Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - The Reservoir; John Milliken Thompson


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 my pick: 

(June 21, 2011 - Other Press)

On an early spring morning in Richmond, Virginia, in the year 1885, a young pregnant woman is found floating in the city reservoir. It appears that she has committed suicide, but there are curious clues at the scene that suggest foul play. The case attracts local attention, and an eccentric group of men collaborate to solve the crime. Detective Jack Wren lurks in the shadows, weaseling his way into the investigation and intimidating witnesses. Policeman Daniel Cincinnatus Richardson, on the brink of retirement, catches the case and relentlessly pursues it to its sorrowful conclusion. As the identity of the girl, Lillie, is revealed, her dark family history comes to light, and the investigation focuses on her tumultuous affair with Tommie Cluverius.

   Tommie, an ambitious young lawyer, is the pride and joy of his family and the polar opposite of his brother Willie, a quiet, humble farmer. Though both men loved Lillie, it?s Tommie's reckless affair that thrusts his family into the spotlight. With Lillie dead, Willie must decide how far to trust Tommie, and whether he ever understood him at all. Told through accumulating revelations, Tommie's story finally ends in a riveting courtroom climax.

 Based on a true story, The Reservoir centers on a guilty and passionate love triangle composed of two very different brothers and one young, naive girl hiding an unspeakable secret. A novel of lust, betrayal, justice, and revenge, The Reservoir ultimately probes the question of whether we can really know the hearts and minds of others, even of those closest to us.

16 comments:

  1. What an interesting sounding book, I hadn't heard of it or the case before, so I will have to look into it. May I also say how wonderful your new blog design is? I love it, it's so beautiful!

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  2. Ooh, the fact that it's based on a true story really intrigues me.

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  3. I haven't heard of this one, but it's going on the list. And, I LOVE your new header!

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  4. Great pick Diane...this one sounds like a page turner for sure...the fact that it is based on a true story makes it all the more fascinating. I tend to like books put out by Other Press, so this is definitely going on my TBR list.
    Thanks!

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  5. oh this looks sooo good! Thanks for posting about it.

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  6. This does sound very tempting...I love the idea of mysteries based on true stories. The book cover is lovely, too.

    BTW, I like your new blog design! Impressive!

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  7. I can see why you're waiting for this one. That cover would definitely entice me too.

    Monica

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  8. What a compelling story!

    BTW Love the blog makeover.

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  9. Oh, this does sound really good. I going to be waiting for this one too.I looked up the true story it was based on and it sounds very interesting.

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  10. Wow, that sounds quite interesting...my list is getting longer!

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  11. THAT is one beautiful cover! Thanks for the intro, Diane!

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  12. Love the new look! The header is fantastic!

    I haven't heard of this book yet - I am rushing onto Goodreads and Shelfari to remind myself to read it soon. Seems exactly like something I could really get caught up in. Thanks for putting it on my radar, Diane!

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  13. Love your new look! I want to be right there in that header photo!

    I love the cover on this one, and the description sounds interesting too. You're always tempting me with something!

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  14. I got to read an ARC of this book, and it was an excellent read. A great mystery full of ambiance. My only complaint was that it got a little slow in the middle, but I guess that's kind of how real life works, eh?
    http://thereadersbookblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/reservoir-john-milliken-thompson.html

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  15. I saw this one too and it does sound really good. Yet another one to add to the wishlist.

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  16. This story sounds fantastic and I love that it's based on an actual true story!! Great pick!

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