Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Twenty by Sam Holland


“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is : The Twenty by Sam Holland.  I enjoyed the Echo Man so will have my sights set on this one.  Here’s the description and cover:


A tense novel from a fast-rising star, Sam Holland, The Twenty fuses a chilling race-against-time with blood-curdling crime fiction. For fans of Harlan Coben and Thomas Harris, Sam Holland offers readers a page-turning serial killer thriller with “echoes of Lisa Gardner” (AJ Finn, #1 NYT bestselling author, on The Echo Man).

When DCI Adam Bishop arrives at the crime scene in the dead of night, the sight of the body is bad enough—but what Adam notices next chills him to his core. More bodies surface. And the spray-painted numbers daubed above the corpses reveal the horrific truth: the killer is counting down. But to what end?

Adam has no idea—until Dr. Romilly Cole knocks on his door with damning evidence pointing to a series of murders fifteen years earlier—a case she knows intimately from her past. Now, it’s personal—and the next knock on his door could be fatal.

Sam Holland’s gripping debut novel, The Echo Man, riveted readers and critics alike with its raw and brutal depiction of the unthinkable depredations of a serial killer. With The Twenty, Holland kicks her depraved milieu into even higher gear with a page-turning, up-all-night read that left us breathless.

Expected Publication: May 2023


4 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Twenty by Sam Holland”

  1. Michael

    This sounds like something I might enjoy. I see my TBR pile growing here.

    :::surfs over to library to put book one on reserve:::

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Ah well, this author is new to me, but your description of his core themes makes it imperative that I look deeper!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I just added this to my watch list. It sounds intriguing, and I just saw that the publisher is Crooked Lane Books and I want to check out more from them!

  4. Tammy

    I love the sound of this, and I’m curious about this author since you’ve had good luck with her last book.😁

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