There’s nothing like a Wednesday for thinking about the books we want to read! My Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday post is linking up with two fabulous book memes, Wishlist Wednesday (hosted by Pen to Paper) and Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine).
My pick this week confuses me. Read on to find out why!
The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit by Graham Joyce
(Release date: August 5, 2014)
Synopsis via Goodreads:
Critically acclaimed author Graham Joyce returns with a sexy, suspenseful,and slightly supernatural novel set 1976 England during the hottest summer in living memory, in a seaside resort where the past still haunts the present.
David, a college student, takes a summer job at a run-down family resort in a dying English resort town. This is against the wishes of his family…because it was at this resort where David’s biological father disappeared fifteen years earlier. But something undeniable has called David there.
A deeper otherworldliness lies beneath the surface of what we see. The characters have a suspicious edge to them…David is haunted by eerie visions of a mysterious man carrying a rope, walking hand-in-hand with a small child…and the resort is under siege by a plague of ladybugs. Something different is happening in this town.
When David gets embroiled in a fiercely torrid love triangle, the stakes turn more and more menacing. And through it all, David feels as though he is getting closer to the secrets of his own past.
This is a darkly magic and sexy book that has a strong suspense line running through it. It’s destined to continue to pull in a wider circle of readers for the exceptionally talented Graham Joyce.
Graham Joyce catapulted right onto my favorite authors list as soon as I read his incredibly haunting and atmospheric novel The Silent Land, which was published in 2010. More recently, I read Some Kind of Fairy Tale, which had some really unique and interesting elements, although it didn’t blow me away the way The Silent Land did.
The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit sounds like something that will definitely appeal to me, with its mix of nostalgia, suspense, and oddness.
So why am I confused? When I went back to Goodreads today to grab the image for the book, I found another book with a different title listed on the same page. As far as I can tell, the book was published in the UK in 2013 as The Year of the Ladybird — and is simply being given a new title for its US release this summer… but it took me a little bit to figure out that these are in fact the same book. Whatever they call it, though, I’m in!
What are you wishing for this Wednesday?
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