Grove Press
Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press

To Catch a Storm

by Mindy Mejia

In this brand new series from national bestseller Mindy Mejia, a physicist and a psychic reluctantly team up to solve two missing persons cases during an ice storm in Iowa

  • Imprint Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Page Count 352
  • Publication Date August 01, 2023
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-6200-7
  • Dimensions 6" x 9"
  • US List Price $28.00
  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 368
  • Publication Date August 06, 2024
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-6342-4
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $18.00
  • Imprint Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Publication Date August 01, 2023
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-6201-4
  • US List Price $28.00

When her husband’s car is found abandoned and on fire—in the middle of a rainstorm—Eve Roth becomes the police’s number one suspect. After all, her husband was suspended from the University of Iowa for inappropriate conduct with a student, and who else but an atmospheric physicist could incinerate a car in a downpour? But Eve has no idea why her husband disappeared. She’s desperate to find him, both for herself and her beloved, disabled father-in-law.

Jonah Kendrick appears on their doorstep with a theory. He’s seen Eve’s husband, bound and bleeding in a barn. Claiming to be a psychic detective who dreams of the lost, Jonah has helped find missing people his entire life. He dreamed about a young woman trapped in the same barn months ago, and she’s still missing.

As a firm believer in the laws of nature, Eve rejects anything to do with psychics, but their investigations soon collide. As the temperature drops and Iowa turns to ice, Eve and Jonah race across the state to discover what happened to the people they’ve lost. But the truth is more deadly either of them expected, and the physicist and the psychic must learn to believe in each other if they want to escape this storm alive

Praise for To Catch a Storm:

“[P]ropulsive . . . Mejia sets things up nicely for further teamwork and conflict between Jonah and Eve, at the nexus point of what we can — and choose to — believe in.”—New York Times

“The teaming of a woman who relies on science and a man who depends on the speculative provides a solid plot that literally hits the ground running as To Catch a Storm moves in unexpected directions . . . Mejia digs deep to show the humanity and motivations of Eve and Jonah and how they relate to each other . . . Eve’s reliance on ‘data’ and Jonah’s ‘gift’ will challenge each to re-evaluate their lives. Readers will want to catch Mejia’s unique approach in To Catch a Storm.”Sun Sentinel

“Mejia delivers her best work yet in this propulsive, intelligent page-turner. . . Mejia gives Eve and Jonah uncommon depth, which makes their potentially clichéd skeptic/believer dynamic feel surprisingly fresh. . . This indelible thriller has series potential.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Mejia has created a tangled web seen through the eyes of Eve, Jonah, and Max that extends far beyond two missing people. The story ricochets between the laws of physics and psychic dreams as Eve and Jonah work together, with Max circling around them. Love, lies, deceit, and violence unfold as Eve ruthlessly looks for her husband over the course of a few days. An intense, adrenaline-fueled thriller.”Kirkus Reviews

“[A] taut thriller that balances scientific research and a plot that just won’t quit. Give to fans of chilling, chilly, plot-driven thrillers with strong characters.”Booklist

“A lot of people may think of the Midwest as nothing but placid fields of corn and soybeans. Mindy Mejia’s stunning new thriller will change that. Set during a deadly ice storm, Mejia’s story rushes across the frozen Iowa landscape in a fury of fire and a hail of bullets. I finished To Catch A Storm in two sittings. If I didn’t have to sleep, I’d have done it in one. Swear to God, this book is absolutely unputdownable.”—William Kent Kreuger, New York Times bestselling author

“Clear your calendar and find a comfortable chair because you won’t want to stop once you start reading this character-driven thriller! It’s got it all: a twisty plot, original and complex characters, and an immersive setting that drops you into the center of the action. To Catch a Storm is absolutely riveting.”—Jess Lourey, Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Quarry Girls

To Catch a Storm is a breathless tempest of a thriller. I was swept away by the nonstop action and utterly invested in Mindy Mejia’s rich, believable cast of characters. With deep compassion and insight, Mejia weaves seemingly contradictory worldviews (that of a physicist and psychic) into a captivating and timely story that hits all the right notes. An outstanding read.”—Nicole Baart, bestselling author of Everything We Didn’t Say and The Long Way Back

To Catch a Storm starts with a bang; the tension ratcheting up to its heart-pounding climax. Rich with beautiful descriptions and a well-plotted mystery, I couldn’t put this book down. I inhaled it in one breathless gulp. If you love action-packed suspense with interesting, well-drawn characters and a plot twist you do not see coming, you’ll want to pick this one up.”—Amber Garza, author of When I Was You

Praise for Mindy Mejia:

“For fans of Gone GirlThe Girl on the Train, and Big Little Lies.”—Book Riot, on Everything You Want Me to Be

“An excellent book full of surprises, fans will be thrilled to find that this is one tale that falls into that very slim category of rare ‘one-day’ reads.”Suspense Magazine, on Everything You Want Me to Be

“Engaging . . . Readers will look forward to further work from this talented author.”Publishers Weekly, on Everything You Want Me to Be

“Readers will surely find this unsettling, character-driven descent into secret desires and hidden faces everything they wanted to see from a talented writer and then some.”Shelf Awareness, on Everything You Want Me to Be

“Twisty . . . a page-turner, and compelling.”Minneapolis Star Tribune, on Everything You Want Me to Be

“Mejia’s thrilling tale works both as an engaging mystery and a haunting meditation on grief, abandonment, and the lost places within ourselves. Brutal, devastating, and utterly riveting.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review), on Leave No Trace

“Whip-smart, expertly plotted and entirely unpredictable, Strike Me Down is unlike anything I’ve ever read. A must read!”—Mary Kubica, on Strike Me Down

“How could I not love Mindy Mejia’s latest book? It’s a whip-smart thriller featuring a brilliant female protagonist, a finely-tuned plot and some truly spectacular writing. Strike Me Down delivers on every level.”—Cristina Alger, on Strike Me Down

“One heck of a spectacular, original thriller. Mindy Mejia’s Strike Me Down is fast-paced, masterfully woven and wholly unexpected, with an ending that’ll make your jaw drop. An absolute must read.”—Hannah Mary McKinnon, on Strike Me Down

“Part procedural, part domestic, this thriller has something for everyone.”—Wendy Heard, on Strike Me Down

“An edge-of-your-seat thriller novel you’ll want to read in 2020.”Book Riot, on Strike Me Down