Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Cold Light; Jenn Ashworth


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. My pick is by Jenn Ashworth . (I adored her book, A Kind of Intimacy).

William Morrow - March 2012

(about the book) -
I'm sitting on my couch, watching the local news. There's Chloe's parents, the mayor, the hangers on, all grouped round the pond for the ceremony. It's ten years since Chloe and Carl drowned, and they've finally chosen a memorial - a stupid summerhouse. The mayor has a spade decked out in pink and white ribbon, and he's started to dig. 

You can tell from their faces that something has gone wrong. But I'm the one who knows straightaway that the mayor has found a body. And I know who it is.

This is the tale of three fourteen-year-old girls and a volatile combination of lies, jealousy and perversion that ends in tragedy. Except the tragedy is even darker and more tangled than their tight-knit community has been persuaded to believe.

Blackly funny and with a surreal edge to its portrait of a northern English town, Jenn Ashworth's gripping novel captures the intensity of girls' friendships and the dangers they face in a predatory adult world they think they can handle. And it shows just how far that world is willing to let sentiment get in the way of the truth.

24 comments:

  1. I am definitely intrigued by this one. Can't wait til it's out!

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  2. Oh, wow, this one definitely grabbed my attention....love the sound of it!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST and
    MY WEBSITE

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  3. This one sounds really interesting. I'm going to watch for it. Thanks!
    My WoW!

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  4. I'm intrigued by this as well. Great choice!

    My WOW

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  5. Interesting! I'm not familiar with this author but it sounds like I should be!

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  6. I haven't read anything by this author but will add both books mentioned to my TBR list.

    I need to be in the mood for a dark tale but I do enjoy them.

    Great choice!

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  7. This one sounds excellent! I want to read this one when I can. Thanks for sharing this with me!

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  8. Oooh that one looks great! I've never heard of it before, but it's definitely going on my TBR list :)

    Here's my WoW!

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  9. Sounds like a good read, it sounds like a story of typical girls of this age but with a dark twist...... interesting.

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  10. AWESOME AWESOME pick! I think it looks fab as well!

    http://brunettelibrarian.blogspot.com

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  11. Almost sounds scary. Have a wonderful week and thanks for visiting today.

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  12. OK, you got me. I want to know the whole story.

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  13. Oh goodness, a fourteen year old girl involved in a murder? And there's humor involved? This sounds super creepy.

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  14. this one sounds like a very good read, fascinating.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday_14.html

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  15. Sounds really interesting. I'm definitely intrigued by this one.

    Here's mine: http://danicapage.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday-8-and-www.html

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  16. Ooh, Cool Light looks eerie, yet strangely exciting.

    Have an amazing reading week!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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  17. Now I'm probably going to have to add this to my wish list too!

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  18. What??? How have I NOT heard of this one before? It sounds freaking awesome. Eeeek

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  19. Wow! This really sounds interesting. Now I'll be waiting on it.

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  20. Great pick! This is definitely going on my watch list. It sounds fantastic!

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  21. Seems as if it is a tale of intrigue that is worth reading. 'Curiouser and curiouser' maybe.

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