Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday (144)


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.



FROM GOODREADS:  Everyone says the Elders family are nothing but cheats, thieves, and convicts—a fact nineteen-year old Jamie Elders has been trying desperately to escape. She may have the natural talent of a poker savant, but her dreams of going pro and getting the hell out of the tiny town of Parsons, New York are going nowhere fast. Especially once she lands in a huge pile of debt to her uncle Loyal. 

At Loyal’s beck and call until her debt is repaid, Jamie can’t easily walk away—not with her younger brother Toby left at his mercy. So when Loyal demands Jamie’s help cleaning up a mess late one night, she has no choice but to agree. But disposing of a dead man and covering up his connection to the town’s most powerful judge goes beyond family duty. When it comes out that the victim was a beloved athlete and Loyal pins the murder on Toby, only Jamie can save him. But with a dogged detective on her trail and her own future at stake, she’ll have to decide: embrace her inner criminal, or defy it—and face the consequences.


WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I will admit that this book landed on the wishlist because of the cover and I'm drawn to winter books - even though I'm sick of winter.  However, it stays on my wishlist because I think it sounds pretty good.

WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU WAIT FOR THIS WEEK???

50 comments:

  1. It's a definitely creepy cover, but the blurb has hooked me big time! Small town -- secrets and lies -- goodness, I think!

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    1. I like small town books even though I hated growing up in one.

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  2. It's a good creepy winter cover! It just needs a wolf...

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  3. I like the sounds of this one and that is a great cover.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Maybe it's one you'll pick up too!

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  4. haha we are the same! I get sick of winter BUT then I feel like reading wintry books. Can't wait to hear about this one. If you like it I'll include it in my next wintry list :)

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    1. Does it really surprise you we both like wintry books but are sick of winter? I'm not surprised at all!

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    2. lol NOPE I shouldn't be surprised! Hope your issue with your neighbors gets better soon I'm kinda worry about you!

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  5. This is probably not something I'll read, but I agree, the cover gives this story an air of mystery.

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    1. Yea, I know if it wasn't for the cover, it probably wouldn't have gotten a second look.

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  6. I do like that cover, but the story sounds pretty good too. LOL

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    1. They tend to work well together, that's for sure.

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  7. I was considering this one the other day when I firs stumbled upon it. I think it was being compared to Winter's Bone? That's the sure fire way to get me. lol

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    1. I never read Winter's Bone but am pretty sure I saw the movie. Didn't it star Jennifer Lawrence?

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  8. Ooh this sounds REALLY good. I love the idea of having to keep secrets that conflict with solving a crime. I like books set in winter too, it can add atmosphere, and that cover does rock.

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    1. I actually kind of thought it might be one you would like when I posted it.

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  9. Whoa, that's a big secret! Sounds like a good read to me!

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  10. Love that synopsis! It sounds like this is going to be quite a page-turner! It will be interesting to find out what happens in the end. I hope that you enjoy it. :)

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  11. The book sounds really good and that cover is awesome! Hope you enjoy it! :)

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  12. This sounds pretty intriguing! Also really liking the cover!! :D

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    1. Seems the cover is becoming quite popular.

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  13. Sounds interesting. The cover really is good. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it.

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  14. Oooh! This book sounds intense! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW !

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. I enjoy seeing your picks each week too!

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  15. Poker, dead bodies, and being framed for murder. Sounds like it will be a wild ride.

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    1. Yea, the poker doesn't sound too bad but dead bodies - leave me out of that huh?

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  16. This is another good find! And I know what you mean about books set in winter. I'm drawn to them too, especially horror or mystery thrillers.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Yes, they have to be horror or thriller/mysteries. I'm not much on contemporaries but when I do read them, I prefer them to be summer settings, not snow!

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  17. This one is completely new to me but it sounds great! I hope you enjoy it once you get the chance to read it.

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  18. I'm like you...I'm sick of winter in real life, but I do like stories about winter time and I love the covers.

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    1. I think lots of bookworms feel that way.

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  19. I love the cover too. It does sound like a great winter read too. Even though I'm completely over winter, I could still see myself curling up with this read in front of a nice fire.

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    1. Lots of people are completely over winter this year.

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  20. It definitely has a great cover! Good pick! Thanks for stopping by my CWW post earlier on Lisa Loves Literature.

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    1. Thanks for visiting the farm too Lisa.

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  21. That is a lovely cover and I can see why it called to you! I hope you enjoy it.

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  22. I’m so sick of winter also, but this does sound good!!

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  23. The cover is pretty great so I can see how it would put it on anyones radar!

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  24. That cover draws me in, too, especially since I've never seen snow up close and personal! Lol. As for the plot, it's not my usual type of read, but I do like how fiercely protective Jamie is of her younger brother Toby. The mystery is actually intriguing, too!

    Thanks for sharing! Thanks as well for commenting on my CWW post!! HUGS TO YOU AND THE BOYS, AND WOOF, WOOF TO THEM!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  25. Ohh great pick Barb, this is actually the first time I hear about this book. And it looks and sounds absolutely fantastic and right up my alley. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

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