Join New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti ’00, Neil Connelly, professor of English and Colleen Patterson, Shippensburg University’s first lady for an Alumni Author Book Talk on Wednesday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Stewart Hall.
Moretti will discuss her book “Girls of Brackenhill,” share a sneak peek of her new release, “The Spires,” share insight on writing fiction and publishing, sign books and answer questions. You may also purchase Moretti’s new book before it is released.
[This story was updated to reflect the correct date of Sept. 15.]
About our alumni author
Kate Moretti ’00 is the New York Times Bestselling author of seven novels and a novella, including “Thought I Knew You, While You Were Gone,” and “Binds That Tie.” Her first novel, “Thought I Knew You,” was a New York Times bestseller. “The Vanishing Year” was a nominee in the Goodreads Choice Awards Mystery/Thriller category for 2016 and was called “chillingly satisfying.” (Publishers Weekly) with “superb” closing twists (New York Times Book Review).
Kate has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years as a scientist and enjoys traveling and cooking, although with two kids, a day job, and writing, she doesn’t get to do those things as much as she’d like. She lives in Pennsylvania in an old farmhouse with her husband, two children and no known ghosts. Her lifelong dream is to find a secret passageway.
About Girls of Brackenhill
Haunted by her sister’s disappearance, a troubled woman becomes consumed by past secrets in this gripping thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of “The Vanishing Year.”
When Hannah Maloney’s aunt dies in a car accident, she returns to her family’s castle in the Catskills and the epicenter of a childhood trauma: her sister’s unsolved disappearance. It’s been seventeen years, and though desperate to start a new life with her fiancé, Hannah is compelled to question the events of her last summer at Brackenhill.
When a human bone is found near the estate, Hannah is convinced it belongs to her long-lost sister. She launches her own investigation into that magical summer that ended in a nightmare. As strange happenings plague the castle, Hannah uncovers disturbing details about the past and startling realizations about her own repressed childhood memories.
Fueled by guilt over her sister’s vanishing, Hannah becomes obsessed with discovering what happened all those years ago, but by the time Hannah realizes some mysteries are best left buried, it’s too late to stop digging. Overwhelmed by what she has exposed, Hannah isn’t sure her new life can survive her old ghosts.