The Island Mother
by Jon Cohn
White Lotus meets Midsommar in this supernatural thriller centered around an emotionally codependent woman on the run from her own life. She finds paradise, but it may come at a cost that she's unable to pay...
After barely escaping from a toxic relationship with a drug dealer, emotionally codependent Leigh decides to start her life over somewhere far from the hills of Kentucky. She feels inexplicably drawn to Hawaii, where she manages to land a job in an exclusive resort.
At first, it almost seems too good to be true, and of course, it is. Supernatural horrors start manifesting all around Leigh and her new co-workers, and soon she starts having disturbing nightmares of impossible creatures calling out to her. To make matters worse, Leigh’s violent ex-boyfriend is close on her tail, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake.
Now trapped in the midst of all these dangers, Leigh can't help but fall back on old habits. She finds comfort in the arms of her new boss, an upbeat hospitality manager who seems almost too perfect. In order to survive paradise, Leigh will need to learn from her past mistakes or she will be doomed to repeat them.
From author Jon Cohn, comes the next great horror book that blends danger, supernatural creatures, and the unknown into an unforgettable read.
"This book is excellent. It’s really well written. More important, it's pure excitement. When reading the book, I can almost hear the southern twang in the heroin's voice. This book got my attention almost immediately, and it kept that attention until I finished it. I have no idea how long it took me to read it. All I know is that I read it in one sitting and I then immediately looked for other books he has written."
- Harold, Amazon Reader
"Often tense and always fun, the clever use of language and accessible structure belies a stealthy plot that you'll find has seized you before you realize what you're in for. A snappy and joyous read, the perfect companion to punctuate those bits of downtime that arise from any trip and definitely worth bringing along for any you might be about to take."
- Mason, Amazon Reader
"I very much enjoyed reading this little horror book. It’s a super fast read that’s perfect for a vacation book because it’s set in Hawaii. The author clearly did his research and it shows. While it’s set in 2004 it still feels very relevant today. It’s a slow tension build at first but the ending comes crashing at you so fast. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a fun horror story."
- Craig, Amazon Reader