Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wishing for Wednesday: Secrets & Betrayal



Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to 
spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. 

This week two thrillers have caught my attention . . . 


The Wife by Alafair Burke (352 pgs)
Release Date: January 23, 2018 by Harper
When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother’s home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past. 
Six years later, thanks to a bestselling book and a growing media career, Jason has become a cultural lightning rod, placing Angela near the spotlight she worked so carefully to avoid. When a college intern makes an accusation against Jason, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with an even more troubling allegation, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him. But when Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look at the man she married. And when she is asked to defend Jason in court, she realizes that her loyalty to her husband could unearth old secrets. 
This much-anticipated follow-up to Burke’s Edgar-nominated The Ex asks how far a wife will go to protect the man she loves: Will she stand by his side, even if he drags her down with him?  [Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read it: Alfair Burke's name is enough to make me want to read this one. While the premise doesn't sound entirely new, I know to expect a great story and lots of suspense when reading something by Burke.

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The Burial Society by Nina Sadowsky (352 pgs)
Release Date: January 30, 2018 by Ballantine

A woman running from a dark past stumbles upon a tangled nest of seductions and family secrets in this psychological thriller of obsession and betrayal. 
When Natalie discovers her father dead in a luxury hotel room in Paris, she's terrified that his death--or is it a murder?--will open up a history she'd rather forget. Years before, her mother went missing from their home in a wealthy Connecticut suburb, triggering a chain of violence that echoed through the years. Now Natalie is set on a collision course with her brother, who has secrets of his own. And watching from the shadows is a mysterious and alluring woman with a talent for making people in trouble disappear, who holds more answers than anyone would guess. [Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read it: I admit the cover of this one caught my eye, and I cannot resist a story involving secrets.


Do either of these sound like something you would like to read too?


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55 comments:

  1. The Wife is one I’ve been seeing often but I am not sure if I want to read it just yet. That last line in the blurb reminds me of Anatomy of a Scandal, which I just finished and it was fantastic. Maybe I should just let that settle and consider it later — while i Wait for your review :)

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    1. Verushka - I haven't read Anatomy of a Scandal, but I'll keep it in mind since you liked it so much. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I know Alafair Burke only when she is co-writing with Mary Higging Clark. Guess I should find out how she writes alone. Thanks for sharing and happy reading.
    My pick

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary

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    1. Vi- I didn't know she cowrote with Mary Higgins Clark! How interesting! Thanks for visiting.

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  3. I love a story filled with secrets too, so you've got me curious about The Burial Society.

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    1. Suzanne - I'm really looking forward to that one! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. I've had my eye on both of these books. And want to read them. Nice picks, Wendy. I've actually only read one of Alafair Burke's books, THE EX. Liked it pretty well. I've meant to read more. And the cover on THE BURIAL SOCIETY is quite striking. I love good covers!

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    1. Kay - Thank you! It has been a while since I read something by Alafair Burke, but I do enjoy her writing. Hope these will both be winners! Thanks for stopping by, Kay.

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  5. I have an ARC of The Burial Society so you know it had to initially grab my attention. I hope to get to it in early February at the latest. This is the first time I'm hearing of The Wife - sounds interesting!

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    1. Barb - I hope you enjoy The Burial Society! It sounds like it will be good. Thanks for stopping by, Barb.

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  6. OK - I was able to already place a hold on the first one at my library. I had never even heard of it before! Here's hoping it's a good one!

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    1. Angie Elle - I hope you enjoy it! I can't wait to read it either. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Both books sound good. Hope you enjoy it and I'm looking forward to reading your review.

    Renee ~ My CWW

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    1. Renee - I hope I do too. :-) Thank you for visiting!

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  8. Oooh! Both of these books sound interesting, especially the Burial Society! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Ronyell - I am excited about both of them. Hopefully they will live up to my expectations.:-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I've heard great things about The Wife and Burke's writing in general.

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    1. Kathy - That is good news! I'm looking forward to reading it even more now. Thanks for visiting, Kathy!

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  10. I must admit that these are not for me, Wendy.... They just sound too intense, as well as harrowing..... I certainly hope you enjoy them, though!

    Thanks for your nice comment on my CWW post!! HUGS TO YOU AND MOUSE!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. Maria - Intense and harrowing are good words to describe them. I hope they are at least, for my sake. Thanks for visiting, Maria!

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    2. LOL!! LOVE your answer!! You're very welcome for the visit!! HUGS GALORE!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  11. Both of your picks sound good. Leaning a little more towards the Burial Society myself. I'll have to look that one up. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Laura - I hope you enjoy it if you decide to read it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. The Burial Society interests me. I'm not familiar with the author, but I like the premise!

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    1. Jenclair - I have another of her older books on my TBR shelf. Hopefully I like her enough to enjoy both. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  13. Two new thrillers - you bet I want to read them! Both sound pretty good but I think the one I'd be most interested in is The Wife. That sort of premise may not be kind of the typical one lately but I'm always curious to see if an author is going to do bring something new to the genre.

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    1. Iliana - I am excited about these two also. I can't seem to stay away from thrillers lately. Thanks for stopping by, Iliana!

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  14. The Wife sounds really good! I love stories about marriages.

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    1. Angela - I do too! I'm glad mine isn't like any of these though. LOL Thanks for visiting!

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  15. I read If You Were Here by Alafair Burke. I liked it well enough, but not enough to read any of her other books.

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    1. Lloyd - I am afraid I haven't read that one. I've enjoyed the ones I have read though. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Both of these sound really interesting. I am definitely intrigued by The Burial Society. I love a great psychological thriller. Thanks for sharing these. :)

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    1. Candid Cover - It sounds like it will keep us on the edge of my seat, doesn't it? Thank you for visiting!

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  17. Both of these books sound like really great thrillers! Hope you enjoy them! :)

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    1. Ashley - Hopefully they will both be good. :-) Thank you for stopping in!

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  18. I love books with secrets too, and The Burial Society especially sounds good! I'm curious who the mysterious woman in the shadows is, and of course PAris. :) But The Wife sounds good and suspenseful too.

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    1. Greg - I am too! I look forward to finding out more. Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. These sound really good! Thanks for putting them in my radar.

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    1. Jenea - I hope you enjoy them if you give them a try! Thanks for visiting.

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  20. I don't read a lot of thriller/suspense books, but these sound great. I hope you love them when you read them.

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  21. These don't really sound like my kind of read. I hope you are able to get your hands on them soon though! Thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature!

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    1. Lisa - Thank you! I hope so too! Thank you for stopping by!

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  22. I never read anything by Alafair Burke. The Wife sounds excellent.

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    1. Yvonne - I think so too. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for stopping by, Yvonne!

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  23. I have had some of Alafair Burke's books on my tbr for ages. This one looks good!

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    1. Carole - I am looking forward to this one! Thanks for visiting!

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  25. Burke's name is so familiar though I'm too lazy to go look it up! This one looks so good and twisty. The Burial Society looks amazing too! Neither of these books were on my radar but now I'm waiting on them too!

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    1. Katherine - She's written quite a few books, so if you haven't read anything by her, I'm sure you've come across her name before around the blogging community. :-) Hopefully both of these will be as good as they sound! Thanks for visiting!

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  26. Super intrigued about The Burial Society! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Sara - Doesn't it sound good? I hope it will be!

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  27. I'm intrigued by these two books. They sound interesting and I'll be adding them onto my wishlist.

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