Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Under the Influence

"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:

Under the Influence
By Joyce Maynard

Publication Date: February 23

From Amazon:

Drinking cost Helen her marriage and custody of her seven-year-old son, Ollie. Once an aspiring art photographer, she now makes ends meet taking portraits of school children and working for a caterer. Recovering from her addiction, she spends lonely evenings checking out profiles on an online dating site. Weekend visits with her son are awkward. He’s drifting away from her, fast.

When she meets Ava and Swift Havilland, the vulnerable Helen is instantly enchanted. Wealthy, connected philanthropists, they have their own charity devoted to rescuing dogs. Their home is filled with fabulous friends, edgy art, and dazzling parties.

Then Helen meets Elliott, a kind, quiet accountant who offers loyalty and love with none of her newfound friends’ fireworks. To Swift and Ava, he’s boring. But even worse than that, he’s unimpressed by them.

As Helen increasingly falls under the Havillands’ influence—running errands, doing random chores, questioning her relationship with Elliott—Ava and Swift hold out the most seductive gift: their influence and help to regain custody of her son. But the debt Helen owes them is about to come due.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one is on my wish list...I love Joyce Maynard's books. Thanks for sharing.

Kerry-Ann McDade said...

Ahh this sounds amazing! I've never read this author before but it's going straight on my TBR! :)

Kimmy said...

I've never read any of her books - maybe this should be my first!

Renee said...

Sounds really good~ great pick!