Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: The Magician’s Lie

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 most wished-for book this week is:

The Magician's Lie

The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister
(to be released January 13, 2015)

Water for Elephants meets The Night Circus in The Magician’s Lie, a debut novel in which the country’s most notorious female illusionist stands accused of her husband’s murder –and she has only one night to convince a small-town policeman of her innocence.

The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage. One night in Waterloo, Iowa, with young policeman Virgil Holt watching from the audience, she swaps her trademark saw for a fire ax. Is it a new version of the illusion, or an all-too-real murder? When Arden’s husband is found lifeless beneath the stage later that night, the answer seems clear.

But when Virgil happens upon the fleeing magician and takes her into custody, she has a very different story to tell. Even handcuffed and alone, Arden is far from powerless—and what she reveals is as unbelievable as it is spellbinding. Over the course of one eerie night, Virgil must decide whether to turn Arden in or set her free… and it will take all he has to see through the smoke and mirrors.

I don’t usually like stories about magicians (it’s a thing…), but I like the sound of this one!

What are you wishing for this Wednesday?

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10 thoughts on “Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: The Magician’s Lie

  1. hahaha ‘It’s a thing.’ I feel similar when it comes to werewolf stories… just don’t care for them as much as other paranormal stories for some reason. Anyways! This one does sound good, even though the comparisons to Night Circus make me leery (it was a DNF). Hope it’s something you end up enjoying when you do get a hold of it! 🙂

    • Finally, someone else who didn’t enjoy Night Circus! It just really didn’t work for me at all. But I still like the sound of this one — here’s hoping it’s not too Night Circus-y!

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