Happy Wednesday! Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, Waiting on Wednesday was adapted to Can’t Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings. It is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating!
This week’s Can’t Wait Wednesday book is…
The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson
Series: Truly Devious #4
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on April 27, 2021
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, Neurodivergent, LGBTQIA+
The Truly Devious series continues as Stevie Bell investigates her first mystery outside of Ellingham Academy in this spine-chilling and hilarious stand-alone mystery from New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson.
Stevie Bell did it. She solved the greatest unsolved mystery of the century. So, what now?
Figuring it all out—the truth behind Truly Devious and what exactly happened in the Ellingham Affair—has granted Stevie Bell a bit of celebrity in the true crime community. So she’s not surprised when she gets an email from the man who owns Camp Bounty Lake (now called Camp Wonder Falls), the site of the infamous “Box in the Woods” murders from the 1970s.
Weird things are happening at the camp again, although nothing as sinister as before. No murders, no bodies posed by the mysterious figure they called The Doll Collector. But there is a threatening message chalked across a wall. And a box has appeared, with three grisly dolls inside it.
Stevie accepts a job as a camp counselor so she can figure out what’s going on. She recruits her friends from Ellingham—Nate, Janelle, and Vi—to become counselors, too, and even Germaine Batt turns up. Not long after they arrive, the owner of the camp dies in a suspicious hiking accident.
Once again, Stevie will have to solve a cold case from the past before a killer catches up with her in the present.
- I just finished the first 3 books, and I DID NOT KNOW THERE WAS A 4TH ONE OMG!!!
- also LOOK AT HOW BEAUTIFUL THAT COVER IS!!!
- will i forget everything that happened in books 1-3 before this one comes out? almost certainly!
- I’ve been in a super mystery mood lately? idk how long it’ll last, but I’m going to keep reading them until I’m sick of them.
- Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (obviously)
- The Diviners by Libba Bray
- Charlotte Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro
- The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I AM SO EXCITED for this book! What upcoming books are you excited to read? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous week!