Hurricane Girl by Marcy Dermansky

Release Date: June 14, 2022

Allison Brody at thirty-two years old escapes from her LA life of screenwriting and a toxic relationship to reinvent herself on a new coast. Using her savings from her last script, she purchases a quaint North Carolina beach house – the perfect place to recharge and recenter her life. But the universe has other plans when a hurricane rips through her new home and upends her possessions and her plans. 

Stranded in an unfamiliar place, Allison starts with attempting to find the basics of survival. This leads her to a local cameraman who offers her help and shelter, but he doesn’t turn out to be the kind and gentle man he appears. After suffering a shocking and violent attack, Allison ends up back in her childhood town receiving medical care from an old friend from college. As she recovers from her traumatic experience, she has to grapple with the meaning of love, family dynamics, and the difficulty of finding herself. All of this being punctuated with the constant reminder of what happened to her in North Carolina.

Hurricane Girl by Marcy Dermansky is a unique and punchy read that mixes true crime, comedy, and romance. The look inside Allison’s thoughts while recovering from a brain injury are funny but also dark in a juxtaposition which leaves you guessing where this novel will take you.