I'm posting a 'soon to be released' book on Wednesdays. These will always be books that I am particularly looking forward to. I'll be linking up to 'Can't-Wait Wednesday' hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and plan to take part in this each week.
Karin Slaughter has been a favorite author of mine for a long, long time. I love practically everything she writes and her character of Will Trent is one of my favorites ever, ever. Her books are not for everyone. Some think they are too dark, too grim, too violent. I think she has a purpose in her writing, but I do know that if you have trouble with very dark, you might want to skip her books. I've traumatized part of our mystery group with a book or two of hers. Ha! This week I'm waiting on her new one (not a Will Trent book, sadly):
Publication Date: August 21st
Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She’s knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Gullaway Island; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we?
But all that changes when a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one will ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.
Twenty-four hours later Laura is in the hospital, shot by an intruder who’s spent thirty years trying to track her down and discover what she knows. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumbs of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . . .
I never read anything by Karin Slaughter but I do like darker books so I might have to give her a shot. Any suggestions which book I should start with? :)ReplyDelete
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You might try one of her standalone books, though she does have two series that kind of melded together eventually. The first Will Trent book is Triptych and it's pretty grim. Pretty Girls is a standalone you might try. Good luck!Delete
I haven't read any books by Karen Slaughter, but this book sounds interesting! Great pick!ReplyDelete
Here’s my WoW!
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Thanks, Ronyell! I appreciate you stopping by.Delete
Ooh this sounds good! How freaky would it be to discover your mother had a completely different life? I love the premise!ReplyDelete
I know. That would be crazy, wouldn't it?Delete
I also have this on my TBR list. This just sounds so thrilling. Great pick! :DReplyDelete
I think a bunch of people are looking forward to it and I'm pretty sure I heard it's going to be adapted for TV maybe.Delete
I'm weird about dark books -- sometimes I don't mind them, other times I just ... can't. It depends. I haven't tried Karen Slaughter yet, although her book synopses always sound interesting to me.ReplyDelete
I don't know, Susan. You might like them. As I said above, you might try Pretty Girls. I do love Will Trent though.Delete
She is a great writer--and if you've ever met her, you have trouble reconciling how such a lovely woman can create anything dark.ReplyDelete
I've seen pictures of her, Catherine, and thought the same thing.Delete
Agree agree agree!! with everything you said about Karin's books! Love them all and Will is one of my all time favorite's as well! As for referring Karin to others, I too, have to consider the person because she isn't for everyone. If they could just kind of skim over the gut grabbing parts they could experience the rest of her greatness.ReplyDelete
Saw Karin speak at my local library last year. She's not to be missed if you ever get the chance. Very funny and down to earth.
Oh, wow. I would love to see her at an event of some kind. I'll have to watch for that. How fun for you! Glad to find another person who loves Will Trent.Delete
I do like Karin S'd writing and wasn't aware she had a new one. Thanks for sharing Kay.ReplyDelete
Always happy to feed your TBR, Diane! Ha!Delete
I haven't read any books by her yet, but this one sounds interesting. I'll have to look into it. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I appreciate you stopping by, Laura. Her books are dark, but her writing is very good.Delete
I read Pretty Girls and it was very dark - and I loved it. I need to read some more things by her!ReplyDelete
I'll still say that Will Trent is one of the best characters ever. Hint, hint...Delete
I love this author. She has so many great books out there and I need to do some catch up. This one looks good.ReplyDelete
This one does look good, doesn't it? I wonder whether she's planning on sticking with the standalones for the most part. Seems like it.Delete
I read Blindsighted (years ago) and I did like it. I was surprised because I don't like serial killer books and I don't like a lot of violence and tension. But that one worked for me and I intended to read Kisscut but haven't. I still have several of her other books to read also.ReplyDelete
I hesitated to recommend Blindsighted, though I liked it very much, as it was the book that disturbed several of our book group members. It's the beginning of that Grant County series. Hope you decide to continue it at some point.Delete
I've not read anything by Karin Slaughter yet, but this one definitely has me intrigued. It'd be such a shock to find out something like that about your mom.ReplyDelete
It would indeed. Thanks for coming by, Ashley.Delete
I like books that have the theme of how well we know those closest to us, but I think this is the first I've seen that focuses on the mother-daughter relationship in such a dark way. Interesting!ReplyDelete
This author does dark and interesting very well.Delete
This is a great choice, Kay! Karin Slaughter is a consummate storyteller, even if she tends toward the dark. I can’t wait to read it!ReplyDelete
I totally agree!Delete
Yes, I'm definitely checking this one out. Can't wait!ReplyDelete
I have high hopes for it.Delete
OOhh I am so liking this book!! I love dark characters. It seems that I would like this author. I was scrolling through your side bar and it seems you and I have the same tastes in books. I am going to have to take some time out and look through some more books you have reviewed! Thanks for showing me a new author and book!ReplyDelete
Here is my Wed: https://mmmbookreviews.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/i-cant-wait-wednesday-1/
It is always my pleasure to introduce someone to one of my favorite authors. And if we have the same taste in books, it's all good!Delete
I really need to read Karin Slaughter! This sounds really good and I've been enjoying dark and twisty plots lately so I need to add this to my TBR.ReplyDelete
You might have to be in the right mood, Katherine. You could try one of her standalones and see what you think.Delete
lol. I haven't read any of her books either. Maybe because of the mentions at book club. Maybe I will try one sometime. If a book is gritty but good, I kind of skip over the icky parts. :)ReplyDelete
Yes, Judy does have a tendency to mention it again and again (as a funny thing mostly I think). And it doesn't help that the author's last name is 'Slaughter'. Ha!Delete
Ooo the secrets her mother is keeping. This sounds like a great book. I will have to add this one. Great pick!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'm excited to read it before long.Delete
I've only read a couple of her books but I'm currently reading a standalone. Or listening to one I should say. Can't wait to get more into the story!ReplyDelete