Aug 22 2018

Can’t Wait Wednesday #53: The Burning Island by Hester Young

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Can't-Wait Wednesday / 33 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s bagsed on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well!



When I came across this one, it sounded like it will be a great mystery to unravel and I am super curious as what the island big secret is.

How about you, what are you waiting on?


The Burning Island
By: Hester Young
Expected Publication: January 22nd 2019
Published: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Pages: 416
Format: Kindle
Genre: Adult Mystery
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The newest haunting mystery from the beloved author of The Gates of Evangeline, featuring Charlie Cates, a headstrong heroine who must confront her unwanted supernatural gift and bring dark secrets to light if she ever wants to leave the Big Island . . .

Journalist Charlie Cates has always believed in facts, in what can be proved–her career depends on it. Which is why she has never truly accepted the supernatural visions that guide her to children in danger. After her work on a high-profile missing-child case brings unwanted fame, she reluctantly flees to the lush Big Island of Hawaii with her best friend, Rae. Determined to avoid her disturbing visions, Charlie begins writing what seems to be a harmless interview of a prominent volcanologist, Victor Nakagawa. But her hopes for a peaceful vacation are soon dashed by haunting dreams of a local girl who went missing six weeks earlier.

In the small and sleepy town of Kalo Valley, Charlie and Rae come to realize that even paradise has its ugly secrets, and the Nakagawa family is no exception. In order to find the missing teenager and stop a dangerous predator from striking again, Charlie is forced to embrace the gift she has always tried to conceal. Meanwhile, someone is watching her every move, and the closer Charlie gets to the truth, the more distant her chances of ever leaving the island alive.

With a deliciously eerie and fast-paced story told in vivid prose, all with an overlay of supernatural suspense, The Burning Island is a pulse-pounding mystery perfect for fans of Jennifer McMahon and Kate Atkinson.



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33 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #53: The Burning Island by Hester Young”

  1. Nick

    Ooh this sounds interesting and mysterious. I really like books set in small mysterious towns so this is right up my alley!

  2. sjhigbee

    What a lovely combination – a beautiful Hawaiian island and a girl with creepy paranormal powers… I hope you really enjoy this one, Jenea.

  3. Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

    Ooooooo THE BURNING ISLAND. As morbid as this may sound, but that sounds like a lovely title for a book. 😂 It speaks of creepiness and a mystery with maybe a few paranormal elements (this is definitely without reading the synopsis first). I love that cover too – it’s very fitting!

  4. Maria Behar

    Well, this is not my usual type of read, but I might very well make an exception for this one! I LOVE the supernatural element! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing,and for commenting on my CWW post!! <3 🙂

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