Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Mice; Gordon Reece


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. Here is one that just has enough of the creepy factor to get my attention:


Viking - August 2011

An electrifying psychological thriller about a mother and daughter pushed to their limits. — Shelley and her mom have been menaced long enough. Excused from high school where a trio of bullies nearly killed her, and still reeling from her parents' humiliating divorce, Shelley has retreated with her mother to the quiet of Honeysuckle Cottage in the countryside. Thinking their troubles are over, they revel in their cozy, secure life of gardening and books, hot chocolate and Brahms by the fire. But on the eve of Shelley's sixteenth birthday, an unwelcome guest disturbs their peace and something inside Shelley snaps. What happens next will shatter all their certainties-about their safety, their moral convictions, the limits of what they are willing to accept, and what they're capable of.

Debut novelist Gordon Reece has written a taut tale of gripping suspense, packed with action both comic and terrifying. Shelley is a spellbinding narrator, and her delectable mix of wit, irony, and innocence transforms the major current issue of bullying into an edge- of-your-seat story of fear, violence, family loyalty, and the outer reaches of right and wrong.

17 comments:

  1. Ooh, this one sounds really GOOD! Hope you get it soon....

    Here's MY WOW

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  2. I've stumbled across this one while browsing upcoming books and it does sound good and creepy. I love the atmosphere the misty cover sets, too.

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  3. Yow, you had me at psycological thriller and just the cover with a fog shrouded tree is a real grabber. Thanks, Diane!

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  4. Wow, you've certainly captured my attention with this one . . . sounds like it might be worth checking out.

    I have 3 picks in my WOW this week . . . just because I'm greedy. :)

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  5. Oh, this does sound like a really taut and suspenseful book, and like something that I could really get caught up in. Thanks for spotlighting it!

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  6. Even the cover says menacing. One to be added to my wish list for certain.

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  7. Great sounding book! Nice presentation, Diane.

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  8. It does sound pretty spellbinding..
    Have a great week ;)

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  9. Good pick, I hadn't heard of this but I'm going to keep my eye out for it.

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  10. Looks like another one for the wish list! This one sounds like a great read. Good choice.

    Here's my WOW for this week. Happy reading!

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  11. You're right - the creepy factor for this one is pretty high. I don't do disturbing (though I will do dark...conundrum?), so I probably won't be looking out for it. Enjoy!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW post here.

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  12. Oh my, this one sounds sooooooo good! Thanks for posting it. I'll be watching for it.

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  13. How could anything go wrong in a place called Honeysuckle Cottage? This one sounds really good!

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  14. Oh my goodness sakes alive! I don't think it's my cup of tea. But I will read your review of it :)

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  15. I have a review of an ARC copy of this book on my blog.

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