“With his latest novel, McGregor pulls out all the stops with a coming of age story that will tug at your heart and send a shiver down your spine.”
For Mark Prewitt, there’s only two priorities that matter: avoiding his father’s new wife, and killing time with this friends. It’s Summer, 1987, and idle nights are the devil’s playground. After pulling a cruel stunt with his friends on the strange Farrow sisters, Mark instantly regrets giving in to the peer pressure.
Deciding to make things right, Mark finds himself drawn into the Farrows’ world. Finding somewhat of a kindred spirit in the middle sister, George, Mark realizes she’s unlike anyone he’s ever known. For starters, she’s a practising witch, and uses her magic to protect her family. Mark and George bond over homemade spells, books, even their shared loneliness. Mark even participates in a séance so George can contact her dead sister.
They try to keep their relationship secret, but Mark soon learns keeping secrets in a small town is next to impossible. Once their secret is out, Mark’s friends are out to get the witch sisters for stealing their friend away, forcing Mark to make a painful decision between two worlds.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Tim McGregor’s latest book is listed as one of the best books of 2022, and it hasn’t even been released yet. McGregor is the author of the The Spookshow series, the Bad Wolf Chronicles, Hearts Strange and Dreadful, Lure, and Taboo in Four Colors, among others. With his latest novel, McGregor pulls out all the stops with a coming of age story that will tug at your heart and send a shiver down your spine. Booklist says: “Filled with evocative and captivating scenes, strong female characters, and an engaging narration, readers will become engrossed immediately, while the threat and fear at the heart of this story, satisfyingly, sneaks up on them.”, and Library Journal says: “This coming-of-age horror relies less on supernatural terror than combustible human elements, but features sympathetic characters and sharp plotting. Highly recommended.”
Releasing from Raw Dog Screaming Press 10 February 2022, Wasps in the Ice Cream by Tim McGregor is available for pre-order now.