Hemlock (Book One)

Hemlock (Book One)

Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.

Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf.

Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.

Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy’s murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy’s boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.

Kathleen Peacock’s thrilling novel is the first in the Hemlock trilogy, a spellbinding supernatural mystery series filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love.

What people are saying about Hemlock

“Seamless writing and plenty of action mark this intelligent, dark paranormal debut. Older teen paranormal fans will likely clamor for the next book in this planned series.”
— BOOKLIST

“Jacob fans rejoice: Peacock’s debut is loaded with werewolves both creepy and hot. Mac’s smart and believable voice will leave readers looking forward to more.”
— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“Intriguing…the book is full of twists, and the major revelation at the end of the story is unexpected and well-crafted. Mac and the other characters explore serious issues such as trust and betrayal, prejudice, and identity, in ways that teens will recognize. A good purchase for…fans of  the supernatural.”
— VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES (VOYA)

“With a realistic feel, you’ll be left questioning everything you thought you knew about paranormal novels.”
— RT BOOK REVIEWS

“A clever and frightening supernatural mystery, HEMLOCK had me
biting my nails with anticipation.”

— Kimberly Derting, author of The Body FinderDesires of the Dead, and The Pledge

“Forget every werewolf book you’ve ever read. This breaks the mold.”
— Sophie Jordan, NYTimes & International bestelling author of Firelight

“A werewolf tale filled with hurtling action, searing emotion, and enough twists to keep readers glued to the page until the final breathless scene.”
— Sophie Littlefield, award-winning author of Banished and Unforsaken

“A riveting romance and a thrilling mystery, HEMLOCK is the werewolf story done right. I devoured it in one sitting and am ravenous for more! A fantastic start to a compelling new trilogy!”
— Sarah Beth Durst, author of IceEnchanted Ivy, and Drink, Slay, Love

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Release Date: May 8, 2012

Katherine Tegen Books,

an imprint of

HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN-13: 978-0062048653

ISBN-10: 0062048651

Ages: 14 and Up