Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Murderer's Daughters


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Murderer's Daughters
By Randy Susan Meyers
Publication Date: January 19

From Amazon:

Mama was “no macaroni-necklace-wearing kind of mother.” She was a lipstick and perfume-wearing mother, a flirt whose estranged husband still hungered for her. After Mama threw him out, she warned the girls to never let Daddy in the house, an admonition that tears at ten-year-old Lulu whenever she thinks about the day she opened the door for her drunken father, and watched as he killed her mother, stabbed her five-year-old sister Merry and tried to take his own life.

As they grow into women, Lulu holds fast to her anger, denies her father’s existence and forces Merry into a web of lies about his death that eventually ensnares her own husband and daughters. Merry, certain their safety rests on placating her needy father, dutifully visits him, seeking his approval and love at the expense of her own relationships. As they strive to carve lives of their own, the specter of their father, unrepentant and manipulative even from behind bars, haunts them. And when they learn he’s about to be paroled, the house of cards they’ve built their lives on teeters on the brink of collapse.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave a link in the comments section!

41 comments:

Mary said...

This sounds really good - intense but good!
I'm waiting on this book.

Jenny said...

This looks so good!
here's mine

Alexa said...

oh that sounds a sad one. I'm waiting for this

Becky said...

That sounds interesting. =)

Here's mine.

INCiDeNT said...

Sounds so emotionally raw!

My WoW book is here.

Diane said...

This sounds good Jill; thanks

here is mine: http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-secrets-of-eden.html

PolishOutlander said...

Holy moly! Sounds riveting!
Here is my pick for the week

Ophelia99 said...

Look's good :-) Here's mine.

Book Crazy Jenn said...

HMM Intense! :) Looks like a good read...

I am waiting for Undone

Crazy-for-Books.com said...

This sounds really, really good! Going to add it to my wish list right now!!

Here's my pick this week!

Jennifer

Sab H. said...

Whoa!! That sounds awesome!! =) THANKS!

Mine's here!

Melanie said...

That sounds really intense! Here's mine: http://melaniesmusings.net/2009/11/wow-anxious-hearts-by-tucker-shaw.html

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Here is mine for the week! Thanks!

http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-iron-king-iron-fey.html

Nina said...

Very interesting! The title sounds very good.

Here's mine:
http://jadorehappyendings.blogspot.com/2009/11/wow-6.html

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Ooh, nice pick!

Here's mine: http://inwhichagirl.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html

Girl on a Mission said...

This one sounds pretty interesting. Here's mine: http://onlysexybooksallowed.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Wow, this book sounds pretty intense. Thanks for sharing.

Here's mine.

~Jennifer~ said...

Sounds interesting.

Here is mine.

Crystal said...

This sounds good - you always find the most interesting books.

Mine is here.

Pixie said...

Looks good. You can read mine here.

~Pixie

Joy said...

This sounds intense and like something I would want to pick up.
Here is mine.

Books and Life

Lizzy said...

Sounds really intense! Here's mine:
http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-november-18.html

Tynga said...

Here's my Waiting on Wednesday

Katy said...

That sounds like a heartbreaking book!

I'm waiting on this book.

oO Mariana Oo said...

Sounds good, nice cover. Here´s my WoW... is the first!! http://smartgirls-read.blogspot.com/2009/11/meme-waiting-on-wednesday.html

Kath said...

Wow, the title really draws you in and the description sounds really good. Nice choice!

Below is my WOW (Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland)

http://bookwormnation.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday_18.html

Ali said...

Sounds great! Here's mine!

Eli said...

Nice WOW! Here's mine:

http://tainted-poet.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-14.html

Erotic Horizon said...

Heres mine

http://erotichorizon.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-i-so-am.html

E.H

bermudaonion said...

Wow, what a story!

nomadreader said...

That one looks good! My pick this week is O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell.

runningforfiction said...

time to break out the ToRead list.
this week, I'm waiting for Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson.
http://runningforfiction.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday.html

~robby
runningforfiction.blogspot.com

Aimee said...

Sounds good.

This is mine:
http://myflutteringheart.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-1-wishful.html

-Aimee
http://myflutteringheart.blogspot.com

Amy said...

This sounds like a great book, very intense and emotional. My heart goes out to that poor little girl. I can't imagine the guilt she grew up with.

Wonderful pick! Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

robin_titan said...

Oh I've heard of that book! It sounds pretty darn good :) I hope you enjoy it when you read it.

Here's mine:
http://tvandbookaddict.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-fallen-by-lauren.html

inthehammockblog said...

This book looks so good, very deep! Here's mine!!

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW

thekams said...

This probably isn't a book I'd pick up, but it sounds good and intense.

Here's mine for the week!

vvb32 reads said...

pretty heavy stuff. looking forward to the reviews.
here's my WoW

Virginia said...

This looks SOOO good. I can't wait!

larramiefg said...

A beautifully written, intense debut that shows how the emotional scars of brutal domestic violence last forever. Usually not my reading choice, but Randy Susan Meyers' brilliant writing and insight is worthy of going beyond your comfort zone.