Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Hemlock Island by Kelley Armstrong

Posted January 25, 2023 by Stephanie in can't-wait wednesday / 10 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read.



Hemlock Island by Kelley Armstrong
Expected publication September 12, 2023 by St. Martin’s Press

Laney Kilpatrick has been renting her vacation home to strangers. The invasion of privacy gives her panic attacks, but it’s the only way she can keep her beloved Hemlock Island, the only thing she owns after a pandemic-fueled divorce. But broken belongings and campfires that nearly burn down the house have escalated to bloody bones, hex circles, and now, terrified renters who’ve fled after finding blood and nail marks all over the guest room closet, as though someone tried to claw their way out…and failed.

When Laney shows up to investigate with her teenaged niece in tow, she discovers that her ex, Kit, has also been informed and is there with Jayla, his sister and her former best friend. Then Sadie, another old high school friend, charters over with her brother, who’s now a cop.

There are tensions and secrets, whispers in the woods, and before long, the discovery of a hand poking up from the earth. Then the body that goes with it… But by that time, someone has taken off with their one and only means off the island, and they’re trapped with someone—or something—that doesn’t want them leaving the island alive.


I haven’t read a Kelley Armstrong book in forever but I used to be a really big fan of her, I just lost track of her writing in the last couple of years. Last week I saw the cover reveal of this upcoming read of hers and it’s her first full-length horror novel so now I’m really excited about this book.



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