I’m so excited to be bringing y’all an exciting cover reveal for Ginny Myers Sain’s upcoming debut, Dark and Shallow Lies. This book sounds absolutely thrilling, and I cannot wait for it to hit shelves in August.
For the cover reveal and information about the book, keep scrolling through this post! And make sure to let me know what y’all think in the comments–I’d love to hear your opinions on the cover.
Personally, I’m in awe by this cover.
I think it’s absolutely stunning. The attention to detail and the clear and definite magical-realism vibe it’s giving off, I am living for. When reading the synopsis–and even though there is no confirmation on the book’s exact genres just yet–you really get a feel for this book potentially being magical realism, and I don’t think we have nearly enough of those.
I’m incredibly thrilled and excited for this book, and I bow down to the cover designer(s) and cover artist(s) who made this beautiful display a reality, and I cannot wait to be able to hold a physical copy of it later this year!
Dark and Shallow Lies
by Ginny Myers Sain
Published by Razorbill
Releasing on August 31st, 2021
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
A teen girl disappears from her small town deep in the bayou, where magic festers beneath the surface of the swamp like water rot, in this chilling debut supernatural thriller for fans of Natasha Preston, Karen McManus, and Rory Power.
La Cachette, Louisiana, is the worst place to be if you have something to hide.
This tiny town, where seventeen-year-old Grey spends her summers, is the self-proclaimed Psychic Capital of the World–and the place where Elora Pellerin, Grey’s best friend, disappeared six months earlier.
Grey can’t believe that Elora vanished into thin air any more than she can believe that nobody in a town full of psychics knows what happened. But as she digs into the night that Elora went missing, she begins to realize that everybody in town is hiding something–her grandmother Honey; her childhood crush Hart; and even her late mother, whose secrets continue to call to Grey from beyond the grave.
When a mysterious stranger emerges from the bayou–a stormy-eyed boy with links to Elora and the town’s bloody history–Grey realizes that La Cachette’s past is far more present and dangerous than she’d ever understood. Suddenly, she doesn’t know who she can trust. In a town where secrets lurk just below the surface, and where a murderer is on the loose, nobody can be presumed innocent–and La Cachette’s dark and shallow lies may just rip the town apart.
Ginny Myers Sain lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has spent the past twenty years working closely with teens as a director and acting instructor in a program designed for high school students seriously intent on pursuing a career in the professional theatre. Having grown up in deeply rural America, she is interested in telling stories about resilient kids who come of age in remote settings. Dark and Shallow Lies is her debut novel.