By Kathleen Peacock
(Katherine Tegen Books, Hardcover, 9780062048653, 416pp.)
Publication Date: May 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.
Since then, Mac's life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac's hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy's killer:
A white werewolf.
Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.
Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy's murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy's boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.
Kathleen Peacock's thrilling novel is the first in the Hemlock trilogy, a spellbinding urban fantasy series filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love.
Kathleen Peacock spent most of her teen years writing short stories. She put her writing dreams on hold while attending college but rediscovered them when office life started leaving her with an allergy to cubicles. Hemlock is her first novel.
“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