Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Midnight is the Darkest Hour

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
Ashley Winstead
Expected publication date: October 3, 2023
From the critically acclaimed author of In My Dreams I Hold A Knife and The Last Housewife comes a gothic Southern thriller about a killer haunting a small Louisiana town, where two outcasts—the preacher's daughter and the boy from the wrong side of the tracks—hold the key to uncovering the truth.

For fans of Verity and A Flicker in the Dark, this is a twisted tale of murder, obsessive love, and the beastly urges that lie dormant within us all...even the God-fearing folk of Bottom Springs, Louisiana. In her small hometown, librarian Ruth Cornier has always felt like an outsider, even as her beloved father rains fire-and-brimstone warnings from the pulpit at Holy Fire Baptist.

Unfortunately for Ruth, the only things the townspeople fear more than the God and the Devil are the myths that haunt the area, like the story of the Low Man, a vampiric figure said to steal into sinners' bedrooms and kill them on moonless nights. When a skull is found deep in the swamp next to mysterious carved symbols, Bottom Springs is thrown into uproar—and Ruth realizes only she and Everett, an old friend with a dark past, have the power to comb the town's secret underbelly in search of true evil.

A dark and powerful novel like fans have come to expect from Ashley Winstead, Midnight is the Darkest Hour is an examination of the ways we've come to expect love, religion, and stories to save us, the lengths we have to go to in order to take back power, and the monstrous work of being a girl in this world. - from Goodreads



  1. Oooooh I really like the sound of this book. It sounds like the perfect read for spooky season!

  2. This sounds deliciously good! I love a good Gothic thriller. I hope you enjoy this one when you read it!

  3. You know I don't gravitate toward dark books, but I hope this is a hit for you

  4. I'm definitely looking forward to this one too!

  5. Oooh! This book looks interesting! Great pick!

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  6. I can't wait to read this one. Love books set in Lousiana.

  7. I've been starting to see this one pop up and it sounds super interesting!

  8. I'm getting ready to start this one and I'm so excited for it!


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