A few months back, I interviewed Alyssa Cole on the podcast in Episode 379. Dystopian Futures, Burnout, and More with Alyssa Cole.
Alyssa: So a lot, a lot of the thriller, or a lot of the kind of terror of it in the thriller is based on those, like, moments of, like –
Sarah: I don’t recognize anything!
Alyssa: – I – seeing the things you thought you knew, the things that would always be there, like, erased –
Sarah: Oh yeah.
Alyssa: – without you even noticing?….
Alyssa: …The thriller is kind of like harnessing this kind of dread that fills you when you see something that’s supposed to be recognizable and it totally isn’t.
I’m so excited, y’all. I have a cover reveal! You ready?
First, savor the cover copy before you click the reveal because the fit is *chef’s kiss.”
Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning …
Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing.
To hold onto her community’s past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the block—her neighbor Theo.
But Sydney and Theo’s deep dive into history quickly becomes a dizzying descent into paranoia and fear. Their neighbors may not have moved to the suburbs after all, and the push to revitalize the community may be more deadly than advertised.
When does coincidence become conspiracy? Where do people go when gentrification pushes them out? Can Sydney and Theo trust each other—or themselves—long enough to find out before they too disappear?
Now are you ready to see the cover?
I showed it to the SBTB team, and they were as eyes-wide-open-wow as I was.
Sneezy: Oh WOWZA!!!!!!
That half opened the curtain is just
Sarah: Isn’t it?? Such a great cover.
Aarya: The one yellow curtain is creepy
Sneezy: O ya!!!! I didn’t see that!!!! Good eye!!!!
Aarya: The cover has excellent variety of textures
Sneezy: The font is also so CLEAN and FITS so well with the building!!!!
Aarya: I can’t stop thinking about why that one curtain is yellow. And now I’m thinking about The Yellow Wallpaper
Tara: That cover is gorgeous and that blurb is terrifying.
Shana: Ooh, I’m so excited. That cover is amazing.
Lara: If it’s possible to get Good Book Feels from a cover, this is the cover that would give me that ooh-ah sensation.
Sarah: The longer you look at the cover, the creepier it gets.
So, how about you? What do you think?