Can't Wait to Read!

Welcome to Dea Poirier, author of Next Girl to Die, published last month, and the upcoming Beneath the Ashes. Poirier has chosen six books coming out this summer that she's excited to read.

If you're an author, and would like to curate a future Can't Wait to Read, contact We encourage you to visit your local library or bookstore and take a look at these new titles.


The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung

Ecco, June 18, 2019. When mathematician Katherine tackles an infamous, unsolved math problem, she finds herself reaching into the past, and into her family's long-buried secrets.


Temper by Layne Fargo

Gallery/Scout Press, July 2, 2019. In Fargo's debut thriller, an up-and-coming actress contends with a difficult director and a theater's jealous co-founder.


Never Look Back by Alison Gaylin

William Morrow, July 2, 2019. Mid-70s, two teenaged girls go on a murder spree. Covering a 40-year-span, and including multiple perspectives, Gaylin's suspenseful novel explores the aftermaths.


The Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Lake Union Publishing, July 23, 2019. Criminal defense attorney Lila Bennett is living two lives. Literally. Life one: She's held hostage by a kidnapper who knows an awful lot about her past. Life two: A mysterious someone is determined to take her down.


The Institute by Stephen King

Scribner, September 10, 2019. Ruthless adults kidnap children with extra-normal powers and use them to no good ends in horror-master King's latest novel.


Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Delacorte Press, July 9, 2019. An epidemic — the Tox — strikes the Raxter School for Girls, killing the adults and rendering the students … different. When one of the girls goes missing, her friend Hetty travels beyond the school's confines, into the unknown.


Dea Poirier was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, where she found her passion during a creative writing course. She studied computer science and political science at the University of Central Oklahoma. She later spent time living on both coasts and traveling the United States before finally putting down roots in central Florida. She now resides somewhere between Disney and the swamp with her son. You can find her online at and on Twitter @deapoirierbooks.