Unspeakable Things by Jess Lourey is a work of fiction inspired by a terrifying true story. The book hit the shelves on 1st January 2020. It is available as an e-book.
Cassie McDowell’s life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She lives on a farm, loves school, and has a crush on the nicest boy in class. Yes, there are her parents’ strange parties and their parade of deviant guests, but she’s grown accustomed to them. All that changes when someone comes hunting in Lilydale.
Unspeakable Things sold 50,000 copies in January!!! Thank you readers, thank you to my agent, thank you to my amazing publisher Thomas & Mercer (they sent this gorgeous plaque), and thanks to Wally for ensuring this is the best pic I could snap. ❤️❤️❤️ @AmazonPub @jillmarsal pic.twitter.com/IMCqThcyNM
— Jess Lourey (@jesslourey) February 10, 2020
One by one, local boys go missing. One by one, they return changed—violent, moody, and withdrawn. What happened to them becomes the stuff of shocking rumors. The accusations of who’s responsible grow just as wild and dangerous town secrets start to surface. Then Cassie’s own sister undergoes the dark change. If she is to survive, Cassie must find her way in an adult world where every sin is justified, and only the truth is unforgivable.
About the author
Jess Lourey writes about secrets. She is the bestselling Agatha, Anthony, and Lefty-nominated author of the critically-acclaimed Mira James mysteries, which have earned multiple starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, the latter calling her writing “a splendid mix of humor and suspense.”