This is a weekly event that highlights a book we can't wait to be published. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Karin Slaughter is a favorite author of mine and she has been for quite some time. Her books are not to everyone's taste. Several members of my mystery book group are not fans, but some others are. I think she's an author that you either really like or her books are not for you. In any case, I'm always excited to see a new book with her name on it. I love her Grant County books and I really, really love the Will Trent books. Will, an investigator for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, has had a special place in my heart ever since I first read about him in Triptych. All that being said, this year's book is a stand alone and will not include Will. Sigh. My choice for this week:
Publication Date: September 29th
Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.
More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister, Julia, vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.
The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Forming a wary truce, the surviving sisters look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago . . . and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.