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The Adult Hint

We are so pleased to announce our next Adult hint - The Doppleganger!

Three years ago mortuary cosmetologist lost her husband in a tragic accident. No longer the hopeful wife and mother she once was, she is disappearing into her grief and into the quietude of her job—restoring to the dead the illusion of life. Then the body of a woman arrives in the mortuary, and for our main character, everything changes.

The body is unmistakably her mirror image and bears an alarmingly familiar tattoo. Even more startling is that among the woman's effects is a faded photograph of her lookalike. Aided by an eccentric colleague, her curiosity sparked, she investigates her doppelgänger’s life and death—and uncovers surprising clues to a shared past.

An emotional journey soon leads to shocking revelations about those closest to her…and even herself. When she’s driven to the brink, how much of what she discovers can she trust?

A riveting psychological thriller that will keep you guessing till the very end. An emotional read that can't be put down, this read will keep you up to all hours of the night to finish. A masterful depiction of skewed perceptions wrapped in a pulse-pounding, compulsively readable mystery. Paired with some of our most fun and interactive gifts, this is not one to be missed!

On sale now through October 14th (or until we sell out), this box will not be one to miss! This box is expected to ship at the end of October.

Remember! Anyone is welcome to email us at info@onceuponabookclub.com if you'd like the title in advance.

The Young Adult Hint

We are so excited to share our next Young Adult Hint - Deadly Secrets!

​A historical novel, set in postwar New York City.  

In 1946, a girl leaves behind the rubble of Berlin for the streets of New York City, stepping from the fiery aftermath of one war into another, far colder one, where power is more important than principles, and lies are more plentiful than the truth. She holds the key to a deadly secret, a horrific experiment of the concentration camps, capable of tipping the balance of world power. Both the Americans and the Soviets want the secret government project, and it is something that neither should ever be allowed to possess.  

But she hasn't come to America for secrets or power. She hasn't even come for a new life. She has come to America for one thing: justice. And the Nazi she's hunting has escaped its net. ​ 

​This captivating tale of revenge on the heels of WWII and on the cusp of the Cold War is one that is simply irresistible. Dual timelines, family secrets, and real stakes will grab you from the very first page. ​ ​

Based on a real experiment that was is rarely discussed, this novel contains a vivid, atmospheric setting and a tense, engrossing plot that will open readers' eyes and immerse readers in thought-provoking writing that has been compared to The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. ​​ 

On sale now through October 14th (or until we sell out), this box will not be one to miss! Boxes are expected to ship at the end of October.

Note: this is a book of wartime fiction and the usual trigger warnings apply. Nothing is graphic, but there is a lot of implied abuse and violence, and some references to human experimentation.

Please remember, you're welcome to email us for the title of the novel in advance! Just send an email to info@onceuponabookclub.com and we'll be happy to share!