Katherine Tegen Books, Hardcover, 9780062048653, 404pp.
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Fans of Maggie Stiefvater and the hit television show True Blood will flock to this first book in the supernatural mystery series set in a town where werewolves live in plain sight.
Mackenzie Dobson's life has been turned upside down since she vowed to hunt her best friend Amy's killer: a white werewolf. Lupine syndrome also known as the werewolf virus is on the rise across the country, and bloodlust is not easy to control. But it soon becomes clear that dangerous secrets are lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, Mac's hometown and she is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her in grave danger.
Kathleen Peacock's thrilling debut novel provides readers with a mystery that Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder, calls "clever and frightening," while Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of Firelight, raves: "Forget every werewolf book you've ever read. This one breaks the mold.
“Seamless writing and plenty of action mark this intelligent, dark paranormal debut. Older teen paranormal fans will likely clamor for the next book in this planned series.”
“Jacob fans rejoice: Peacock’s debut is loaded with werewolves both creepy and hot. Mac’s smart and believable voice will leave readers looking forward to more.”
“A clever and frightening supernatural mystery, HEMLOCK had me biting my nails with anticipation.”
-Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder
“A riveting romance and a thrilling mystery, HEMLOCK is the werewolf story done right. I devoured it in one sitting and am ravenous for more! A fantastic start to a compelling new trilogy.”
-Sarah Beth Durst, author of Enchanted Ivy and Ice
“A werewolf tale filled with hurtling action, searing emotion, and enough twists to keep readers glued to the page until the final breathless scene.”
-Sophie Littlefield, award-winning author of Banished and Unforsaken
“Intriguing…the book is full of twists, and the major revelation at the end of the story is unexpected and well-crafted. Mac and the other characters explore serious issues such as trust and betrayal, prejudice, and identity, in ways that teens will recognize. A good purchase for…fans of the supernatural.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Peacock holds readers with [an] intense love triangle. [Hemlock] will be enjoyed by fans of Maggie Stiefvater and Stephenie Meyer.”
-School Library Journal