cain and Lisa Gardner will devour this edgy thriller
about the gruesome secrets hidden beneath a small-town amusement park.
From the author of Creep, Freak, and The Butcher, Jennifer Hillier’s “fine knack for creating hideous killers” (Booklist) is vividly on display.
Welcome to Wonderland.
By day, it’s a magical place boasting a certain retro charm. Excited
children, hands sticky with cotton candy, run frenetically from the
Giant Octopus ride to the Spinning Sombrero, while the tinkling carnival
music of the giant Wonder Wheel—the oldest Ferris wheel in the Pacific
Northwest—fills the air. But before daybreak, an eerie feeling descends.
Maybe it’s the Clown Museum, home to creepy wax replicas of movie stars
and a massive collection of antique porcelain dolls. Or maybe it’s the
terrifyingly real House of Horrors. Or…maybe it’s the dead, decaying
body left in the midway for all the Wonder Workers to see.
Castro’s first day as deputy police chief of Seaside, Washington, is
off to a bang. The unidentifiable homeless man rotting inside the tiny
town’s main tourist attraction is strange enough, but now a teenage
employee—whose defiant picture at the top of the Wonder Wheel went viral
that same morning—is missing. As the clues in those seemingly disparate
crimes lead her down a mysterious shared path of missing persons that
goes back decades, she suspects the seedy rumors surrounding the
amusement park’s dark history might just be true. She moved to Seaside
to escape her own scandalous past, but has she brought her family to the
center of an insidious killer’s twisted game? Acclaimed author Jennifer
Hillier’s bone-chilling thriller is masterful and fast-paced, hurtling
toward a shocking, bloody conclusion.
Huge news, guys. WONDERLAND is only $1.99 right now for all e-formats! Pre-order now! It’s out October 5.
I mean, for real. It’s almost too much.