A searing psychological thriller and gripping story of trauma, dark academia, complicity, and revenge,

Dark Things I Adore unravels the realities behind campfire legends--the horrors that happen in the dark, the girls who become cautionary tales, and the guilty who go unpunished.


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Advance Praise/Buzz

"A smart, nuanced exploration of victims and villains, inspiration and theft, and the intersection of these things, in every artist. Pay attention to Katie Lattari. She's the real deal."—Sarah Langan, author of Good Neighbors


"I felt like I was being physically pulled into a dark forest while reading this psychological cat-and-mouse game, always aware that more danger lay ahead. With a constant sense of foreboding and lush imagery, Dark Things I Adore is a haunting,  mesmerizing tour de force, everything about it a brutal sort of beauty." - Zoje Stage, USA Today and internationally bestselling author of Baby Teeth and Getaway

"Gorgeous and absorbing, DARK THINGS I ADORE is a stunningly executed tale of art, trauma and revenge. At once propulsive in plot and lyrical in style, it's the kind of novel you'll want to savor every sentence of—dark and deeply satisfying." –Katie Lowe, author of The Furies and Possession

Pulsing with seductive menace, DARK THINGS I ADORE is a beautiful package, set to explode.” -Eliza Jane Brazier, author of If I Disappear

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May 14, 2021 - MAD HORSE THEATRE COMPANY VIRTUAL CHIT CHAT. Join me for a virtual artists' roundtable event sponsored by the Mad Horse Theatre Company in South Portland, ME. This FREE event begins at 7 p.m. Update: A YouTube recording of this event will be available soon. 

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