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The New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep weaves a richly atmospheric adult debut following three residents of a secluded, seemingly peaceful commune as they investigate the disappearances of two outsiders.

Travis Wren has an unusual talent for locating missing people. Hired by families as a last resort, he requires only a single object to find the person who
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Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Expected publication: December 7th 2021 by Atria
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    Release date: Dec 07, 2021
    “A riveting, atmospheric thriller that messes with your mind in the best way.”
    —Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author

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    Giveaway dates: Apr 12 - Apr 26, 2021

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    ELLIAS (elliasreads)
    "A History of Wild Places is a story about fairy tales, our fear of the dark, and losing yourself within the wilderness of your mind."

    MY GOD. AND IT'S ADULT?!! FUCKING GIVE IT TO ME ALREADY!!!!

    Christmas is gonna be a blast.

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    Nilufer Ozmekik
    Apr 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    I’m screaming at the top of my lungs: THIS IS THE BEST BOOK THE AUTHOR HAS WRITTEN!

    Plot: Night Shyamalan’s Village meets second season of Sinner with the girl who loved Tom Gordon vibes!

    It’s sad, twisty, confusing, tricky, intense, dark, depressing, disturbing the hell of you!
    The book has powerful beginning by introducing us Travis Wren who helps the police to find lost people with his unique skills, detecting the cold cases nobody can solve, helping families for having their closure or reunit
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    Candace Robinson
    ARC received via publisher!
    Virginie
    Feb 24, 2021 marked it as to-read
    Look at that cover... Just WOW.
    And the blurb... I have no words other than "perfect". I'm so excited!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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    Breanne
    excuse me but nobody told me that this was a thing. i need this asap.
    Lorryn Woodward
    Apr 29, 2020 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: 2021-tbr
    I would like to skip straight to 2021 please!
    Leo Teti
    Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    Shea writing is STUNNING!
    Taschima
    Oct 03, 2020 marked it as to-read
    I am so in the mood to read more Shea Ernshaw 🖤
    Samantha
    Oct 16, 2020 marked it as to-read
    👀 This is Shea Ernshaw's debut adult novel and I couldn't be more excited!! ...more
    Stephanie
    Apr 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    I love everything about the way Shea Ernshaw writes. I think the one thing I can always guarantee is that her books will have the most vivid, beautiful winter scenes, or nature scenes that you will read. I love that in real life, her IG stories show how beautiful her home is & makes it seem like she is in the middle of the wilderness (if you aren’t following her for that and tea content alone, you really should) that it almost makes it seem like her real life bleeds into the stories she tells.

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    Hillary
    Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    A History of Wild Places is, among other things, unequivocally beautiful. It's lush and atmospheric and wildly different from whatever it was I was expecting. Bonus stars would be awarded for that mesmerizing cover had I not already awarded the maximum number allowed on this app. ...more
    Chloe
    Apr 10, 2021 added it
    *Spoiler free*

    I have friends who are huge Shea Ernshaw fans, and that made incredibly eager to read her books. On top of that, this one sounded incredibly intriguing. Missing people becoming missing from searching for missing people. A reclusive community with a rotting disease keeping them secluded, and secrets building on secrets. I sounded like something I would really like, and I was eager to see what I would think! Trigger warnings: mentions of suicide, grief, blood

    This was not a book for m
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    Corie
    Apr 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    I fell in love with Shea Ernshaw's writing style in The Wicked Deep and Winterwood, but A History of Wild Places may just be her best book yet.

    A History of Wild Places is essentially a book within a book. When the novel starts off we are introduced to Travis Wren. Travis has a strange talent for finding people who have gone missing. All he needs to do is touch an object of the person who is missing. Travis has been hired to find Maggie St. James, an author of macabre children's stories. When Tr
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    Shelby Shaw
    Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    I wish I could give this book more stars. It makes me reevaluate how easily I’ve given 5 stars in the past, because this book WORKED for it. A History of Wild Places starts off seemingly as a detective story, with Travis on the hunt for a missing author named Maggie. It seamlessly merges into something else entirely when Travis’s quest brings him to a hidden commune called Pastoral. What happens next is a slow and beautiful burn. I was sucked so deeply into this story. The writing is so ethereal ...more
    Niki (momstuckinabook) Langlois
    I loved this thriller. It was a great combination of creepy and mystery. I was reading in bed one night and kept looking around the room because I was sketched out in the dark lol I fell in love with the characters, especially Bee! I loved her so much. Also, there were two plot twists that I definitely didn’t see coming, one of them until right up near the end of the book! I want to read it again to see what little clues I missed along the way. As usual, Shea Ernshaw has a beautiful and lyrical ...more
    Summer (speaking_bookish)
    Um, excuse me? Why am I just hearing about this?!
    Tayler
    Apr 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I adore this book
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    Shea Ernshaw is the New York Times Bestselling author of the YA books: THE WICKED DEEP, WINTERWOOD, and A WILDERNESS OF STARS. As well as her debut adult fiction novel: A HISTORY OF WILD PLACES (2021). She is the winner of the 2019 Oregon Book Award, and both of her YA novels were Indie Next Picks.
    She often writes late, late, late into the night, enjoys dark woods, scary stories and moonlight on l
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