11 Debut Novels We Love [SHOWING SLIDE 5 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.

THE STARBOARD SEA by Amber Dermont
by Amber Dermont

"Preppy murder mystery meets coming-of-age story—with lots of sailing."
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