Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: August 14

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! (Graphic created with Antiquaire page kit by Silvia Romeo.)

After Her
by Joyce Maynard
Expected Publication Date: August 20, 2013
Synopsis from Goodreads

It's the summer of 1979, and a dry, hot, northern California school vacation stretches ahead for Rachel and her younger sister Patty-the daughters a larger-than-life, irresistibly handsome and chronically unfaithful detective father who loves to make women happy, and the mother whose heart he broke. 

Left to their own devices, the inseparable sisters spend their days studying record jackets, concocting elaborate fantasies about the life of the mysterious neighbor who moves in down the street, and playing dangerous games on the mountain that rises up behind their house.

When young women start showing up dead on the mountain, the girls' father is charged with finding the man responsible, known as The Sunset Strangler. Seeing her father's life slowly unravel when he fails to stop the murders, Rachel embarks on her most dangerous game yet: setting herself up as bait to catch the killer, with consequences that will destroy her father's career and alter the lives of everyone she loves. 

It is not until thirty years later that Rachel, who has never given up hope of vindicating her father, finally smokes out the killer, bringing her back to the territory of her childhood, and uncovering a long-buried family secret. 

As with her novel, Labor Day, Maynard's newest work is part thriller, part love story, Loosely inspired by the Trailside Killer case that terrorized Marin County in the late seventies, her tale delves deep into the alternately thrilling and terrifying landscape of a young girl's first explorations of adult sexuality and the loss of innocence, the bond between sisters-and into a daughter's tender but damaged relationship with her father, and what it is to finally trust a man.

Why I am waiting....

This sounds suspenseful! And of course....the cover caught my eye!


  1. THis one sounds like one I would need to read in one sitting! Creepy! Thanks for stopping by my WoW.


  2. Ooh this one sounds good! Good pick!

  3. That really does sound good. I am so out of it in regards to what is going on in adult books, I always like seeing them featured. It's the only way I ever hear about anything. Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

  4. I love suspenseful reads! I hope you enjoy it. :)

  5. A girl setting herself up as bait for the killer? That definitely catches my interest. The fact that there's a 30 year gap in there should also make for interesting storytelling. I hope you'll enjoy it :) Thanks for stopping by!

  6. This sounds WAY good! I might just have to add it to my TBR shelf... :)

    Thanks for stopping by my #WoW this week!