Can’t Wait Wednesday – THOSE WHO PREY by Jennifer Moffett
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is THOSE WHO PREY by Jennifer Moffett. I’m always on the lookout for a good thriller and the topic of cults and how they prey on lonely people has always fascinated me so this book grabbed my attention right away. I also loved both Sadie and The Girls so it’s pretty much a must-read for me.
THOSE WHO PREY by Jennifer Moffett
Publication Date: November 10, 2020 by Atheneum, Simon & Schuster
Sadie meets The Girls in this riveting debut psychological thriller about a lonely college freshman seduced into joining a cult—and her desperate attempt to escape before it’s too late.
College life isn’t what Emily expected.
She expected to spend freshman year strolling through the ivy-covered campus with new friends, finally feeling like she belonged. Instead, she walks the campus alone, still not having found her place or her people so far away from home.
But then the Kingdom finds her.
The Kingdom, an exclusive on-campus group, offers everything Emily expected of college and more: acceptance, friends, a potential boyfriend, and a chance to spend the summer in Italy on a mission trip. But the trip is not what she thought it would be. Emily and the others are stripped of their passports and money. They’re cut off from their families back home. The Kingdom’s practices become increasingly manipulative and dangerous.
And someone ends up dead.
At times unsettling and always riveting, Those Who Prey looks at the allure of cult life, while questioning just how far we’re willing to go to find where we belong.
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂
Ooh, this sounds kinda creepy – I don’t think I’ve read a book that featured a cult before!
The Girls is the only cult book I’ve read and it was a mix of creepy and sad how people got lured in.
Oooh this sounds chilling! I can’t think of anything worse than being stick in a foreign country against your will😬
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Right? Same here.
Ooh, cults! I like the sound of this one!
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Right? They just fascinate me.
This sounds like a thrilling read. I always find cults fascinating.
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Oh very intriguing synopsis!! Hope you enjoy reading it!
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Cult books are not my jam, but I must commend the cover artist. It has a creepy feel to it.
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Yeah, it totally does.
I agree with Sam — that cover is very creepy! I like the premise though, and I want to see how the author waeves such a relatable theme into a cult.
OMG, this sounds amazing. I’m adding it to my TBR right now…so I don’t forget. Thanks for sharing this, Suzanne. 🙂 Happy reading!
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Thanks! Happy reading to you as well. 🙂
This sounds like a really creepy, dark read. I’ve always regarded these cults with horror – their manipulative ways of trapping their victims are utterly repulsive. I hope you enjoy this one:)).
Same here. I find them fascinating yet terrifying.