WAITING ON WEDNESDAY

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each Wednesday you get to highlight a book that your really looking forward to. This week I’ve chosen another of my most anticipated reads of 2017:

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To Be Published May 16, 2017 by Ecco

Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself.

Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. By turns heart- breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best. 

I’m so excited to see what Dennis Lehane as in store for us with his first novel since World Gone By, which if you’ve read that one you know is VERY different than this new one seems to be. Doesn’t this sound so mysterious…I love chance encounters gone wrong. It really doesn’t matter to me what Dennis Lehane writes….I’m reading it!! Can’t wait…

Happy Reading!

 

THROWBACK THURSDAY PICK OF THE WEEK

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I began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of my old favorites as well as sharing books that I want to read that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on my TBR list while I continue to pile more titles on top of them:)! I like that these older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use my pic as well. If you’d just link back to me I’d so appreciate it

My Pick this week is:

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Published Feb 2001 by William Morrow

My Rating: 5/5 stars

When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up to their street. One boy got into the car, two did not, and something terrible happened — something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever.

Twenty-five years later, Sean is a homicide detective. Jimmy is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay — demons that urge him to do terrible things. When Jimmy’s daughter is found murdered, Sean is assigned to the case. His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy, who finds his old criminal impulses tempt him to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there is Dave, who came home the night Jimmy’s daughter died covered in someone else’s blood.

A tense and unnerving psychological thriller, Mystic River is also an epic novel of love and loyalty, faith and family, in which people irrevocably marked by the past find themselves on a collision course with the darkest truths of their own hidden selves. 

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Well , Dennis Lehane, one of my very favorite authors, has now had 2 books profiled on my Throwback Thursday post!!  I was chilled by this story. The 3 boys just hanging out doing what young boys do when that car pulls up and nothing is ever the same! What I find extra interesting about this story is that the premise is based on an actual event in Dennis Lehane’s real life. I heard him speak when I attended a book signing about 3 years ago at a local university (yes I fangirled all evening) and he told how the idea for this story came about…when he was a young boy he and 2 friends had an incident with a stranger in a car and while everything turned out fine (the man ended up being a cop I believe) the feelings, especially his mother’s reaction, stayed with him and many years later became the basis for this fantastic book and then a movie. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I remember not figuring out any part of the mystery!! Always a plus. To me, this is what a psychological thriller is all about and I loved everything about it!!

Happy Reading!

Have you read this or think you’d like to? I’d love to hear from you in the comments

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: LIVE BY NIGHT By Dennis Lehane

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I’m really liking the idea of continuing on with this Throwback Thursday theme every week. I like that these older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. My pick this week is:

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FROM GOODREADS

Published Oct 2012 by William Morrow 

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

Boston, 1926. The ’20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world.

Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city’s most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.

But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one–neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover–can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt.

Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa’s Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue

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I’ve needed to find a spot for Dennis Lehane’s books on my blog and today’s the day! He’s at the very top of my favorite authors list. I love his writing, characters, settings, everything. I chose Live By Night this week because it’s part of one of my very favorite series. It actually starts with The Given Day which I haven’t read (it’s mammoth) and continues with Live By Night and World Gone By. I don’t feel that you have to read The Given Day first as I jumped right in with this title and was completely immersed. You may have also gotten a glimpse of the upcoming movie starring Ben Affleck!! I can’t wait , I think it releases this spring and I’m sure it will be as good as the book.

Feel free to leave jump on board with your own Throwback Thursday title. If you do, leave me a comment with a link so I can check it out. Otherwise, feel free to just comment with your favorite throwback titles so we can all add to our infinite TBR piles!