Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday (293)


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: A woman trapped on a mountain attempts to survive more than one kind of monster, in a dread-inducing horror novel from the national bestselling author Christina Henry.

Mattie can't remember a time before she and William lived alone on a mountain together. She must never make him upset. But when Mattie discovers the mutilated body of a fox in the woods, she realizes that they're not alone after all.

There's something in the woods that wasn't there before, something that makes strange cries in the night, something with sharp teeth and claws.

When three strangers appear on the mountaintop looking for the creature in the woods, Mattie knows their presence will anger William. Terrible things happen when William is angry.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I really want to know what happens when William gets angry and you know I love horror set in snow!


Jazz Ramsey is just getting used to the idea that her on-again-off-again beau, Nick, might actually be a permanent fixture, when she gets a strange call in the middle of the night from his mother: There’s a dead man in her backyard. Nick’s mom has a long history of drinking and a vivid imagination, so when no evidence of a body is found in the vicinity, Jazz is about ready to write off the claim.

Just to be on the safe side, she brings over a human remains detection dog to sniff out the area, and to her surprise the animal leads her and the police to a nearby park, where a the body of a middle-aged man has been found. More surprising still is the photograph found in the man’s pocket—of Nick’s mother holding her infant son.

She claims not to know who the man is, but the cops find out soon enough: he’s a recently paroled convict who served thirty-five years for murder. So what was he doing in Cleveland, and what does he have to do with Nick? Painful as the answers may be, Jazz is determined to find them—even if it means risking her own life.

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT:  I know Mom likes this series a lot as she is actually current on it.  This is the third book and I'm glad to see Mom has another one featuring Jazz and her cadaver dog.



  1. Near The Bone sounds like it's going to be a wild read - love the setting, too!

  2. I'm super excited for Near the Bone too! I love snowy settings😁

  3. we have the same taste in books so i always look forward to what you have to share. i hope you 'both' enjoy the books
    sherry @ fundinmental

  4. Horror set in snow is kind of awesome, isn't it? :)

  5. Oooh! Both of these books sound creepy! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  6. I'm really looking forward to that Christina Henry book too! I love her work, and the horror set in snow is a bonus :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  7. Okay, the new Jazz Ramsey blurb is calling to me -- do you think I can jump in at this book? LOL! I'm so bad -- I should go back to the beginning but this one sounds sooo good!

  8. I need to read Christina Henry, that one sounds good! And of course I love the dog cover too!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  9. Ooh William sounds like a bit of a psycho and that makes me curious! It already has the isolation, a potential monster and human conflict...sounds like my kind of book!

  10. The A Trail of Lies cover is great. 👏👏👏✨