11 DEBUT NOVELS WE LOVE [SHOWING SLIDE 10 OF 11]

We live to discover new talent at Kirkus. There’s an unmitigated joy when you’re there watching right at the beginning of a writer’s career. Some of the writers on this week’s list—which features books about a surreal kidnapping, a bittersweet love story and a black comedy about zombies, among other inventive topics—have dabbled in other genres, but all of them have written debut novels that sparkle.

by Sophie McKenzie

"McKenzie's maiden thriller is a hit, even if it becomes a bit crowded in the process."
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