Bestselling author Courtney Summers is back with her next YA thriller, The Project, a story about cults, sisterhood and what we're willing to risk for the people we love. Lo hasn't seen her sister, Bea, since their parents were killed and Bea left her behind to join The Unity Project. Six years later, when the Project, and their charismatic leader, are accused of killing one of their members, Lo is determined to protect her sister and find out the truth. Fans of her previous book, Sadie, will find plenty to love. While you wait for the release date, here are some more recommendations for fans of a bit of darkness, complex investigations and mysterious organizations.
In Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour, Mila accepts an unusual job offer, caring for children in an isolated farming community in Northern California. She's desperate to find a new home and sense of meaning after aging out of the foster system. The longer she stays, the stranger the children and the farm itself appear. This is a complex, haunting book about confronting trauma and the value of found family.
Nearly a hundred years ago, Ellingham Academy was the site of the crime of the century: the kidnapping of Iris and Alice Ellingham. Truly Devious is the story of Stevie Bell, the girl determined to solve the case no one else could. Things at the academy take a sinister turn when one of the students is found dead. Now she must solve not only a kidnapping but a murder as well.
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly is the dark, disturbing story of a seventeen-year-old girl who was raised in a cult and finds a way to escape. The story begins with her home in flames, the Prophet dead, and Minnow in police custody. Locked in juvenile detention, she has to learn how to live in a world that doesn't revolve around faith and fear. This is a book about resilience and hope against the odds.
In the tradition of Mindhunter and Silence of the Lambs, None Shall Sleep is the story of Emma Lewis, serial killer survivor and the FBI's newest recruit. The bureau has created a task force of teenagers to interview juvenile murderers currently in custody in an attempt to understand what makes young people kill. When a new serial killer becomes active, Emma and her team must rely on a dangerous sociopath to solve the case.