Four degrees changed everything for one New Hampshire town.

The rise in summer temperatures led to drought, an invasive beetle infestation, wildfires, crop failure, farm foreclosures, farmworker job losses — and the discovery of a body Cadie Kessler hoped no one would ever find.

Cadie has spent the past three decades trying to forget about the muddy grave in the woods, the murder she and her estranged childhood friend Daniela covered up as kids. Now an entomologist with the state forestry department, Cadie is on the verge of proving an invasive beetle is taking advantage of the drought and triggering forest fires, when she receives a text from Daniela. They found him. Daniela asks Cadie to return home because her father has been falsely implicated in the decades-old murder that only she and Cadie know the truth about.

Faced with truths she does not wish to see, Cadie realizes her scientific theories are fallible, and the people she trusts harbor deadly secrets about what really happened in those woods three decades earlier. As she is forced to decide what she is willing to sacrifice to protect the people and the forest she loves, Cadie will learn that no one can hold back the power of Nature—whether in the form of species migration, rising temperatures, wildfire, or the truth.

WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG will appeal to fans of Where the Crawdads Sing, Flight Behavior, and All the Missing Girls.

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Pre-publication, WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG has already won several literary awards. Read about them HERE.

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