If the idea of Tennessee Williams writing a supernatural gothic novel intrigues you, you will not want to miss the gorgeous, wretched beauty of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke.
Who is the mysterious stranger who’s renting the guest house behind Violet White’s manor? River has the sly charm of a fox, but he also has secrets he’s not telling–ones that could be Violet’s undoing. The story is strange and wild and romantic and crazy all at once, and the simmering tension beneath the languor of hot summer nights grows and grows until it becomes shrieking, wild-eyed, descent-into-madness horror. I LOVED IT. I hope you will, too.
We’re very pleased to welcome the author to The Midnight Garden today as part of the official Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea blog tour. What better way to ring in the end of summer than this truly creepy (but also steamy!) debut? Follow along the tour as April offers insights into her characters, her writing, and bringing gothic horror back again.
The Story Behind the Beautiful Cover & Title
by April Genevieve Tucholke
and the deep blue sea.
April Genevieve Tucholke digs classic movies, redheaded villains, big kitchens, and discussing murder at the dinner table. She lives in Oregon at the edge of a forest. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is her first novel.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is available in stores and online now. And I have to say, I can totally imagine Violet and her brother and River listening to that song in their crumbling old mansion!
Have you read this book, or are you planning to? I hope your answer is yesssss.