DescriptionRenowned author Silvia Moreno-Garcia's first thriller, UNTAMED SHORE, is a coming-of-age story set in Mexico which quickly turns dark when a young woman meets three enigmatic tourists.
Baja California, 1979. Viridiana spends her days watching the dead sharks piled beside the seashore, as the fishermen pull their nets. There is nothing else to do, nothing else to watch, under the harsh sun. She's bored. Terribly bored. Yet her head is filled with dreams of Hollywood films, of romance, of a future beyond the drab town where her only option is to marry and have children.
Three wealthy American tourists arrive for the summer, and Viridiana is magnetized. She immediately becomes entwined in the glamorous foreigners' lives. They offer excitement, and perhaps an escape from the promise of a humdrum future.
When one of them dies, Viridiana lies to protect her friends. Soon enough, someone's asking questions, and Viridiana has some of her own about the identity of her new acquaintances. Sharks may be dangerous, but there are worse predators nearby, ready to devour a naïve young woman who is quickly being tangled in a web of deceit.
Silvia Moreno-Garcia is one of the most exciting voices in fiction, and with her first crime novel, UNTAMED SHORE, she crafts a blazing novel of suspense with an eerie seaside setting and a literary edge that proves her a master of the genre.
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"A magical novel of duality, tradition, and change."--Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)
"Casiopea Tun will capture your heart and draw you into a jewel-toned world of mythmaking and jazz music."--Lara Elena Donnelly
"Snappy dialog, stellar worldbuilding, lyrical prose, and a slow-burn romance make this a standout."--Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Simultaneously heartbreaking and heart-mending, GODS OF JADE AND SHADOW is a wondrous and magical tale about choosing our own path. I felt weepy and happy and hopeful when I finished--everything you want to feel at the end of a great story."--Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of THE IRON DRUID CHRONICLES and A PLAGUE OF GIANTS
"An elegant and immersive tale, Silvia Moreno-Garcia's Gods of Jade and Shadow opened my eyes to the Mayan Underworld and took me on an adventure with a strong-willed, practical heroine and a prickly fallen god that I never wanted to end. It feels like a modern classic and is absolutely unforgettable."--Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the THREE DARK CROWNS series
PRAISE FOR SILVIA MORENO-GARCIA'S CERTAIN DARK THINGS
"[S]uspenseful, character-driven, and powerfully emotional.... CERTAIN DARK THINGS does for vampires what Stephen Graham Jones did for werewolves in his novel Mongrels earlier this year: beautifully and powerfully reinvigorates one of the seminal horror fiction monsters in some truly unexpected and sublime ways....Filled with powerful themes of trust, corruption, vengeance, and bloodlust, this novel is by turns sensual and grim, introspective and disturbing, suspenseful and moving, and all told in the sleek and lyrical prose for which Moreno-Garcia is deservedly acclaimed." ―New York Journal of Books
"All the characters in this book are as sharply realized as the city in which they live and fight.... I love to see compelling new takes on vampires, and Certain Dark Things succeeds beautifully.... Smart, tender and insightful." ―NPR.org
"The Mexican setting is a huge part of the allure of this new novel from Moreno-Garcia (Signal to Noise), as are the fascinating varieties of vampires she sets forth." ―Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Moreno-Garcia is an author to watch." ―Publishers Weekly
"[A] gangster vampire story that transcends the genre." ―PopSugar
"Darkly ironic world building is the real treat of Silvia Moreno-Garcia's Certain Dark Things." ―New York Times Book Review
PRAISE FOR SILVIA MORENO-GARCIA'S SIGNAL TO NOISE, WINNER OF A COPPER CYLINDER AWARD, FINALIST OF THE BRITISH FANTASY, LOCUS, SUNBURST AND AURORA AWARDS
"Refreshing, lively and unique, Moreno-Garcia's debut novel is a triumph."--RT Book Reviews
"I know it's very early in the year but I can already tell this is one of the Notable Reads of 2015."--Kirkus
"Haunting and beautifully nuanced, SIGNAL TO NOISE is a magical first novel."--The Guardian
OUTSTANDING ADVANCE PRAISE FOR UNTAMED SHORE