GET LIT August 2021 book
**** JUST THE BOOK
Our August selection for the GET LIT book and candle stood out to me, not only for the local references, but for the unique story that you didn't see coming!
Dark August by Katie Tallo (another Canadian author!) is perfect to read...well...IN AUGUST!! Grab this one for your camping trip, cottage getaway or backyard escape and be ready to get comfy with snacks!
We are changing things up a bit this time and the book will be paired with a 4oz candle instead of an 8oz candle. We figure it's a great way to try different scents and be ready for another one by the time the next set comes out ;)
ANOTHER FUN NEW THING: Share a pic of your August Get Lit box on social media tag us and @beggarsbanquetbooks and we'll send you a coupon for 20% off your next BBB purchase online!!!
*** Be sure to place your scent selection in the NOTES section of your order. If this section is left blank your candle will be a surprise from our current lineup.
“Dark August is a tightly-paced cauldron of a thriller about small town corruption, murder and mayhem, in the vein of Sharp Objects and All The Missing Girls. A macabre and confidently twisty debut.” — Lisa Gabriele, internationally bestselling author of The Winters
An electrifying, page-turning debut about a young woman haunted by her tragic past, who returns to her hometown and discovers that there might be more to her police detective mother’s death—and last case—than she ever could have imagined.
Augusta (Gus) Monet is living an aimless existence with her grifter boyfriend when she learns that her great grandmother—her last living relative—has just died. Ditching her boyfriend, Gus returns to the home she left as a young girl. Her inheritance turns out to be a dilapidated house and an old dog named Levi. While combing through her great grandmother’s possessions, Gus stumbles across an old trunk filled with long-lost childhood belongings. But that’s not all the trunk contains. She also discovers cold case files that belonged to her mother, a disgraced police detective who died in a car accident when Gus was eight. Gus remembers her mother obsessing over these very same documents and photographs, especially a Polaroid of a young ballerina.
When Gus spots a front-page news story about the unearthing of a body linked to one of the cold case files from her childhood trunk, she can’t resist following her mother’s clues. As she digs deeper, determined to finish her mother’s investigation, her search leads her to a deserted ghost town, which was left abandoned when the residents fled after a horrific fire. As Gus’ obsession with the case grows, she inadvertently stirs up the evils of the past, putting her life in danger. But Gus is undeterred and is committed to uncovering long-buried secrets, including the secrets surrounding a missing geology student, the young ballerina in the Polaroid, a prominent family’s devastating legacy, and a toxic blast that blew an entire town off the map.
But is Gus ready to learn the truths that culminated on one terrible August night, more than a decade earlier, when lives were taken, and secrets were presumed buried forever…?
Dark August introduces a bold new voice and will leave readers guessing until the final startling conclusion.