I have loved Jennifer McMahon since her novel Promise Not to Tell was published in 2007. Since then she's continued to intrigue (and scare) her readers with the books that followed: Island of Lost Girls and Dismantled. Her newest novel, Don't Breathe a Word, is just out and I'm thrilled that she'll be joining us on Book Club Girl on Air on Wednesday, June 22nd to discuss it!
On a soft summer night in Vermont, twelve-year-old Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again. Before she disappeared, she told her little brother, Sam, about a door that led to a magical place where she would meet the King of the Fairies and become his queen.
Fifteen years later, Phoebe is in love with Sam, a practical, sensible man who doesn’t fear the dark and doesn’t have bad dreams—who, in fact, helps Phoebe ignore her own. But suddenly the couple is faced with a series of eerie, unexplained occurrences that challenge Sam’s hardheaded, realistic view of the world. As they question their reality, a terrible promise Sam made years ago is revealed—a promise that could destroy them all.
New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson said, "Don’t Breathe a Word is a haunting page-turner that kept me up, spine shivering and enthralled, way past my bedtime.”
You can read about the inspiration behind the novel in this essay Jennifer wrote for the Powell's blog and browse inside the book now. I also have 10 copies to give away to first 10 people who commment that they can read it in time to participate in the show on June 22nd at 7pm ET.