Saturday, March 24, 2018

Pre Pub Book Buzz: The Shimmer by Carsten Stroud

Readers, I recently spent as much time as I could stretching out the Netflix show Dark. If you haven't watched, I highly recommend it - it's a German time travel mystery series that is absolutely fantastic. Like totally blew me away fantastic. And while I've read a few time travel mysteries - the amazing Man From Primrose Lane and the equally amazing Shining Girls - I'd already read those and Dark left me wanting even more!

So I was super excited to hear that Carsten Stroud's upcoming release, The Shimmer, is going to be a time travel mystery! Here's a bit about the book from Goodreads:

How do you hunt a killer who can go back in time and make sure you're never born?

A police pursuit kicks Sergeant Jack Redding of the Florida Highway Patrol and his trainee, Julie Karras, into a shoot-out that ends with one girl dead and another in cuffs, and the driver of the SUV fleeing into the Intracoastal Waterway. Redding stays on the hunt, driven by the trace memory that he knows that running woman--and he does, because his grandfather, a cop in Jacksonville, was hunting the same woman in 1957.Redding and his partner, Pandora Jansson, chase a seductive serial killer who can ride The Shimmer across decades. The pursuit cuts from modern-day Jacksonville to Mafia-ruled St. Augustine in 1957, then to the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1914. The stakes turn brutal when Jack, whose wife and child died in a crash the previous Christmas Eve, faces a terrible choice: help his grandfather catch the killer, or change time itself and try to save his wife and child.

The Shimmer is due out in June from Mira. And if you're like me and you've seen Dark and also want more to tide you over, check out The Man From Primrose Lane, Shining Girls, and maybe even Peter Clines's Paradox Bound - you'll thank me!

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