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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's a way to highlight eagerly anticipated hot, new titles.

I'm not sure where I discovered this one, but read an excerpt and it sounds awesome!

by
Graham Joyce

It is Christmas afternoon and Peter Martin gets an unexpected phone call from his parents, asking him to come round. It pulls him away from his wife and children and into a bewildering mystery.
He arrives at his parents house and discovers that they have a visitor. His sister Tara. Not so unusual you might think, this is Christmas after all, a time when families get together. But twenty years ago Tara took a walk into the woods and never came back and as the years have gone by with no word from her the family have, unspoken, assumed that she was dead. Now she's back, tired, dirty, dishevelled, but happy and full of stories about twenty years spent travelling the world, an epic odyssey taken on a whim.

But her stories don't quite hang together and once she has cleaned herself up and got some sleep it becomes apparent that the intervening years have been very kind to Tara. She really does look no different from the young women who walked out the door twenty years ago. Peter's parents are just delighted to have their little girl back, but Peter and his best friend Richie, Tara's one time boyfriend, are not so sure. Tara seems happy enough but there is something about her. A haunted, otherworldly quality. Some would say it's as if she's off with the fairies. And as the months go by Peter begins to suspect that the woods around their homes are not finished with Tara and his family...

Expected publication: July 10th 2012 by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

11 comments:

  1. Okay, I think I just got goosebumps reading that summary. That never happens to me. I'm almost scared to read it in case it's super creepy. Will totally be hanging out for your review.

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    1. I know! The synopsis on this one really got my attention!

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  2. Sounds good and perfect for any Christmas reading challenges.

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    1. This would definitely be a different type of Christmas story, wouldn't it? :)

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  3. Ooh...it DOES sound good. First time hearing about it, might just have to add it to the old wish list. Thanks! ^_^

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    1. You and I are bad for each other's wishlists! *L*

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    1. Very spooky! I can't wait to find out where she's been all these years!

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  5. I am waiting for this one as well! I can’t wait to get it!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2094

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  6. Sounds interesting and spooky. Just like old fairy tales. :) Hope you get and enjoy it.

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    1. That's what grabbed my attention! Spooky, but not too scary-sounding.

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