The Violent Season

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Pub Date 05 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 15 Oct 2021
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There is something terribly wrong in Wolf Ridge. Every November, every teen is overwhelmed with a hunger for violence…at least, that’s the urban legend.

After Wyatt Green’s mother was brutally murdered last Fall, she’s convinced that the November sickness plaguing Wolf Ridge isn’t just a town rumor that everyone ignores…it’s a palpable force infecting her neighbors. Wyatt is going to prove it, and find her mother’s murderer in the process. She digs up every past brutal act she can find from Wolf Ridge’s past – from car wrecks, suicides, and unnamed victims turning up in rivers—and even reaches out to an out-of-state journalist that seems to believe her. But all of her digging leads to nowhere. Everyone in Wolf Ridge accepts that the November sickness is real, and absolutely no one will talk about it.

As Wyatt’s best friend Cash turns on her, and her friend is almost killed in a tragic accident, Wyatt panics – how can she keep her friends safe, and find her mother’s murderer, when no one believes her?

As the evidence stars to disappear, Wyatt wonders: is she just imagining everything? Is the sickness real, or are the people of Wolf Ridge just naturally prone to doing bad things?

Can Wyatt and her friends come out of the Violent Season unscathed, or is one of them going to be the next victim?

There is something terribly wrong in Wolf Ridge. Every November, every teen is overwhelmed with a hunger for violence…at least, that’s the urban legend.

After Wyatt Green’s mother was brutally...


Advance Praise

"Holy sh....... Can I just say that? Can that be the review? Technically yes, but I **NEED** to say that this is without a doubt and by far one of the best books I have read this year!" —Brittney Green, Netgalley Reviewer

​"Be prepared to be captivated after the first sentence." —Rachel Milburn, Netgalley Reviewer

"Dark, angsty and compelling. I'd highly recommend this to anyone." —Lydia Thompson ,  Netgalley Reviewer

"An addictive, beautifully-written, masterful debut novel that is hands down a must-read." —Kaitlyn Sutey,  Netgalley Reviewer

"Whaaat? This freaking nerve bending, claustrophobic, intense, disturbing small town mystery scared the living daylights out of me!" —Nilufer Ozmekik ,  Netgalley Reviewer

​"How do I even begin to describe the way this book made me feel? A lot. That, I can guarantee. Walters' debut is brilliant in all its essence. I can't wait for it to be out for the rest of the world." —Zia Caria,  Netgalley Reviewer

"Be prepared to be captivated after the first sentence." —Rachel Milburn, Netgalley Reviewer

"Holy sh....... Can I just say that? Can that be the review? Technically yes, but I **NEED** to say that this is without a doubt and by far one of the best books I have read this year!" —Brittney...


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A freaking INCREDIBLE debut for Sara Walters. I have not felt this pull to a book in a hot minute. This thriller is GRIPPING. I saw it described as unputdownable and it’s the most accurate description. I received this as an Advanced Reader Copy (ebook) and devoured it in one day (and I’m a toddler mom! So it’s incredibly difficult to do that). Every November, residents of Wolf Ridge are overcome by a desire for violence. It is evidenced by years and years of murder and suicide and terrible happenings. Wyatt’s mom was murdered last year and this year, she’s afraid her best friend is being taken by what she calls “the sickness”. She sees the darkness in his eyes and as he keeps her at arms length, she finds comfort and healing in an unlikely peer. Her search for answers kept me on the edge of my seat. The writing is amazing. I was nervous at parts and even felt my heart racing. I screenshotted quite a few “favorite paragraphs” and I spent a good portion of this novel smiling dumbly at my phone. It’s quite a range of emotions to feel while reading a book. 28% through I started to suspect something - but the story unraveled in a way that even though I was right, I was still surprised and captured by the happenings. The main developing relationship is beautiful. The father/daughter relationship is beautiful. Her internal monologue, struggles, heartbreak, and healing are all… indescribable. I felt like I was right there with her the whole time. This may have also been influenced by the fact that I was reading in a dark room and listening to Hozier while my son napped. That’s an optimal environment for intense feelings. I NEED to own a physical copy of this book. It might be one of the best thrillers I’ve read (granted I’m relatively new to the genre), but I will not stop recommending this anytime soon. PREORDER IT, ADD IT TO YOUR TBR, AND WAIT IMPATIENTLY FOR OCTOBER BECAUSE THIS BOOK WAS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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