Waiting On Wednesday (100)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Watch You Burn
Amanda Searcy
Delacorte Press, October 2018
Mystery, Suspense, Young Adult

From the publisher—

Jenny didn’t want to move to the creepy, possibly haunted town with her dad. But the cops are on to her, and the only way she can protect herself is by moving as far away from her hometown as possible and staying out of trouble.

But even after she moves, Jenny still gets the itch. The itch to light a match and then watch it burn.

It’s something she hasn’t been able to stop, ever since an accident years ago. Now, in a new town, Jenny has the strange feeling that someone is watching her every move. Will her arsonist ways be exposed? Or is the burning truth deep inside her a greater danger?

Why am I waiting so eagerly? It’s an intriguing premise, largely because arsonists are nearly always men. Here we have a female and a young one at that so we get to see the early stages of an arsonist. Nature or nurture? I really want to know why she is this way, so destructive (and self-destructive), and whether there’s any hope for her to control her urges. I also want to find out what’s going on with whoever is watching her and what the connection is to Jenny.