Set before the events of the TV series, this prequel novel follows Eleven's mother and her time as a test subject in the MKUltra program.
Gwenda Bond writes YA and children's fiction, among other
things. Her novels include the Lois Lane series (Fallout, Double
Down, Triple Threat), which brings the iconic comic book
character front and center, and the Cirque American series (Girl
on a Wire, Girl Over Paris, Girl in the Shadows), about
daredevil heroines who discover magic and mystery lurking under the
big top. She and her husband, Christopher Rowe, also co-write a
middle grade series, the Supernormal Sleuthing Service.
Her nonfiction writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Locus, and many other publications. She has an MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and their unruly pets. There are rumors she escaped from a screwball comedy, and she might have a journalism degree because of her childhood love of Lois Lane.
Suspicious Minds is the prequel story that fans have been
waiting for. * Kirkus Reviews *
A pacey, creepy book that does what any good prequel should: enhance the story it precedes... this is unmistakably Stranger Things... packs an emotional punch * SFX Magazine *
The novel's set-up is sublime! Fans of the show will no doubt enjoy it - I certainly did. * Den of Geek *
You're left hungry for more, but in the best way possible, as the book manages the balancing act between interconnected prequel and standalone story. * Cinelinx *
Guaranteed to satisfy your craving for new Hawkins material even better than a box of Eggos. * The Mary Sue *