“Brace for a hair-raising cliff dive into waters dark and deep."--Publishers Weekly
"Young engagingly weaves Hawaiian mythology, history, and sociology into a novel of suspense in a vividly portrayed setting, whetting the appetite for more of this psychic protagonist."--Booklist
"Intriguing characters and unanswered questions keep the story moving at an engaging pace....Those looking for solid suspense stories, especially those with psychic or supernatural elements, will enjoy this novel. "--Library Journal
"I hate to say goodbye to Charlie Cates, the fierce and endearing heroine whose dark visions drive her to help missing children, living or dead. Young masterfully crafts a dread-tinged atmosphere of dense forests and fog-shrouded volcanoes on the Big Island of Hawaii as the backdrop for Charlie’s final adventure. Not knowing whether her visions show the past or the future, Charlie races to save a missing girl before it’s too late. The suspense ratchets higher as Charlie begins to wonder whether she will survive to return to her own children and the family she has built with Noah. A haunting and immersive mystery, and a deeply satisfying finale to the trilogy."
-Laura McHugh, author of The Weight of Blood and Arrowood
"From the bayou of Louisiana to the desert of Arizona, Hester Young knows how to transport her readers. And her latest book is no exception as she brings the Big Island of Hawaii to vibrant, and timely, life. I’m always a little sad to say good-bye to a series as good as this one, but The Burning Island, with its well-drawn characters and expertly plotted story, is a perfect and satisfying end to the Charlie Cates mysteries." -Amy Engel, author of The Roanoke Girls
"Hester Young creates a Hawaii that is beautiful, seductive--and full of secrets. This is no island paradise. Full of twists, The Burning Island delivers an ending you won't see coming." - Alma Katsu, author of The Hunger
Praise for the Charlie Cates Series
“A beautifully crafted mystery combining literary suspense, romance, and a mystical element that lends a unique twist.” —The Huffington Post
“In this spooky thriller, everyone’s a suspect, and the plot twists will keep you guessing.” —People
“Hester Young leads the reader through a dreamy, Southern gothic mystery. . . . Powerful and captivating.” —New Orleans magazine
“Readers may want to strap on their metaphorical life jackets for the wild and exhilarating ride that is this startling debut novel by Hester Young. . . . Dreamy, steamy, scary . . . An unusual and delightful Southern gothic-meets-romance-meets-thriller concoction.”
—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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