Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings that spotlights and discusses forthcoming books that bloggers are looking forward to reading as soon as they're published.. This meme is based on Waiting on Wednesday, formerly hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

There are so many exciting new books on the horizon, so without further ado, this week's Can't Wait For book is . . .  

The Stranger Diaries  
Publication Date:  March 5, 2019
Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

From Goodreads:  Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clare’s colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R. M. Holland’s most famous story, “The Stranger,” left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with the storylines of her favourite literature. 

To make matters worse, the police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her closest confidant, her diary, the only outlet she has for her darkest suspicions and fears about the case. Then one day she notices something odd. Writing that isn't hers, left on the page of an old diary: "Hallo, Clare. You don’t know me." 

Clare becomes more certain than ever: “The Stranger” has come to terrifying life. But can the ending be rewritten in time?
My thoughts:  I'm well aware of the praise for Griffith's popular Ruth Galloway series, which is on my must-start someday list.  Since the series is now eleven books strong, I will first sample Griffith's work when this stand-alone novel is released.  I've already placed a hold request for a copy at the library. 

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  1. OMG This sounds awesome, I'd love to read this one! Thanks for sharing, Catherine! :)

    Here's my Waiting On Wednesday post! Hope you can pop by! Thanks xx

  2. I love books about readers especially when their love of books becomes relevant to the plot. Super cool choice!

    My CWW & WWW this week.

  3. I think I saw this last week somewhere and added it to the wishlist already. It does sound awesome and pretty much had me at Gothic.

  4. I read the first Ruth Galloway book and while I enjoyed it this one appeals to me even more! I hope you're able to get your hands on it soon because I want to know what you think!

  5. I have been meaning to read more from this author, and a stand-alone is the perfect way to continue Thanks for sharing.

  6. I would really like to try her work as well--and think going with the stand alone might be the way to go.