Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Children of Chicago by Cynthia Pelayo

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings where bloggers share which upcoming releases they’re most looking forward to. Join us every Wednesday and watch your TBR list multiply.

This year I want to dive into more horror and I am especially excited about horror novels coming out that are written by Latinx authors. High on my TBR is Cynthia Pelayo’s Children of Chicago which takes the story of the Pied Piper and turns it into a murder mystery. I personally think the Pied Piper story is already pretty creepy on its own, so I am excited to see what Pelayo does with this one. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Title: Children of Chicago
Author: Cynthia Pelayo
Series: N/A
Pages: 320
Publisher: Agora Books
Release Date: March 9th, 2021

      “This horrifying retelling of the Pied Piper fairytale set in present-day Chicago is an edge of your seat, chills up the spine, thrill ride. ‪ When Detective Lauren Medina sees the calling card at a murder scene in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, she knows the Pied Piper has returned. When another teenager is brutally murdered at the same lagoon where her sister’s body was found floating years before, she is certain that the Pied Piper is not just back, he’s looking for payment he’s owed from her. Lauren’s torn between protecting the city she has sworn to keep safe, and keeping a promise she made long ago with her sister’s murderer. She may have to ruin her life by exposing her secrets and lies to stop the Pied Piper before he collects.

Are you participating in Can’t-Wait Wednesday or Waiting on Wednesday? Is this book on your TBR? Be sure to leave a link to your post in the comments and I’ll visit!

20 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Children of Chicago by Cynthia Pelayo

  1. “…keeping a promise she made long ago with her sister’s murderer…”

    That completely got my attention. The Pied Piper was one of my favorite stories as a kid and this looks like it’ll be a great modern retelling. Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. I have an ARC of this one and I’m super excited for it! Like you I’m looking to read more horror and when I heard about this one I knew I had to read it 🤩


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