I put together playlists for all my books, and I really love the playlist for Hanging by a Thread. The hero, Cal O’Brien, is a big fan of indie bands, so I’ve included several songs from indie bands on the playlist. And an important scene in the book centers around a song by the indie band, Cayucas, and their song “High School Lover”. The song kicks off a conversation about how Cal lost his V-card.

The playlist is available at Spotify, and I’ve included a link to each song below. I hope you enjoy the music for Hanging by a Thread.


Bob Moses Tearing Me Up



Cayucas High School Lover



Coin Talk Too Much


Foals Mountain at My Gates



Frightened Rabbit Get Out


Lord Huron Ends of the Earth



MS MR Hurricane



Nothing But Thieves Trip Switch


POP Etc What am I Becoming


Shelters Rebel Heart


Struts Kiss This



Tame Impala The Less I Know the Better



The xx Fiction




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