Waiting on Wednesday: Relic by Gretchen McNeil

Posted November 18, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 40 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.  This week I’ve picked a standalone novel by one of my favorite authors, Gretchen McNeil.  It sounds like a really great horror story, and I can’t wait to read it!  This is a genre that this author does such a great job on.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

From Gretchen McNeil, the author of Ten and Possess, comes this teen horror novel perfect for young fans of Stephen King, and Lois Duncan’s I Know What You Did Last Summer.

For Annie Kramer, the summer before college is bittersweet—both a last hurrah of freedom and the last days she’ll spend with her boyfriend, Jack, before they head off to different colleges. So she and her friends plan one final adventure: a houseboating trip on Shasta Lake, complete with booze, romance . . . and an off-limits exploration of the notorious Bull Valley Mine.

The legends of mysterious lights and missing persons on Shasta Lake have been a staple of sleepovers and campouts since Annie was a kid. Full of decrepit bridges that lead to nowhere, railroad tunnels that disappear into the mountains, and terrifying stories of unexplained deaths and bodies that were never recovered, Bull Valley Mine is notorious and frightening—perfect for an epic conclusion to their high school lives.

The trip is fun and light—at first. But when a deranged stranger stumbles upon their campsite, spouting terrifying warnings and pleas for help, it’s clear that everyone is in danger. And when their exploration of the mine goes horribly wrong, Annie and her friends quickly discover that the menace of Bull Valley Mine doesn’t stay at Shasta Lake—it follows them home.

As one by one her friends fall victim to this mysterious and violent force, Annie must do whatever it takes to discover the ancient secrets of the mine and save her friends . . . if she’s not already too late.

Doesn’t this sound so good!  Can’t wait to read it!  So, what book are you eagerly awaiting this week?

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40 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Relic by Gretchen McNeil

  1. I really need to get this one. It had me at "young fans of Stephen King." It has to be at least worth a look. Thanks for sharing it. I am adding it to the TBR now.

    • Every once in awhile I like to go on Goodreads and do searches of favorite authors to see if they have anything new coming out. Just in case I've missed something somewhere else. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  2. OMG! It sounds so good! Really creepy in kind of a Final Destination style… I'll have to pick it up when it comes out.
    Great pick!
    Thanks for stopping by blog 🙂

  3. This sounds really good! I feel like I'm missing out because I haven't read this author before, but I'm going to add this and her others to my TBR now. Thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW. Happy reading!

    • You should definitely give this author a try. She has many different types of stories, some are more mystery, at least one is sci-fi, and she has paranormal as well! Thanks for visiting!

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