by Andrea Hannah
Publication Date: February 21, 2023
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Hardcover: 320 Pages
Andrea Hannah’s Where Darkness Blooms is a supernatural thriller about an eerie town where the sunflowers whisper secrets and the land hungers for blood.
The town of Bishop is known for exactly two things: recurring windstorms and an endless field of sunflowers that stretches farther than the eye can see. And women―missing women. So when three more women disappear one stormy night, no one in Bishop is surprised. The case is closed and their daughters are left in their dusty shared house with the shattered pieces of their lives. Until the wind kicks up a terrible secret at their mothers’ much-delayed memorial.
With secrets come the lies each of the girls is forced to confront. After caring for the other girls, Delilah would like to move on with her boyfriend, Bennett, but she can’t bear his touch. Whitney has already lost both her mother and her girlfriend, Eleanor, and now her only solace is an old weathervane that seems to whisper to her. Jude, Whitney’s twin sister, would rather ignore it all, but the wind kicks up her secret too: the summer fling she had with Delilah’s boyfriend. And more than anything, Bo wants answers and she wants them now. Something happened to their mothers and the townsfolk know what it was. She’s sure of it.
Bishop has always been a strange town. But what the girls don’t know is that Bishop was founded on blood―and now it craves theirs.
About the author
Andrea Hannah is an author, astrologer, and workshop leader. She teaches creatives all over the globe and writes about everything from fierce modern fairytales to the cosmos (she’s a Gemini). Her work has appeared in Bustle, Elite Daily Thrive Global, HuffPost, Mslexia Magazine, and more.
Read more about Andrea ON HER WEBSITE
“Sharp and rich prose by Hannah blends Faulknerian descriptions with visceral bluntness that artfully marries itself to the story’s eerie atmosphere.” – Publishers Weekly
“[A] safe exploration of the topic of missing and murdered women and the violence of patriarchy. A worthwhile read for lovers of mystery and female friendship.” – Booklist
“Will keep readers engaged until the very end. You will not want to put this one down.” – Red Carpet Crash
“An immersive, creepy mystery filled with visceral imagery.” – Shelf Awareness