Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (37)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield which is due to be released on November 5th.


Caught up in a moment of boyhood competition, William Bellman recklessly aims his slingshot at a rook resting on a branch, killing the bird instantly. It is a small but cruel act, and is soon forgotten. By the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, William seems to have put the whole incident behind him. It was as if he never killed the thing at all. But rooks don’t forget...

Years later, when a stranger mysteriously enters William’s life, his fortunes begin to turn—and the terrible and unforeseen consequences of his past indiscretion take root. In a desperate bid to save the only precious thing he has left, he enters into a rather strange bargain, with an even stranger partner. Together, they found a decidedly macabre business.

And Bellman & Black is born.

I cannot even tell you how excited I am for this book.  I was a huge fan of The Thirteenth Tale WAY BACK when it first released.  Since then, I have periodically checked to see if she had another book underway and I never found anything.  That is, until the day that I checked an email from Netgalley and there it was, in all its beautiful glory.  


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