Jessica Faust

BookEnds Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List®

4.5.16: Right now I’m most actively seeking dark. Dark thrillers, suspense, mysteries, YA and romance. I’d love to see psychological suspense in the vein of Girl on a Train or suspense series like that of Linda Castillo. I’m always a sucker for a clever hook and a really damaged female protagonist (although I’m not adverse to a really damaged male protagonist.

Romantic suspense that’s dark. Think Shelley Coriell or Karen Rose.

I always love historical mysteries. I’m especially fond of those set in NYC or the Regency period, but surprise me with a setting I didn’t know I’d love.

Send me something akin to Sarah Addison Allen and you’ll have my heart.

I’d like a story with marital strife and dark secrets. The wife who discovers the dark secret her husband is keeping, or who is struggling to keep her own dark secret hidden. This could be psychological suspense, romantic suspense or women’s fiction. It could be any genre really. YA (without the marriage).

I’m also hungry for a wilderness survival story. This could be adult or YA. It could be women’s fiction, or suspense.

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