Cover reveal for Jennifer Hillier's new novel Jar of Hearts
So, today we're going a off script. No review. No essay. Today is about my long-time friend and successful author Jennifer Hillier, who has a new novel titled Jar of Hearts coming up in 2018. And she chose Dead End Follies for her cover reveal. Isn't that EXCITING?!?!? It's the first time I do one of these things, so I know I AM!
If you're not familiar with Jennifer's work, you should read my reviews of her previous novels Creep, Freak, The Butcher and Wonderland. Now, without further ado...I'll let Jennifer introduce her book and its gorgeous new cover art. Don't worry, it's at the bottom of this post!
I owe a big thank you to Ben for saying yes when I approached him to do my cover reveal for Jar of Hearts. I've known Ben a long time, and it feels like we've kind of grown up together in the writing world. It's why I'm so excited to share the cover of my new book here at Dead End Follies.
Jar of Hearts is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who's been searching for the killer all these years.
Nobody ever suspected that Georgina Shaw, a successful executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, could be involved in the disappearance of her best friend, who went missing when they were sixteen. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls in high school.
But when Angela Wong's remains are discovered in the woods near Geo's childhood home thirteen years after her disappearance, Kaiser - now a detective with Seattle PD - learns that Angela was a victim of the serial killer Calvin James. The same Calvin James who killed three other women. And yes, the same Calvin James who - long before he was suspected of killing anyone - Georgina was madly in love with at the time Angela was thought to have gone missing.
The realization that Geo was there the night Angela died leaves Kaiser with more questions than answers. For thirteen years, Geo knew what happened to Angela and told no one. For thirteen years, Geo let Angela's family and friends suffer by withholding information they so desperately needed. For thirteen years, Geo carried the secret of Angela's death until she was arrested, sent to prison, and forced to finally tell the truth about her past once and for all . . . especially now that there are new dead bodies turning up, killed in the exact same manner as her best friend.
Jar of Hearts explores what happens after someone has done the most terrible thing a person can do, and the lengths she'll go to to hide her secrets, and bury her grief. But how long can you get away with a lie? And, more importantly, how long can you live with it?
"Call in sick and cancel your plans, because when you jump into Jar of Hearts , you won't want to leave. Jennifer Hillier has crafted a gripping page-turner about crime and punishment, guilt and hope. It's a damn good doozy, deliciously engaging . . . This one hurts, and that's a compliment."
- Caroline Kepnes, New York Times bestselling author of You and Hidden Bodies
"As dark as a storm-torn night and just as unnerving, Jar of Hearts will have readers gasping in shock as they tear through the pages. Suspenseful, gritty, and utterly unforgettable."
- Riley Sager, bestselling author of Final Girls
Jar of Hearts will be out June 12, 2018 from St. Martin's Press/Minotaur Books. Click here to pre-order.
And now....the moment you were all waiting for....
What do you think? Love it? Hate it? I think it looks like a million bucks and a half. Leave a comment for Jennifer to read!