Hi and welcome to my very first Waiting on Wednesday! I always love this post on The Tattooed Book Geek because Drew usually picks a book I’m looking forward to as well, but I’m sure you know that Waiting On Wednesday was originally hosted at Breaking the Spine and that it has now linked up with Can’t Wait Wednesday at Wishful Endings. I’m going with the old name Waiting on Wednesday because I like the way that sounds 😊
For my very first episode of Waiting on Wednesday, I’ve decided to go with one of my favourite publishers: Orenda Books. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been let down by an Orenda book even before I realised there was such as a thing as an Orenda book. Until a few months ago, I paid zero attention to publishers, I just read. Then I started reading reviews, following blog tours, noticing Karen Sullivan, and I was surprised to discover how many of her books I had read and loved. Two of those books were The Old You by Louise Voss and Exquisite by Sarah Stovell. And both these excellent authors have a new book coming out this year that I’m very much looking forward to! Let’s take a look!
Sarah Stovell‘s new book is called The Home and it’s out in eBook in May and in paperback in July.
The blurb reads: When the body of pregnant, fifteen-year-old Hope Lacey is discovered in a churchyard on Christmas morning, the community is shocked, but unsurprised. For Hope lived in The Home, the residence of three young girls, whose violent and disturbing pasts have seen them cloistered away… As a police investigation gets underway, the lives of Hope, Lara and Annie are examined, and the staff who work at the home are interviewed, leading to shocking and distressing revelations … and clear evidence that someone is seeking revenge. A gritty, dark and devastating psychological thriller, The Home is also an emotive drama and a piercing look at the underbelly of society, where children learn what they live … if they are allowed to live at all.
Don’t tell me that doesn’t tickle your pickle! And would you LOOK AT THAT COVER!
Louise Voss‘ new book is called Her Last Stage. Like The Home, it’s out in eBook in May and in paperback in July.
The blurb reads: A violent and horrific incident forces a young woman to go into hiding, at the peak of her career as lead singer of an indie pop band. Years later, strange things start to happen and it becomes clear that some know who she is…
At the peak of her career as lead singer of a legendary 1980s indie band, Meredith Vincent was driven off the international stage by a horrific incident. Now living a quiet existence in a cottage on the grounds of an old stately home, she has put her past behind her and come to terms with her new life.
When a body is found in the manicured gardens of her home, and a series of inexplicable and unsettling events begins to occur, it becomes clear that someone is watching, someone who knows who she is … Someone who wants vengeance.
And this is only the beginning…
A dark, riveting and chilling psychological thriller, The Last Stage is also a study of secrets and obsessions, where innocent acts can have the most terrifying consequences.
Vengeance, secrets and obsessions, oh my! This is totes my cup of tea and I’ll be waiting on Wednesday and every other day of the week for this one!
Are you looking forward to these too? Or has another bookish treasure caught your eye? Let me know below! And while we’re waiting: happy reading 😘