Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday (236)


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: The first in a delightful new cozy series by Hannah Dennison, featuring two sisters who inherit an old hotel in the remote Scilly Islands and find it full of intrigue, danger, and romance.

When Evie Mead’s husband, Robert, suddenly drops dead of a heart attack, a mysterious note is found among his possessions. It indicates that Evie may own the rights to an old hotel on Tregarrick Rock, one of the Islands of Scilly.

Still grieving, Evie is inclined to leave the matter to the accountant to sort out. Her sister Margot, however, flown in from her glamorous career in LA, has other plans. Envisioning a luxurious weekend getaway, she goes right ahead and buys two tickets—one way—to Tregarrick.

Once at the hotel—used in its heyday to house detective novelists, and more fixer-upper than spa resort, after all—Evie and Margot attempt to get to the bottom of things. But the foul-tempered hotel owner claims he's never met the late Robert, even after Evie finds framed photos of them—alongside Robert's first wife—in his office. The rest of the island inhabitants, ranging from an ex-con receptionist to a vicar who communicates with cats, aren't any easier to read.

But when a murder occurs at the hotel, and then another soon follows, frustration turns to desperation. There’s no getting off the island at high tide. And Evie and Margot, the only current visitors to Tregarrick, are suspects one and two. It falls to them to unravel secrets spanning generations—and several of their own—if they want to make it back alive.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT: I love the idea of a mystery on an island and the threat of high tide meaning no one can leave.  Also, I kind of fell in love with the cover but don't tell Cass because there's a cat on the cover!

CASSIUS'S PICK:


FROM GOODREADS: Second in a new series from national bestselling author Kylie Logan, The Secrets of Bones is a riveting mystery following Jazz Ramsey as she trains a cadaver dog.
Assembly Day at St. Catherine's dawns bright and cloudless as professional woman gather from all around Ohio to talk to the schoolgirls about their careers in medicine, at NASA, and as yoga instructors. Administrative assistant Jazz Ramsey is involved herself, giving the girls a taste of her lifelong passion: cadaver dog training. Her adorable new puppy Wally hasn't been certified yet, so she borrows the fully-trained Gus from a friend and hides a few bones in the unused fourth floor of the school for him to find.
The girls are impressed when Gus easily finds the first bone, but for the second Gus seems to have lost the scent, and heads confidently to a part of the floor where Jazz is sure no bones are hidden—at least not any that she's put there. But Gus is a professional, and sure enough, behind a door that shouldn't have been opened in decades, is a human skeleton.
Jazz recognizes the skeleton as Bernadette Quinn, an ex-teacher at the school who'd never returned after one Christmas break, though letters and postcards from her had seemed to indicate there was no cause for worry. But now it seems Bernadette never left the school at all, and her hiding place makes it clear: this was murder.
Bernadette's strident personality means there are a plethora of suspects inside the school and out of it, and as Jazz gets closer to the truth she can't help but wonder if someone might be dogging her footsteps . . .

WHY CASS CAN'T WAIT:  Mom loved the first book in this series and was thrilled when she saw the second one announced.  In the first one Jazz was dogsitting but now she has her own pup again and how cute is the name Wally???  
And Mom thinks she's slick, trying to sneak a cat past me!

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


32 comments:

  1. I knew she wasn't going to sneak that cat past you Cass-you're way too smart for that!

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    1. Yes, Cass is WAY too smart for his own good!

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  2. I like the cover for Death at High Tide, cat included (sorry Cass!) The idea that they are stuck there bc of the tide really is creepy.

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    1. Cass forgives you. He almost caught a cat in our backyard last week though.

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  3. Cass has had some great picks lately! I am really curious to know more about this cadaver dog. ;)

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    1. Cass has very good taste in books...usually :)

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  4. Both these books sound great, Barb, and I love the covers! I read the first book by Kylie Logan, too, and didn't know when the next book was coming out so thank you for bring it to my attention!

    And I knew Cass wouldn't be fooled.

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    1. I've been waiting for the announcement. Can't wait to see where the series is headed after the ending on the first one.

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  5. Wow, these both sound great. You've totally hooked me!

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  6. ooh, a cat book and a dog book this week! Hope you get both soon!
    Check out my Wednesday post

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  7. a love dogs and whenver i see them on the cover of a book i have to check it out. hope you get a chance to enjoy them
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Thanks Sherry and thanks for always visiting!

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  8. Both of these books sound so good! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. Can't wait to read Kylie Logan's second book! I really liked the first one. :)

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    1. It was really good. Not sure I like her ex but we'll see where that heads. Maybe I'll change my opinion.

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  10. Oh yeah- the island thing with high tide and all that- that sounds so fun! I'll have to keep a look out for this one.

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    1. That aspect of it really caught my attention too!

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  11. Oooh! Both books sound interesting! Great picks!


    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  12. You both chose some great picks this week!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  13. That sounds like such a great premise for a cozy. I hope you enjoy it!

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  14. Both books sound intriguing. I hope you enjoy them!

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  15. I love Cass's choice. That cover - the dog on it looks like an adult version of my dog! It kind of looks like an Airedale?
    Lynn :D

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    1. You need to check out the first one. It was a great start to a new series.

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