Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday--New Suspense

The Waiting on Wednesday concept is a weekly feature of the Breaking the Spine blog.  It's a great way to share information about a forthcoming title that is on my radar screen with other readers.

Today's anticipated book:
The Burning Air: A Novel

The Burning Air by Erin Kelly
Publication Date:  February 21, 2013
Publisher:  Pamela Dorman Books
Preorder now from online and bricks and mortar bookstores
The MacBrides lead a cozy life of upper class privilege: good looks (more or less), a beautiful home, tuition-free education at the prestigious private school where Rowan is headmaster, an altruistic righteousness inherited from magistrate Lydia.

But when Rowan and his three grown children gather for the first time since Lydia’s passing at the family’s weekend home—a restored barn in the English countryside—years of secrets surface, and they discover a stranger in their midst. A stranger who is convinced that Lydia was a murderer. A stranger who has been exacting vengeance upon the family for years without their ever knowing. And one who will threaten the youngest MacBride, baby Edie, and the clan’s memory of Lydia, shattering their world forever.

The Burning Air
is Erin Kelly's most chilling novel yet­—a novel that fans of Sophie Hannah and Kate Atkinson will find spellbinding.
My thoughts:  I haven't read a suspense novel in a few months, since Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, which totally captivated me.  As a fan of stories set in the English countryside (eagerly awaiting Season 4 of Downton Abbey) and plots with family secrets, I'm adding this book to my to be read list for a change of pace.

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  1. Hi saw you message and here I am can you follow me to thanks! ;)

  2. Me too please! (mom sent me over MOL)

  3. This one was a great read, I really enjoyed it! Erin Kelly is an author definitely worth checking out. Great pick! :)
    My WoW Pick!

    1. Thanks for bringing a YA series I wasn't aware of to my attention via your WoW, Bonnie!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my WoW - this book looks so interesting!

  5. I'm a new follower to your blog. The undergraduate class you're teaching sounds interesting.

  6. Oh I want this..i love suspenseful novels and as soon as I read Gone Girl which has been in my tbr pile for over 6 months..i will snag this one!

  7. Don't wait a moment longer to start Gone Girl--it was one of the best books I read in 2012. Once you start it, you won't be able to put it down! Enjoy!