Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday (238)



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.

So the public has spoken - Cass is now a full-time contributor to Can't Wait Wednesday.  That means each week you'll see two books here. Of course Cass is already lobbying for an increase in salary (at least he works for treats - and bandanas).



FROM GOODREADS:  From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes a reimagining of the classic gothic suspense novel, a story about an isolated mansion in 1950s Mexico -- and the brave socialite drawn to its treacherous secrets.

He is trying to poison me. You must come for me, Noemí. You have to save me.

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find -- her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.

Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough, smart, and has an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.

Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.

And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  Anyone who knows me knows I loved Certain Dark Things.  While I still need to read another book by her, this one sounds so wonderfully dark and lovely I know I won't be able to resist it.  

CASSIUS'S PICK:


SYNOPSIS: Emma Iverson is just settling into her new life at Little Tombstone, a rundown roadside tourist attraction she inherited from her aunt when Earp, the ancient and irritable pug who came with the place, drags in a single bloody work glove belonging to a local ranch hand who has gone missing.

It's up to Emma to find the missing man before her friend and handyman about the place is charged with murder. Her investigations are complicated by a spate of mail thefts, attempts to turn Earp into a social media sensation, and a local eccentric's insistence that some supernatural force is attempting to communicate with him by leaving cryptic messages in the crossword puzzles printed in the local paper.

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT: I know Mom has the first in this series and why she hasn't read it yet I don't know.  But when I saw this one, I added it to her wishlist so I'm sure she'll grab it soon.  I think the title is some play in a movie Mom watched once and I saw on TV.  But I'm pretty sure there weren't any pugs in the one I saw. 

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

34 comments:

  1. What a great cover pic Cass! That is so cute!

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    1. I like it too and you may see the 3rd in the series featured soon.

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  2. I love the covers of both books, Barb! And I'm adding both to my list.

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  3. Ahhhhhh! I would have picked Mexican Gothic this week if I weren't still highlighting Sci Fi! Expect to see it in next week's Future Fiction😉

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    1. I will keep an eye on it. I knew because of your sci-fi month I'd beat you to it this time around!

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  4. every time i see cassius' pic i can't help but smile. great taste in books. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. You know, I just realized how confusing this post is. Booker T has always been the CWW picture mascot but now Cass is picking. I may have to clarify that somehow!

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  5. Lonesome Glove looks awesome...that cover and title totally made me laugh. I'm going to have to check that one out. :D And I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Mexican Gothic has me really intrigued! I am curious about those treacherous secrets. I will have to make sure its on my TBR as well. :)

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    1. I love the author so here's hoping it measures up.

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  7. That's so cute having a pick from Cass!

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  8. Ooh, Mexican Gothic sounds amazing!

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  9. Not heard of either but they both sound really good!

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  10. Oooh! Mexican Gothic sounds AWESOME!

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    1. I think so too. Hope it measures up to Certain Dark Things.

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  11. Both of thoese sound good. And what great covers!

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  12. That is such an adorable cover for Lonesome Glove. Sounds like a great mystery too. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. Mexican Gothic sounds good, and I love the cover, too! 👍✨

    Tell Cass I love pugs. 😀

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    1. Pugs are adorable. I am drawn to all smooshy face dogs.

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  14. I like the cover for Mexican Gothic!

    My book this week is Shatter The Earth by Karen Chance... She's just confirmed the release date as January 20th so I'm super excited but also a little disappointed as it was expected to be December. Oh well, a few extra weeks waiting won't hurt! :)

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    1. I've read some by that author. At least it didn't get pushed back too far.

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  15. I want that gothic 1950s Mexican book in my life quite badly.
    Lynn :D

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  16. Lonesome Glove has such an adorable cover. These are both new to me but I hope you enjoy them!

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  17. Mexican Gothic looks amazing! I didn’t realize Garcia had another one coming out. And your doggy is very cute!

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