Waiting on Wednesday: We Were Restless Things – Cole Nagatmatsu

Waiting on Wednesday: We Were Restless Things – Cole Nagatmatsu

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Last summer, Link Miller drowned on dry land in the woods, miles from the nearest body of water. His death was ruled a weird accident, but Noemi Amato knows the truth: Link was killed. He told her so himself, because he’s been texting her from beyond the grave, warning her to keep away from the forest.

Amberlyn, Link’s sister, can’t shake the feeling that Noemi is hiding something, and Jonas, Noemi’s new housemate, can’t get past the walls that she has constructed around herself. Because Noemi has a dangerous secret even bigger than Link’s ghost…

Link drowned in an impossible lake that only she can find.

Now, if the three don’t work together to unravel the truth about what is happening in the woods, someone else may wind up dead. Set over the course of one heartbreaking, mystifying, and ultimately hopeful year, this remarkable debut heralds the arrival of an incredible new voice in young adult literature.


Copy of book cover (74)This book caught my eye in part due to that beautiful cover, but after reading the synopsis I was so intrigued to read more. I’ve really been enjoying reading YA mystery/thrillers recently and this just sounds like exactly the kind of book I’m looking for. I love the sound of the supernatural twist – that Link has been texting Noemi from beyond the grave. I’m hopeful that this is going to be one of those books you pick up and don’t put down again until you’ve binged the entire book. I have seen some mixed reviews for this on Goodreads so I’m interested to see if it will live up to my expectations. We Were Restless Things is publishing October 6th 2020 from SourceBooks Fire.