The Substitute — Update

After spend­ing a cou­ple of years work­ing hard to cre­ate this novel, it’s reward­ing to see the pro­gres­sion toward pub­li­ca­tion. It is now avail­able for pre-order on Ama­zon, and included in my list of books on goodreads. The title has changed from ‘But­ton But­ton’ to ‘The Sub­sti­tute’, and it even has a blurb!

Lots of work still to go (heavy into edit­ing now), but the June release date will be here before I know it.

BLURB

War­ren Botts is a dis­il­lu­sioned Ph.D., tak­ing a break from his lab to teach middle-school sci­ence. Gen­tle, soft-spoken, and lonely, he inno­cently befriends Amanda, one of his stu­dents. But one morn­ing, Amanda is found dead in his back­yard, and War­ren, shocked, flees the scene.

As the small com­mu­nity slowly turns against him, an anony­mous nar­ra­tor, a per­son of extreme intel­li­gence and emo­tional detach­ment, offers insight into events past and present. As the ten­sion builds, we gain an inti­mate under­stand­ing of the power of secrets, illu­sions, and memories.

Nicole Lun­dri­gan uses her prodi­gious tal­ent to deli­ciously creepy effect, pro­duc­ing a finely crafted page-turner and a chill­ing look into the mind of a psychopath.

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