Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Golden State

"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:

Golden State
By Stephanie Kegan

Publication Date: February 17

From Amazon:

All her life, Natalie Askedahl has been the good girl, an obedient team player. Growing up as the youngest child in one of California’s most prominent political families, she worshiped her big brother, Bobby, a sensitive math prodigy who served as her protector and confidante. But after Bobby left home at sixteen on a Harvard scholarship, something changed between them as Bobby retreated deeper into his own head. Now that Natalie is a happily married, with a lawyer husband, two young daughters, and a house in the Berkeley Hills, her only real regret is losing Bobby.

Then, a bomb explodes in the middle of her ideal-seeming life. Her oldest daughter is on the Stanford campus when one person is killed and another maimed. Worse, other attacks follow across California. Frightened for her family, Natalie grows obsessed with the case of the so-called Cal Bomber, until she makes an unthinkable discovery: the bomber’s infamous manifesto reads alarmingly like the last letter she has from Bobby, whom she has seen only once in 15 years.

Unable to face the possibility that her sweet brother could be a monster and a murderer, is confronted with a terrible choice, about who to sacrifice and who to protect. The decision she makes will send her down a rabbit hole of confusion, lies, and betrayals that threaten to destroy her relationships with everyone she holds dear. As her life splits irrevocably into before and after, what she begins to learn is that some of the most dangerous things in the world are the stories we tell ourselves.

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

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Anonymous said...

I'm currently waiting on Alice Clayton's "Last Call"! It's #2.5 in the Cocktail series (the whole concept of decimal point series installments still hasn't sunk in yet), and it (hopefully) will give the perfect HEA for my favorite couple, Simon and Caroline!

Kristin A. said...

Golden State sounds good. I wonder if her brother will indeed turn out to be the bomber or not.

Jill Hoke said...
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Jill Hoke said...

I think I'll be adding Golden State to my TBR. It sounds really good.

Brittersweet said...

I'm waiting on The Stars Never Rise!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this one is going on my list! Thanks....

Lisa Mandina said...

Sounds like a pretty intense read. Thanks for sharing!

chucha said...

eagerly waiting for The Game Plan by R.L. Matthewson