by Vesna Kurilić
If you could be anyone, anything, anywhere… would you choose to be yourself?
“Stranded. That’s what we are.”
An old mansion on a cliff, overlooking the sea, keeping its own secrets within. An artist colony with nothing to show for their work other than petty drama, missing art pieces and people running into the night. A disillusioned Cartographer desperate for company as the summer comes and the old ways are changed forever…
It would suffice to say Lina and Karol’s working vacation is not going as planned.
Stripped of the day to day hustle and bustle of deadly missions, away from their friends and family, waiting for the aftermath of their last expedition to unfold elsewhere, the fact that they’re all but babysitting a serial arsonist, with an agenda of his own, does not help the girls in the slightest.
Especially not once murder and mayhem come knocking on their door again, even in the peaceful parallel they’re hiding in, making the true issue at hand finally known—what future could two women with allegiances to different worlds of the paraversum ever claim as their own?
Girls Ashore is the fifth book in the sapphic retrofuturistic mystery series Ranger Paraversum. Start with book one: Johnny’s Girls.
Out May 25th, 2023!