- US Edition
The Sky Above Us
From the author of We Speak in Storms comes a twisty, psychological thriller about three friends searching for the truth in the aftermath of a plane crash.
The morning after their senior year beach party, Izzy, Cass, and Janie are woken by a thundering overhead. Then they and their classmates watch in shock as a plane crashes into the water. When the passengers are finally recovered, they are identified as Izzy’s twin brother, Israel, Cass’s ex-boyfriend, Shane, and Janie’s best friend, Nate. But Izzy can feel when her brother is in pain, and she knows he’s not really dead. So she, Cass, and Janie set out to discover what actually happened that day–and why the boys were on the plane.
Told in alternating timelines and points of view, this powerful and captivating novel follows the three boys in the weeks leading up to that fateful flight, and the girls they left behind as they try to piece together the truth about the boys they loved and thought they knew. A spellbinding story about the ripple effects of tragedy, the questions we leave unanswered, and the enduring power of friendship.
World English Language: Philomel, Penguin (November 2020)
Audio: Recorded Books
Amazon Best Book of the Month for April 2021
Natalie has an MFA from Purdue, and was formerly fiction editor of Purdue’s literary magazine, The Sycamore Review. She has published short fiction in CutBank, SmokeLong Quarterly, Literary Orphans, and elsewhere. WE SPEAK IN STORMS is her debut novel, and she lives in Chicago.