Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Feed Your TBR - Ghost Island


Can't Wait Wednesday, which I have adapted to better suit my blog as "Feed Your TBR" 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. 

February 27, 2024

FROM GOODREADS: On a secluded island, homicide detective Jessica Niemi must investigate a drowning that is tied to a frightening ghostly legend in this riveting new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of THE WITCH HUNTER.

Jessica Niemi is put on leave after a violent altercation between her and a belligerent man makes headlines. To escape the unwanted scrutiny, Jessica travels to a remote island in the Åland archipelago and rents a room at a small seaside inn. She is hoping to be left alone as she faces the possibility that she is losing what is left of her sanity but three elderly visitors have arrived at the inn for their yearly sojourn. Jessica learns that they are the remaining ‘birds of spring’, former refugees who fled Finland as children during World War II and lived together for a few months in an orphanage on the island.

The orphanage no longer exists but the local legend about one of its inhabitants, a girl named Maija, still haunts the surviving orphans. Every evening Maija would put on her blue coat and stand on the pier, looking out at the dark water until one night, she disappeared and was never seen again. When one of the ‘birds of spring’ is found dead, drowned alongside the same pier, and Jessica learns about two other deaths from the past, also connected to the orphanage, she has no choice but to try and put the pieces of this terrifying mystery together.

Jessica can’t be sure whether she’s facing a killer or—just like the legend says—the ghost of Maija, the girl in the blue coat. Uncertain what is real and what is not, Jessica desperately searches for answers that she hopes will stop the murders and finally silence her own demons once and for all… 

WHY I CAN'T WAIT: I'm going to be honest, it's pretty much the cover. This looks like the perfect book to squeeze in at the tail end of winter when it releases, and the synopsis doesn't sound bad either. 


  1. I can see why the cover drew you in - it has lots of intrigue! I hope that you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it.

  2. This sounds really good. It really does have a great cover, too. I hope you enjoy it when you get it.

  3. I like the cover and the description.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  4. I like the blend of legend and reality and wondering how much of one is in the other. It sounds good. Hope you enjoy it!

  5. A ghostly legend and a secluded island? I'm in! :D

  6. This sounds really good, I'm up for anything with ghosts, to be honest😁

  7. Ooh, this sounds really good! Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. Love the sound of this- so atmospheric