Here is the cover for Jeff Zentner’s GOODBYE DAYS

The Serpent King author Jeff Zentner has a new book coming that’s sure to challenge us while breaking our hearts titled Goodbye Days.

Ever since Jeff Zentner‘s debut novel, The Serpent King, was released earlier this year, the reviews have been very impressive and solid.  The book hasn’t even been out half a year, and yet, we have a cover for his next novel, Goodbye Days.

Here’s the synopsis:

Carver Briggs never thought a simple text would cause a fatal crash, killing his three best friends, Mars, Eli, and Blake. But now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident and even worse, a powerful judge is pressuring the district attorney to open up a criminal investigation.

Luckily, Carver has some unexpected allies: Eli’s girlfriend, the only person to stand by him at school; Dr. Mendez, his new therapist; and Blake’s grandmother, who asks Carver to spend a “goodbye day” together to share their memories and say a proper farewell.

Soon the other families are asking for their own goodbye day with Carver—but he’s unsure of their motives. Will they all be able to make peace with their losses, or will these Goodbye Days bring Carver one step closer to a complete breakdown or—even worse—prison?

From the synopsis, it definitely looks like there’s going to be more tears from fans, but Zentner definitely had a plan other than making readers cry:

“I wanted to write a story in which it was unclear who was in the right and where the calculus of blame and guilt is difficult. I wanted to write a book about the power of story and the way our lives are stories. I wanted to write a story about a young person trying to make sense of finality and trying to carry on and start anew in the wake of an unthinkable loss.”

For those that took the time to read The Serpent King, they might find a familiar name in Goodbye Days.

“I wanted to let those who were interested have one final, brief visit with someone they got to know in The Serpent King,” Zentner says. “For the sharp-eyed reader, there will be an epilogue of sorts.”


Goodbye Days is set to be released March 7, 2017, while The Serpent King is available now.

Source: Bustle

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