Time for another gorgeous cover reveal! Today we have Tara Goedjen's THE BREATHLESS, a YA gothic mystery coming October 10, 2017 from Delacorte. Here's more about the novel:
For fans of the dark family secrets of We Were Liars and the page-turning suspense of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The Breathless is a haunting tale of deeply buried secrets, forbidden love, and how far some will go to bring back what’s long dead.
No one knows what really happened on the beach where Roxanne Cole’s body was found, but her boyfriend, Cage, took off that night and hasn’t been seen since. Until now. One year—almost to the day—from Ro’s death, he knocks on the door of Blue Gate Manor and asks where she is.
Cage has no memory of the past twelve months. According to him, Ro was alive only the day before. Ro’s sister Mae wouldn’t believe him, except that something’s not right. Nothing’s been right in the house since Ro died.
And then Mae finds the little green book. The one hidden in Ro’s room. It’s filled with secrets—dangerous secrets—about her family, and about Ro. And if what it says is true, then maybe, just maybe, Ro isn’t lost forever.
And maybe there are secrets better left to the dead.
Tara loves the cover, and here's why:
When my editor, Krista Marino, first discussed the cover with the in-house designer, she came up with a list of adjectives that the story evoked, words like dreamy, haunting, mysterious, lush, atmospheric, dark. The moment I saw Alison Impey’s final design, there was so much to love: the muted colors of the house and woods, the water surrounding the girl, and how the typeface looks permeable, almost smoky, like an exhalation on a cold day. What I love the most, though, is the way the roots of the trees are exposed, which I find unsettling and absolutely perfect for the book, since THE BREATHLESS is all about revealing that which is hidden, and all the dark secrets that people bury away, hoping they’ll never be brought to light.
Are you ready?
Tara Goedjen grew up in the South and has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama. The Breathless is her debut novel. Today she lives and writes in Monterey, California. To find out more about Tara and her novel, follow her on Twitter or Facebook.