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.
I recently reviewed the first book in Julia Keller's series that features Bell Elkins, prosecuting attorney for Raythune County, West Virginia, A Killing In The Hills. I emailed Julia to tell her that I really enjoyed reading her first book and looked forward to experiencing more books in the series. She responded very kindly and told me of her newest entry that would be published this summer. It's the 5th book about Bell. So, I guess I better get busy and read #2, #3, and #4. I love the sound of this one. My pick for the week:
by Julia Keller
Publication Date: August 23rd
From the small towns of Appalachia they came, the young men who joined the fight for liberty in World War II. Now they are elderly, and some of them―like Harmon Strayer, father of prosecutor Bell Elkins' former law school classmate―suffer from Alzheimer's. When Harmon dies in an Alzheimer's care facility from what appear to be natural causes, Bell confronts a mystery that brims with questions about memory, grief and the lethal cost of burying the past. During a winter of record snow and cold, Bell and the people of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, face isolation and hardship―and the threat from a killer who preys upon the old and the sick and the helpless.