I can’t believe it: Just Like Home comes out in one month. It feels like this book has been creeping up behind me for years, and now, finally, it’s about to be here.
If you want to get your hands on a copy of this book, I strongly recommend you place your pre-order now! Pre-orders nowadays are key in helping publishers determine how many copies of a book to print, and placing your order ahead of time will help make sure you get a copy before they run out!
Here’s what you’re in for:
"Come home." Vera's mother called and Vera obeyed. In spite of their long estrangement, in spite of the memories -- she's come back to the home of a serial killer. Back to face the love she had for her father and the bodies he buried there, beneath the house he'd built for his family.
Coming home is hard enough for Vera, and to make things worse, she and her mother aren't alone. A parasitic artist has moved into the guest house out back and is slowly stripping Vera's childhood for spare parts. He insists that he isn't the one leaving notes around the house in her father's handwriting... but who else could it possibly be?
There are secrets yet undiscovered in the foundations of the notorious Crowder House. Vera must face them and find out for herself just how deep the rot goes.
Where to buy it (please buy it)
Just Like Home will be out in the world on July 19th. You can pre-order Just Like Home from your local independent bookseller (find them here), or you can pre-order via Bookshop.org, an online retailer which supports independent bookstores in the US and the UK. Barnes & Noble ships internationally, if you don’t live in the US or the UK. You can request it at your local library here. Check out the audiobook, narrated by Xe Sands, at Libro.fm. And if you’re at a place in the world or in your life that necessitates an order from That River Website, use this link to make your purchase go a little farther in helping folks by donating a portion of your purchase towards a charitable organization (at no additional cost to you).
Where I’ll be
If all goes according to plan and the ongoing pandemic isn’t in a dangerous surge in July, I’m going on tour! We’re still finalizing dates and locations, but rest assured that I will keep you updated. I look forward to possibly seeing some of you in person!
No matter what you show up for, and whether you buy & read the book or not, thank you so much for letting me be in your inbox.
In the meantime, care for yourself and the people around you. Believe that the world can be better than it is now. Never give up.
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