Can’t Wait Wednesday: Instinct by Jason M. Hough

Conspiracy theories, a small isolated town, mysterious deaths–can a new police officer figure out what’s happening and stop it?

Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. This is a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. The books I choose aren’t released yet and usually won’t be published for at least two or three months. So I have a while to wait!

I love finding out about books set to publish in future months and I like to share my excitement about the books. I also like to find out about new books on other people’s blogs and hope they’ll sometimes find something to look forward to on my blog.

Instinct

by Jason M. Hough

Published by Skybound Books

Publication date: April 6

Genre: Mystery

336 pages

Synopsis: Welcome to Silvertown, Washington. Population 602 (for now).

Despite its small size, the small mountain town is home to more conspiracy theories than any other place in America. Officer Mary Whittaker is slowly acclimating to the daily weirdness of life here, but when the chief of police takes a leave of absence, she is left alone to confront a series of abnormal incidents–strange even by Silvertown standards.

An “indoor kid” who abhors nature dies on a random midnight walkabout with no explanation.

A hiker is found dead on a trail, smiling serenely after being mauled by a bear.

A woman known for being a helicopter parent abandons her toddler twins without a second thought.

It’s almost as if the townsfolk are losing their survival instinct, one by one…
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This sounds like it could be a mix of fantasy and mystery. However, it’s listed as a mystery and thriller. I just hope it’s not too much of a thriller! It does sound like an interesting mystery. And apparently it takes place in an area with lots of conspiracy theories–which could be current events…lol