Honeysuckle and Bone

Trisha Tobias

Ayesha Curry

Honeysuckle and Bone is the creepiest trip to Jamaica you could ever imagine. In the midst of the island’s sticky heat, sweet fragrances, and luscious tastes, there is a haunting that pulses through these magnetic pagesand our bold, lovable main character, Carina, must figure out why before it’s too late. Propulsive, surprising, and sumptuous, readers are in for an incredible ride in Trisha Tobias’s knock out debut.” 

- Ayesha Curry, Sweet July Books , Sweet July Books

On the run from her own dark secrets, a teen girl becomes the nanny for a prestigious family on their extravagant Jamaican estatebut things aren’t quite as they seem, and she quickly discovers even paradise may be haunted.  

ISBN

9781638931027

Language

English

Page count

320

Edition

Hardcover

Sale date

January 21, 2025

Dimensions

6 x 9

About the Book

Carina Marshall is looking to reinvent herself, and what better place to do it than Jamaica, her mother’s alluring homeland where she conveniently has access to an au pair gig for the wealthy and politically powerful Hall family. After months of being the target of vicious rumors and hate online (which she just might deserve), the luxurious Blackbead House seems to hold everything she wants, a world of mango trees, tropical breezes, and glamorous parties—and a place to disappear.

 

Once there, Carina joins up with her fellow junior staff members, the self-named Young Birds, and finds herself sinking right into her busy, but comfortable, new life. Yes, the Halls run a tight ship, and yes, there is some tension amongst the family, but she’s content flying under the radar, doing her job, and hanging out with her new friends—not least, the handsome and charming Aaron. But when inexplicable things start happening to her in the house, only getting worse each night, Carina realizes that someone—or something—is out to get her. Is it the house itself? The Halls? Or, worse, is it her own past catching up with her? With the help of Aaron, she must figure out what is haunting her, and fast, before she is forced out of Blackbead House for good.

 

Eerie, propulsive, and full of intrigue, Honeysuckle and Bone is a deliciously atmospheric, young adult novel, following an imperfect yet courageous teen as she seeks to remake herself in the homeland she always idealized, only to discover that new beginnings don’t always come easy.

Reviews

“Guilt and desperation saturate the pages as vividly as the Caribbean heat. Luminous and claustrophobic, Honeysuckle and Bone knows it’s not just the ghosts you can’t escape—it’s yourself. Carina’s accumulating lies make for a reading experience as acutely uncomfortable as bingeing a season of Dexter.”

- Amelinda Bérubé, author of Here There Are Monsters

Honeysuckle and Bone will haunt your days and nights long after you’ve closed the book; this is a story that wraps you in warmth and lures you in with lush beauty, only for you to realize that the cold dread lurking beneath the vibrant tropical air has already worked its way under your skin. Here is proof that no matter where we go, our ghosts will always find us and demand a powerful reckoning—and that sometimes, it’s our own secrets that hound us harder than the dead.”

- Sarah Glenn Marsh, author of The Girls Are Never Gone

Honeysuckle and Bone is the creepiest trip to Jamaica you could ever imagine. In the midst of the island’s sticky heat, sweet fragrances, and luscious tastes, there is a haunting that pulses through these magnetic pagesand our bold, lovable main character, Carina, must figure out why before it’s too late. Propulsive, surprising, and sumptuous, readers are in for an incredible ride in Trisha Tobias’s knock out debut.”

- Ayesha Curry, Sweet July Books