Thursday, February 25, 2016

Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You - 3 new titles that caught my eye


(3) coming soon titles that caught my eye.

William Morrow - March - 2016

(Amazon Description)
A chilling and spooky Gothic historical thriller reminiscent of Rebecca and The Turn of the Screw, dripping with the dark twists and eerie surprises that are the hallmarks of Edgar Allan Poe, from the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Citadel.
In a remote village near the English coast, residents gather in a misty churchyard. More than a decade into the twentieth century, superstition still holds sway: It is St. Mark’s Eve, the night when the shimmering ghosts of those fated to die in the coming year are said to materialize and amble through the church doors.
Alone in the crowd is Constantia Gifford, the taxidermist’s daughter. Twenty-two and unmarried, she lives with her father on the fringes of town, in a decaying mansion cluttered with the remains of his once world-famous museum of taxidermy. No one speaks of why the museum was shuttered or how the Giffords fell so low. Connie herself has no recollection—a childhood accident has erased all memory of her earlier days. Even those who might have answers remain silent. The locals shun Blackthorn House, and the strange spinster who practices her father’s macabre art.
As the last peal of the midnight bell fades to silence, a woman is found dead—a stranger Connie noticed near the church. In the coming days, snippets of long lost memories will begin to tease through Connie’s mind, offering her glimpses of her vanished years. Who is the victim, and why has her death affected Connie so deeply? Why is she watched by a mysterious figure who has suddenly appeared on the marsh nearby? Is her father trying to protect her with his silence—or someone else? The answers are tied to a dark secret that lies at the heart of Blackthorn House, hidden among the bell jars of her father’s workshop—a mystery that draws Connie closer to danger . . . closer to madness . . . closer to the startling truth.


Miller's Valley; Anna QUindlen
April - 2016 - Random House


(Amazon Description)

In a small town on the verge of big change, a young woman unearths deep secrets about her family and unexpected truths about herself. Filled with insights that are the hallmark of Anna Quindlen’s bestsellers, Miller’s Valleyis an emotionally powerful story about a family you will never forget.
 
For generations the Millers have lived in Miller’s Valley. Mimi Miller tells about her life with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship and the risks of passion, loyalty, and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be “a place where it’s just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel content.” 
 
Miller’s Valley is a masterly study of family, memory, loss, and, ultimately, discovery, of finding true identity and a new vision of home. As Mimi says, “No one ever leaves the town where they grew up, even if they go.” Miller’s Valley reminds us that the place where you grew up can disappear, and the people in it too, but all will live on in your heart forever.

Fool Me Once; Harlen Coben
Dutton - March 2016

(Amazon Description)

Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe—who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband—and herself.

21 comments:

  1. I have been seeing the Kate Mosse mentioned around the blogosphere lately. It looks like it will be good!

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    1. I do love the sound of that one and the cover is great as well.

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  2. Miller's Valley looks outstanding!

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    1. I actually just finished Miller's Valley and really enjoyed it.

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  3. I was so excited to get the Mosse and Coben books for review. Coben, especially, is an author I've wanted to read for a long time. Great picks!

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  4. All three look great. I just love all of the new books coming out this year. There are just too many to read!

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    1. I know but, it is so hard to pick and choose the ones that are "read worthy".

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  5. Can't wait to read them. Thanks Diane :)

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  6. I love all three! I'm anxiously awaiting Harlan Coben's. Just can't decided if I want to read or listen.

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  7. Miller's Valley and Fool Me Once look really good!

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  8. I've read Millers Valley but the other two are new to me. Thanks for the update.

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    1. I read Miller's Valley as well but will hold off my review until the end of the month. I thought it was good.

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  9. I'm excited for the Anna Quindlen and the Harlan Coben books, since I try to read all their titles. The first author I've heard of from a few years ago, but haven't tried. Thanks for letting us know.

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    1. Quindlen's book was good - I'll post me review later this month.

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  10. I love Quindlen and can't wait to read this new book!!!

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  11. Coben is always a must buy for me :)

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