Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday (137)


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:  Siblings Bert, Willet, and Pansy know better than to go swimming at the old rock quarry. According to their father, it's the devil's place, a place that's been cursed and forgotten. But Mississippi Delta summer days are scorching hot and they can't resist cooling off in the dark, bottomless water. Until the day six-year-old Pansy disappears. Not drowned, not lost . . . simply gone.

After years with no sign, no hope of ever finding Pansy alive, Bert and Willet have tried to move on. But as surely as their mother died of a broken heart, they can't let go. So when clues surface drawing them to the remote tip of Florida, they drop everything and drive south. Deep in the murky depths of the Florida Everglades they may find the answer to Pansy's mysterious disappearance . . . but truth, like the past, is sometimes better left where it lies.

Perfect for fans of Flannery O'Connor and Dorothy Allison, The Past Is Never is an atmospheric, haunting story of myths, legends, and the good and evil we carry in our hearts.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I love Gothic tales and I'm curious about the myths and legends woven into this one.  Sounds like a potential winner to me!

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

40 comments:

  1. This sounds like just your kind of thing...hope you get to grab it!

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    1. I managed to snatch an arc of Edelweiss so hopefully I'll be reading it soon. I posted this before I had it.

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  3. I just saw this on NetGalley and it does sound creepy. Plus I can't resist books with spooky trees on the cover!

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  4. Sounds a bit creepy - I hope you love it!

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  5. I don't read a lot of gothic novels but this one sounds pretty good!

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  6. It sounds intriguing, I hope you enjoy it. Lynn @ Ellesea Loves Reading

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  7. This sounds great! Hope you enjoy it! :)

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  8. I am not sure that I have ever read a gothic tale before. This book sounds quite intriguing and one that I will absolutely have to check out. Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

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  9. This sounds like it will be a great mystery. I last line, "haunting story of myths, legends, and the good and evil we carry in our hearts," totally grabbed me.

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    1. That is quite a line. Hope it's really good.

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  10. Ooo... I love the cover and this one sounds intriguingly creepy. My CWW this week is a cosy mystery coming out on New Year's Day - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/cant-wait-wednesday-20th-december-2017/

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    1. Cozy mysteries are awesome and I'm sure you know how much I enjoy them.

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  11. It really does sound like a really good one!! Great pick.

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  12. You always find the most atmospheric books! Adding this one to my watch list!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  13. This books sounds so good and I love the cover. so simple and effective.

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  14. That cover certainly does give me the chills, as does the blurb -- great, atmospheric pick! Barb!

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  15. I love southern gothic dark tales! This one sounds fantastic!

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  16. It sounds good. Hope you´ll enjoy your pick. Happy reading!
    My pick

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary

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  17. Oh, Barb, this sounds creepy, but also interesting! I might just give it a go! After all, I would love to find out if Bert and Willet finally find Pansy!

    Sorry for the late comment back....and THANKS for ALWAYS visiting my blog and commenting on my own CWW post!!

    Give the boys a BIG HUG from me, and thank them for wishing me a Merry Christmas!! Thanks to YOU, as well!!

    I hope all of you enjoy the most WONDERFUL Christmas ever!! I, too, am looking forward to reading more of your CWW posts (and I will read others, too!) in the coming year!!

    HUGS, SMOOCHES, AND WOOF, WOOF!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  18. Sounds good to me! I hope you love it once you get the chance to read it.

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