Book Watch: Hanging by a Thread

Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield will be released in the U.S. on September 11, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 288 pages.


While the week of September 11th is fairly quiet for new releases in YA, there is a book that I’ve had my eye on for quite some time that I just had to put in the spotlight, and that’s HANGING BY A THREAD by Sophie Littlefield.

I first noticed this book because of its cover. It’s so pretty and so gruesome all at once. And the title made me curious to find out just what it was about.

Murder. Mystery. Psychic abilities. Oh yes, I was definitely intrigued. And that the title plays upon the fact that the main character Clare works as a seamstress makes me love it even more.

I can’t wait to add this book to my collection and find out more about her powers – psychometry, I believe – and to learn more about just how they came to be in the first place. Yes, I read the excerpt and it sounds awesome… and dark.

While I haven’t yet read anything by the author, though I own the two YA titles in her Banished series, judging from the excerpt I think I’m going to love her writing style. And I am definitely excited to pick this one up on release date.

With the promise of secrets, a dark past, danger and a wickedly awesome ability, HANGING BY A THREAD is most definitely a book worth watching.

And if you just can’t wait and you’d like to read the short excerpt on the author’s website, CLICK HERE, and scroll down to read.

Places to Watch

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author on GOODREADS

The author’s WEBSITE

The author’s BLOG


About the Book

Goodreads description:

Summer is the best part of the year in Winston, California, and the Fourth of July is the highlight of the season. But the perfect town Clare remembers has changed, and everyone is praying that this summer will be different from the last two—that this year’s Fourth of July festival won’t see one of their own vanish without a trace, leaving no leads and no suspects. The media are in a frenzy predicting a third disappearance, but the town depends on tourist dollars, so the residents of Winston are trying desperately to pretend nothing’s wrong.

And they’re not the only ones hiding something.

Clare, a seamstress who redesigns vintage clothing, has been blessed—or perhaps cursed—with a gift: she can see people’s pasts when she touches their clothes. When she stumbles across a denim jacket that once belonged to Amanda Stavros, last year’s Fourth of July victim, Clare sees her perfect town begin to come apart at the seams.

In a town where appearance means everything, how deep beneath the surface will Clare dig to uncover a murderer?

Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here is another awesome book releasing the week of September 11th:

Hidden (Firelight #3) by Sophie Jordan

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