Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Blog Tour: The Narrow by Kate Alice Marshall


Welcome to my stop on the The Narrow blog tour, organized by TBR and Beyond Tours! The Narrow is the latest YA horror novel by Kate Alice Marshall.  

Check out the book’s synopsis and my review below.  The Narrow is available now!

*Thank you Viking Books/Penguin and TBR and Beyond Tours for the gifted eGalley and for having me on this tour!


The Narrow

by Kate Alice Marshall

Publication Date: August 1, 2023 (Viking Books/Penguin)

Genre: Young Adult Horror 

A ghost haunting her boarding school uncovers a teen girl’s best kept secrets in the Queen of Scream’s deliciously terrifying new novel. 

Everyone has heard the story of the Narrow. The river that runs behind the Atwood School is only a few feet across and seemingly placid, but beneath the surface, the waters are deep and vicious. It’s said that no one who has fallen in has ever survived. 

Eden White knows that isn’t true. Six years ago, she saw Delphine Fournier fall into the Narrow—and live. 

Delphine now lives in careful isolation, sealed off from the world. Even a single drop of unpurified water could be deadly to her, and no one but Eden has any idea why. Eden has never told anyone what she saw or spoken to Delphine since, but now, unable to cover her tuition, she has to make a deal: her expenses will be paid in return for serving as a live-in companion to Delphine. 

Eden finds herself drawn to the strange and mysterious girl, and the two of them begin to unravel each other’s secrets. Then Eden discovers what happened to the last girl who lived with Delphine: she was found half-drowned on dry land. Suddenly Eden is waking up to wet footprints tracking to the end of her bed, the sound of rain on the windows when the skies are clear, and a ghostly silhouette in her doorway. Something is haunting Delphine—and now it’s coming for Eden, too.

The Narrow was a haunting and mysterious read that I really enjoyed.  Kate Alice Marshall knows how to create a spine-chilling story that will make you want to sleep with the lights on.  This was such a quick read and I was so engrossed in this book that I finished it in two days (which is fast for me!).  

I loved the mystery and it kept me guessing until the end.  There were some intense and heartbreaking moments throughout the book, and I thought the ending was perfect.  I definitely recommend this book, especially for fans of paranormal horror.

CW: abuse, parental neglect, homophobia, violence 


Kate Alice Marshall is the author of young adult and middle grade novels, including I AM STILL ALIVE, RULES FOR VANISHING, and THIRTEENS.

She lives outside of Seattle with her husband, two dogs named Vonnegut and Octavia, and two kids. They all conspire to keep her on her toes.


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