And now for something completely different! Drawing from the darkest corners of Caribbean mythology, acclaimed author Sarah Dass brings us RRP’s very first YA thriller.
It Waits in the Forest is a chilling tale of magic, murder, and how far we’ll go to protect what’s ours.
Be sure to save the date. It Waits in the Forest goes on sale May 14, 2024.
Until then, behold the stunning cover courtesy of artist Hillary D. Wilson and read the first plot synopsis below. And stay tuned right here for more information about It Waits in the Forest as we get closer to the release date.
Unlike the other residents of the small Caribbean Island of St. Virgil, Selina DaSilva does not believe in magic. With a logical mind and a knack for botany, Selina used to dream of leaving the island to study Pharmacology—until a vicious, unsolved attack left her father dead and her mother in a coma.
Now her guilt over her mother’s condition keeps her tethered to the island, relegated to conning gullible tourists with useless talismans and phony protection rituals. But when one of those tourists ends up at the center of a string of strange murders, the truth that Selina has been denying can no longer be avoided: there is evil lurking in the forests that surround St. Virgil. Another thing that can’t be avoided? Selina’s ex-boyfriend Gabriel, newly employed at the local newspaper and eager to put his investigative skills to use.
Desperate to put an end to the killings and claim justice for Selina’s family, these two former lovers race to find answers. But evil bides its time. And as long-buried feelings and long-hidden secrets about Selina’s family’s past begin to reveal themselves, only one answer remains—and it waits in the forest.