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Waiting on Wednesday: Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts

New WoWWaiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at  Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts

Publishing: April 16, 2013

Publisher: Putnam Adult

Summary (Goodreads): For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore—and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home…

A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of—but never arrested for—the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife.

He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though. Whiskey Beach’s resident housekeeper, yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist, Abra is a woman of many talents—including helping Eli take control of his life and clear his name. But as they become entangled in each other, they find themselves caught in a net that stretches back for centuries—one that has ensnared a man intent on reaping the rewards of destroying Eli Landon once and for all

Personal Thoughts: This book sounds so intriguing and interesting. There’s hints in the synopsis that there might be flashbacks or ghosts involved and that’s always fascinating to read about. It is another Nora Robert’s book and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. The cover looks awesome and a bit mysterious.  You know what they say about quiet places or islands; they are the ones that have mysteries and secrets just waiting to be uncovered.

 In the mean time I’ll be catching up on some of my TBR titles and delving into non- ficiton a bit.

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

New WoWWaiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at  Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Publisher: Mulholland Books

Published: June 4, 2013

Synopsis (Goodreads):

The Time Traveler’s Wife meets The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in this story of a time-traveling serial killer who is impossible to trace–until one of his victims survives.
In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back.

Working with an ex-homicide reporter who is falling for her, Kirby has to unravel an impossible mystery.

THE SHINING GIRLS is a masterful twist on the classic serial killer tale: a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing girl in pursuit of a deadly criminal.

Personal Thoughts:  When I read this synopsis, I was caught and knew I had to read it. It has everything I could want: romance, action, history, all rolled into one. I  know there will be juicy action bits and the love interest will spice things up. I can’t wait to read it and find out why there is a fly on the cover. I know that it is symbolic of something, but the what is driving me crazy.  The only down fall to this waiting game is that this book doesn’t come out until JUNE! Can’t they change it to January? Or wait, maybe this was a typo and they meant to put down January instead of June? Oh well, one can dream.