Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday

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).

This week’s pick:

The Vanishing

The Vanishing by Wendy Webb
(to be released January 2014)

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Recently widowed and rendered penniless by her Ponzi-scheming husband, Julia Bishop is eager to start anew. So when a stranger appears on her doorstep with a job offer, she finds herself accepting the mysterious yet unique position: caretaker to his mother, Amaris Sinclair, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist whom Julia has always admired…and who the world believes is dead.

When she arrives at the Sinclairs’ enormous estate on Lake Superior, Julia begins to suspect that there may be sinister undercurrents to her “too-good-to-be-true” position. As Julia delves into the reasons of why Amaris chose to abandon her successful writing career and withdraw from the public eye, her search leads to unsettling connections to her own family tree, making her wonder why she really was invited to Havenwood in the first place, and what monstrous secrets are still held prisoner within its walls.

Creepy and mysterious — my kind of book!

What are you wishing for this Wednesday?

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28 thoughts on “Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday

  1. This looks good! Sigh, I’m really going to have no time to do anything but read in 2014 with the number of books I’ve added to my wishlist since starting blogging!

  2. Creepy, mysterious… and bookish! It’s kind of reminding me of The Thirteenth Tale in that regard, though I’m sure the similarities are mostly superficial.

    *sigh* ‘Cause my TBR totally needs another book…

    • Right? I’m sure all of our TBR lists are just teeny-tiny. 🙂 I still haven’t read The Thirteenth Tale (I know, I know…), but I’m always a sucker for a creepy or weird mansion, family secrets, and mysteries about bookish people. Really looking forward to this one!

  3. The author’s The Fate of Mercy Alban was one of my favorite reads for this year – I love spooky gothics involving secrets from the past – so I have The Vanishing high on my list of anticipated books too.

    • You’re the second person to mention The Fate of Mercy Alban, and I’m so glad to hear that people love it! I haven’t read it, but I’ll add it to my list of books that I need to check out. Thanks!

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