Backlist Blast #46 – Hideous Beauty by William Hussey

Backlist Blast is a weekly book meme which was created by Milana @ A Couple Reads and Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile. The main purpose of this book blog meme is to feature and discuss backlist books. A backlist book is any title that was published 6 months ago or earlier. The purpose of Backlist Blast is to get us excited about and reading the backlisted books in our TBR piles.



When Dylan and Ellis’s secret relationship is exposed on social media, Dylan is forced to come out. To Dylan’s surprise they are met with support and congratulations, and an amazing reception at their high school dance. Perhaps people aren’t as narrow-minded as he thought?

But Dylan’s happiness is short-lived. Ellis suddenly becomes angry, withdrawn, and as they drive home from the dance, he loses control of the car, sending it plunging into Hunter’s Lake. Barely conscious, Dylan is pulled free of the wreck, while Ellis is left to drown.

Grief-stricken, Dylan vows to discover what happened to Ellis that night and piece together the last months of his boyfriend’s life – and realises just how little he knew about the boy he loved.


Released: 28 May 2020

Has anyone read this book? Would you recommend it? Should I move it to the top of my TBR pile or unhaul it?

2 Comments

  1. BookishLauren

    1 April 2021 at 5:20 PM

    I loved hideous beauty!!!!

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      2 April 2021 at 12:20 AM

      It sounds like something I’ll probably really enjoy!

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