Publisher’s Weekly: Summer of the Cicadas

Catherine wraps a fast-paced, stirring narrative about loss and unrequited love into a story about an unusually aggressive 17-year cicada swarm and the terror it brings to the residents of a West Virginia town. Jessica, a former cop, works as a security guard at the town hall, where she pines for councilwoman Natasha and regrets losing her badge amid grief over the death of her sister and parents in a car crash two years earlier, which led to a pain pill addiction and side work as a stripper to support the habit, and her eventual firing. 

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