Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by the marvelous Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss upcoming release we are excited about that we have yet to read.
Release Date: February 16, 2021 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
An addicting and twisty debut about an apartment building devastated by the disappearance of a teenage girl–and by the secrets that won’t be kept behind each closed door–that will thrill fans of Lisa Jewell and Shari Lapena.
One House. Three Families. Countless Secrets.
From her downstairs apartment in suburban London, Emma has often overheard the everyday life of the seemingly perfect family upstairs–Steph, Paul and teenage daughter Freya–but has never got to know them. Until one day, she hears something that seizes her attention: Freya has vanished and the police are questioning Steph and Paul about their life. Do either of you have any enemies? Anyone who might want to harm or threaten you?
The effects of Freya’s disappearance ripple outward, affecting not just her parents, but everyone who lives in the building, including Emma and local driving instructor Chris, who was the last person to see the teenager before she went missing. Each character’s life is thrown into sharp focus as devastating mistakes and long-held secrets are picked apart and other crimes come to light–including a child gone missing 25 years before, and a shocking murder–that make clear that the past never stays where we leave it, and that homes can be built on foundations of lies. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: There is just something about settings like this that make me perk up with interest. Add to that multiple families with secrets and a past crime. I am looking forward to reading this one!
Release Date: February 23, 2021 by Gallery/Saga Press
#1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Charlaine Harris is at her best in this alternate history of the United States where magic is an acknowledged but despised power in this third installment of the Gunnie Rose series.
Picking up right where A Longer Fall left off, this thrilling third installment follows Lizbeth Rose as she takes on one of her most dangerous missions yet: rescuing her estranged partner, Prince Eli, from the Holy Russian Empire. Once in San Diego, Lizbeth is going to have to rely upon her sister Felicia, and her growing Grigori powers to navigate her way through this strange new world of royalty and deception in order to get Eli freed from jail where he’s being held for murder.
Russian Cage continues to ramp up the momentum with more of everything Harris’ readers adore her for with romance, intrigue, and a deep dive into the mysterious Holy Russian Empire. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: I enjoyed the first two books in the series and am anxious to see trouble Gunnie Rose gets into next!
Do The Downstairs Neighbor and The Russian Cage interest you? What upcoming releases are you looking forward to reading?
I have an embarrassing number of unread books sitting on the shelves in my personal library. Carole of Carole's Random Life in Books has given me the perfect excuse to spotlight and discuss those neglected books in her Books from the Backlog feature. After all, even those older books need a bit of love! Not to mention it is reminding me what great books I have waiting for me under my own roof still to read!
Despite the grave misgivings of both their families, Valeria Brinton and Eustace Woodville are married. But before long the new bride begins to suspect a dark secret in her husband's past and when she discovers that he has been living under a false name, she determines to find out why he is concealing his true identity from her. Soon she must endure an even greater shock: the revelation that her husband has been on trial for poisoning his first wife. Convinced of his innocence, Valeria is prepared to do anything to clear her husband's name, and in so doing upturns the conventions of polite nineteenth century society. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: After reading and loving the The Woman in White, I knew I wanted to read more by Wilkie Collins and picked up this gem.
Have you read The Law and the Lady? Does this book sound like something you would like to read?
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I've not heard of The Law and the Lady, but I also really enjoyed The Woman in White so I want to read this someday!ReplyDelete
Eustacia - The Woman in White is one of my favorites. I hope we both enjoy The Law and the Lady when we read it! Thank you for visiting!Delete
Oh I absolutely want to get my hands on The Russian Cage! I've read the first two books in the Gunnie Rose series and thoroughly enjoyed them - so I'm really looking forward to tucking into this next instalment:)).ReplyDelete
Sarah - Doesn't it sound good? I really enjoyed the first two books in the Gunnie Rose series. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I can't wait to read The Russian Cage as well, such a fun series:-)ReplyDelete
Tammy - Me too! I really like the series. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I haven't read the first two books in the Gunnie Rose series, but I am interested in this series. And Wilkie Collins--definitely!ReplyDelete
Jenclair - If you do try the series, I look forward to hearing what you think. I don't know why I haven't read more Wilkie Collins yet. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I really want to read the Gunnie Rose series one of these days. It sounds so good. :)ReplyDelete
Ashley - I hope you will give it a try. It's a fun series. Thank you for visiting!Delete
Oooh! I love the cover to the Russian Cage! Great picks this week!ReplyDelete
Here’s my WoW!
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Ronyell - Isn't that a great cover? I like it too. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
The Russian Cage looks seriously good. Of course, I have to read books #1 and #2 in that series first. :)ReplyDelete
Lark - If you do read the series, I hope you enjoy it! Gunnie Rose is a great character. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
All these books sound good to me! I'll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing, Wendy!ReplyDelete
Melody - I hope you like them if you do read them! Thank you for stopping by!Delete
How did I not know about the Gunnie Rose series?! I must run to read that - I do enjoy Charlaine Harris's writing. The Downstairs Neighbor sounds good, too. And I like your idea of including a book that's been languishing in your TBR pile in your weekly post. I might borrow that!ReplyDelete
Lisa - The Gunnie Rose series is definitely worth checking out if you like Charlaine Harris! I hope all of these will be good!Delete
I feel bad always talking about newer books when I have some great sounding "older" books on my shelves still unread. Now to just actually read them . . . Haha.
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I really want to read more Wilkie Collins too! The Woman in White was just such a gorgeous book. I've been wanting to read the Gunnie Rose series and The Russian Cage looks really really good!ReplyDelete
Katherine - Yes! I loved The Woman in White. If you do try the Gunnie Rose series, I hope you like it! Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Oh my, The Downstairs Neighbor sounds fantastic!ReplyDelete
Verushka - I think so too! I look forward to reading it. Thank you for visiting!Delete
The Downstairs Neighbor is something I will be really interested in!ReplyDelete
The cover for he Russian Cage looks fabulous! 😍
I need to get started on reading classic books 👀
Kitten - I hope we both get a chance to read The Downstairs Neighbor. I really like the cover of The Russian Cage too. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Wait The Russian Cage sounds so good and intriguing, I hope I can check out the other books in the series before it comes out! I also LOVE the cover, it's so stunning. Great pick and hope you love it!ReplyDelete
Yomna - The Gunnie Rose series is a good one. I hope you get a chance to read it! Thank you for visiting!Delete
I hope you enjoy all of these. I've been eyeing that Gunnie Rose series but haven't started it yet.ReplyDelete
Suzanne - Thank you!Delete
I need to find a copy of The Downstairs Neighbor and I also need to catch up on the Charlaine Harris series. Book one was so good. Great choices this week!ReplyDelete
Barb - I just finished book three of the Gunnie Rose series and really enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Oh the Wilkie Collins book sounds just like a modern thriller! All of these sound great. I hope you get a chance to read them and tell us all about them.ReplyDelete
Iliana - Doesn't it? I really need to make time to read it. Thank you for visiting!Delete
Classics and me just don't get along but I have heard that Wilkie Collins is really good. Maybe I will try one of his books someday. I have already read The Russian Cage and loved it, Wendy!ReplyDelete
Carole - I just finished Russian Cage yesterday--so good! Thank you for stopping by!Delete
The Downstairs Neighbor sounds super intriguing! Hope you'll enjoy all of these.ReplyDelete
Lindsey - Thank you! I hope so too. :-)Delete
These sound interesting. I'll have to check them out!ReplyDelete
Jess - I hope you enjoy them if you do! Thanks for stopping by!Delete