Exclusive: Thomas Harris Shares the Cover and Sneak Peek of His Upcoming Thriller

Posted by Cybil on January 11, 2019
In his first book in 13 years, The Silence of the Lambs author Thomas Harris will be back in U.S. bookstores on May 21 with his much anticipated thriller, Cari Mora. Harris is exclusively revealing the title, cover, and sneak peek of his new standalone book with Goodreads.

Be sure to add this highly anticipated book to your Want to Read shelf.

The summary of Cari Mora

From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed, and the consequences of dark obsession.

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Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. He makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men.

Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country. She stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status, subject to the iron whim of ICE. Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before.

Sneak peek from Cari Mora

Hans-Peter Schneider’s boat slid very slowly past the great house on Biscayne Bay, water gurgling along the black hull.

Through his binoculars Hans-Peter watched Cari Mora, twenty-five, in her pajama pants and tank top as she stretched on the terrace in the early morning light.

“My goodness,” he said. Hans-Peter’s canine teeth are rather long and they have silver in them that shows when he smiles.

Hans-Peter is tall and pale, totally hairless. Lacking lashes, his eyelids touched the glass of his binoculars, making smudges. He wiped the eyepieces with a linen handkerchief.

The house-agent Felix stood behind him on the boat.

“That’s her. The caretaker,” Felix said.

Cari Mora will be available in the U.S. on May 21, 2019 (and elsewhere also in May). Don’t forget to add it to your Want to Read shelf! While you wait to get your hands on the new book, you can also re-read Harris' most popular books...

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Netsen7Bookdragon I need this book in my life !

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Jim Kirkland Yes Please! Too long since Harris has graced us with a book. Can't wait!

message 4: by Cheryll (new)

Cheryll Ganzel I can hardly wait to read Thomas Harris's new novel, Cari Mora! It sounds like a nail biter!

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Laurie Crowder OMG....May can't come fast enough!

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Cornelia DeDona Oh hell yeah!!!!

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message 7: by Dominick (new)

Dominick Excellent news. I am delighted to see a new Thomas Harris book coming down the pike.

message 8: by Vivienne (new)

Vivienne Certainly intriguing

message 9: by Jaylon (new)

Jaylon Cannot wait! I have read everything he has written and he doesn’t disappoint.

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Landon Gall Please don’t be as bad Hannibal Rising

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John Michael Strubhart In looking forward to reading it!

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Kimberly Hicks Oooooh Yasssssss! Why do ya make me wait, Thomas Harris? I cannot wait to read it! Sounds so damn good and I know I'm going to devour it in one day. I hate that I read his books so dang on fast! But that's a sign of what an outstanding author he is. One of my all-time favs. Yaaaaaay! Whoo Hoooo!

message 13: by Sandeep (new)

Sandeep Sandhu So excited to get this news. Such an eagerly anticipated wait to get new material from Harris.

message 14: by Claire (new)

Claire I love Thomas Harris, but I hope there is a good edit before May! In the sneak peek, the tense switches and I cannot bear it when that happens. I think I will wait until the reviews come out before buying, as much as I love Harris, particularly Black Sunday.

message 15: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Yahoo!!!

message 16: by Chia-Tung (new)

Chia-Tung I’m intrigued~
*hit “want to read” immediately~

message 17: by Alita (new)

Alita Have May 21 marked on my calendar

message 18: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Eeeeek! This is the most exciting news I’ve had for ages. Just preordered it. 😊😃😁

message 19: by Ira (new)

Ira Friedwald What? No Hannibal Lector? No Clarice Starling? No Jack Crawford? No Will Graham?!!!
Ok. I’ll read it. I’m easy. And very happy.

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Marilyn Parker Can not wait to read this !

message 21: by Susan (new)

Susan Can’t wait - love his books!

message 22: by Bryan (new)

Bryan Irving Since Silence of The Lambs his books have gradually deteriorated. I don't hold out much hope for this one.

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Selma Can’t Wait to read!!

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Jorge Tun I will totally read this one. Not holding my expectations high, because of that book I like to pretend it doesn't exist (*cough* Hannibal Rising)

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Sobia Makhdoom Can't Wait....4 moths!

message 27: by Ann (new)

Ann Just pre-orderd this on Amazon...maybe I'll take a couple of sick days off!

message 28: by Ana Maria (new)

Ana Maria Oh yeeeeah! We have waited way to long!

message 29: by Ron (new)

Ron Deprez Let’s hope it’s at Red Dragon and SOTL levels

message 30: by Jess☺️ (new)

Jess☺️ Oh my god I'm going to have to wait longer because I'm in the UK, but I'm so excited 🤗

message 31: by David (new)

David McGrath Very excited for this. Love his books. This has been a long time coming. I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.

message 32: by Emily (new)

Emily Bennett I’m looking forward to this one.

message 33: by Gregory (new)

Gregory Norris I’m looking forward to this. The longer he takes to write a book the better the final product turns out to be.

message 34: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Gustafson Can’t wait is it May yet!

message 35: by Cat (new)

Cat THIS IS A MUST READ!! Thomas Harris has a vivid imagination and the uncanny talent to pull his readers into the middle of the danger and fear that only he can create! Can't wait to unwrap this new thriller!

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Jennifer Soosar Looking forward to this!

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Richard Gadoury Cool books! 📚

message 38: by Linda (new)

Linda Putting it on my Tbr list!

message 39: by Jahnavi (new)

Jahnavi Jha Cannot wait! Exciting times!

Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Interesting - will check out

message 41: by Sandre (new)

Sandre Moore This is such exciting news. I can't wait to see what he does with the locale, as I used to live there.

message 42: by Xanxa (new)

Xanxa Landon wrote: "Please don’t be as bad Hannibal Rising"

I too was disappointed by the book, especially after enjoying all the other books. A rare case where the movie was better than the book.

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Xanxa Claire wrote: "I love Thomas Harris, but I hope there is a good edit before May! In the sneak peek, the tense switches and I cannot bear it when that happens. I think I will wait until the reviews come out before..."

I was having the same thought. Switching tenses always irritates me. It's unnecessary. Some may consider it edgy writing style, but it grates on me. I find present tense narration difficult to get on with in any form. Let's hope he changes his mind.

message 44: by Dawn (new)

Dawn So excited!

message 45: by Lori (new)

Lori Lacefield Thomas Harris has a new book coming out after 14 years?! Must read of 2019. Looking forward to it!

message 46: by Annemarie (new)

Annemarie Why has Thomas Harris waited so long to write another book? I am truly looking forward to this. Definitely in my Want to Read list.

message 47: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Can hardly wait!

message 48: by Cindy (new)

Cindy I was excited to hear about this but reading that excerpt...wow that’s rough. Hopefully the actual book is better

message 49: by Heather (new)

Heather A new Thomas Harris book. I'm in!!!

message 50: by Corey (new)

Corey Actually pretty hyped for this. I genuinely loved the first three books in the Hannibal series.

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