Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, featuring upcoming titles we can't wait to read.

This week's pick: All Things Cease To Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
Due out: March 8, 2016

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New to Knopf --- and now coming into her prime --- this acclaimed writer combines noir and the gothic in a novel about two families entwined in their own unhappiness with, at the center, a gruesome and unsolved murder.
Late one winter afternoon in upstate New York, George Clare comes home to find his wife murdered and their three-year-old daughter alone --- for how many hours? --- in her room down the hall. He had recently, begrudgingly, taken a position at the private college nearby teaching art history, and moved his family into this tight-knit, impoverished town. And he is the immediate suspect --- the question of his guilt echoing in a story shot through with secrets both personal and professional. While his parents rescue him from suspicion, a persistent cop is stymied at every turn in proving Clare a heartless murderer. The pall of death is ongoing and relentless; behind one crime are others, and more than 20 years will pass before a hard kind of justice is finally served.
At once a classic "who-dun-it" that morphs into a "why-and-how-dun-it," this is also a rich and complex portrait of a psychopath and a marriage, and an astute study of the various taints that can scar very different families, and even an entire community.


Kay said...

Oh yes. This one sounds like a book I'd like. One more to add to the list. LOL

Jill said...

I love it..."who-dun-it" that morphs into a "why-and-how-dun-it"

Anonymous said...

Wow, sounds right up my alley, my type of book. Thanks for pointing it out to me! Will add to my wishlist.

Irena BookDustMagic said...

I've never heard about this one before.
here is my WoW if you'd like to check it out:

Marce said...

Now that sounds like an awesome read. Glad you showcased it.