Waiting on Wednesday

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Here's my pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:

Fragile by Lisa Unger
Release Date: August 3, 2010

From Lisa Unger's website:

Everybody knows everybody in The Hollows, a quaint, charming town outside of New York City. It’s a place where neighbors keep an eye on each other’s kids, where people say hello in the grocery store, and where high school cliques and antics are never quite forgotten. As a kid, Maggie found the microscope of small town life stifling. But as a wife and mother, she’s happily returned to The Hollows’ insular embrace. As a psychologist, her knowledge of family histories provides powerful insights into her patients’ lives. So when the girlfriend of her teenage son Rick disappears, Maggie’s intuitive gift proves useful to the case – and also dangerous.
Eerie parallels soon emerge between Charlene’s disappearance and the abduction of another local girl that shook the community when Maggie was a teenager. The investigation has her husband, Jones, the lead detective on the case, acting strangely. Rick, already a brooding teenager, becomes even more withdrawn. In a town where the past is always present, nobody is above suspicion, not even a son in the eyes of his father.

"I know how a moment can spiral out of control," Jones says to a shocked Maggie, as he searches Rick’s room for incriminating evidence. "How the consequences of one careless action can cost you everything".

As she tries to reassure him that Rick embodies his father in all of the important ways, Maggie realizes this might be exactly what Jones fears most. Determined to uncover the truth, Maggie pursues her own leads into Charlene’s disappearance and exposes a long-buried town secret – one that could destroy everything she holds dear. This thrilling novel about one community’s intricate yet fragile bonds will leave readers asking, "How well do I know the people I love?" and "How far would I go to protect them?"


passionatebooklover.com said...

Sounds great. Thanks for sharing!

Tina's Blog said...

Ooh! This one looks great! You can check mine out at www.booksaremything.blogspot.com

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooo sounds chilling. Nice pick.

Tina said...

This sounds very good...Im adding it to my TBR...:D

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, now I'm tingling with desire for this one! I have all of Lisa Unger's books so far, so guess what? This one's already on my list, as I write this!!



Zibilee said...

This sounds like a really interesting book with a lot of depth to it. Ok, you've convinced me...on the list it goes! Thanks for the great recommendation!

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