Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Waiting On Wednesday ... The Project

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pick is The Project by Courtney Summers

Here is the Goodreads synopsis
The next pulls-no-punches thriller from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Courtney Summers, about an aspiring young journalist determined to save her sister from a cult.

"The Unity Project saved my life."

Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died, Lo's sister, Bea, joined The Unity Project, leaving Lo in the care of their great aunt. Thanks to its extensive charitable work and community outreach, The Unity Project has won the hearts and minds of most in the Upstate New York region, but Lo knows there's more to the group than meets the eye. She's spent the last six years of her life trying--and failing--to prove it.

"The Unity Project murdered my son."

When a man shows up at the magazine Lo works for claiming The Unity Project killed his son, Lo sees the perfect opportunity to expose the group and reunite with Bea once and for all. When her investigation puts her in the direct path of its charismatic and mysterious leader, Lev Warren, he proposes a deal: if she can prove the worst of her suspicions about The Unity Project, she may expose them. If she can't, she must finally leave them alone.

But as Lo delves deeper into The Project, the lives of its members, and spends more time with Lev, it upends everything she thought she knew about her sister, herself, cults, and the world around her--to the point she can no longer tell what's real or true. Lo never thought she could afford to believe in Lev Warren . . . but now she doesn't know if she can afford not to.

Welcome to The Unity Project. 
It should not come as a surprise that I, as someone with an interest in true crime, would also be fascinated by cults. It is the psychology behind them that I find most fascinating.

It should also come as no surprise that I would be very interested in a book about cults written by Courtney Summers. If you've ever read a Courtney Summers book before you know that she is capable of ripping your heart out in the best possible way. I am expecting that her version of a cult leader is going to be a thing to behold and I cannot wait to meet him.

The marketing of this one has been really clever (the video tease was amazing) and I am looking forward to see what else the publisher has in store as the release date approaches.

This doesn't come out until February. Just go ahead and consider it your anti-Valentine.

Expected release date - February 2, 2021

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