Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
My pick this week is Arcadia falls by Carol Goodman releasing March 9, 2010 by Ballantine Books. I have a few of Carol’s books on my shelf that I must get to but this one sounds way too good to pass up. Here’s a bit about it from Amazon.com…
There once was a girl who liked to pretend she was lost. . . .
Meg Rosenthal is driving toward the next chapter in her life. Winding along a wooded roadway, her car moves through a dense forest setting not unlike one in the bedtime stories Meg used to read to her daughter, Sally. But the girl riding beside Meg is a teenager now, and has exchanged the land of make-believe for an iPod and some personal space. Too much space, it seems, as the chasm between them has grown since the sudden, unexpected death of Meg’s husband.
Dire financial straits and a desire for a fresh start take Meg and Sally from a comfortable life on Long Island to a tucked-away hamlet in upstate New York: Arcadia Falls, where Meg has accepted a teaching position at a boarding school. The creaky, neglected cottage Meg and Sally are to call home feels like an ill portent of things to come, but Meg is determined to make the best of it—and to make a good impression on the school’s dean, the diminutive, elegant Ivy St. Clare.
St. Claire, however, is distracted by a shocking crisis: During Arcadia’s First Night bonfire, one of Meg’s folklore students, Isabel Cheney, plunges to her death in a campus gorge. Sheriff Callum Reade finds Isabel’s death suspicious, but then, he is a man with secrets and a dark past himself.
Meg is unnerved by Reade’s interest in the girl’s death, and as long-buried secrets emerge, she must face down her own demons and the danger threatening to envelop Sally. As the past clings tight to the present, the shadows, as if in a terrifying fairy tale, grow longer and deadlier.
In Arcadia Falls, award-winning author Carol Goodman deftly weaves a mesmerizing narrative of passion: for revenge, for art, for love.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? Plus, doesn’t it have a great cover? I like the richness of the color. What are you waiting for this week?
The cover really does invite the reader to open the book and find out what's inside!
That does sound good Dar. I have not read any of her books.
It does sound great! Someone had it in their mailbox this week and I was just a little bit jealous when I saw it.
Yes, it does sound really good!
Yes, looking forward to that one as well Dar. Here is my pick:
I've read most of her books, and almost all of them are set at boarding schools, with the main character being a teacher. The books are good, but I think she's overused the boarding school setting!
I haven't ready anything by this author yet but this does sound good!
I've been hoping that this was good…because I loved that cover!!!
A Bookshelf Monstrosity says
Ooh, yeah, this is a great pick. I just added it to my wishlist the other day…
That's an intriguing plot. Ever since I started watching shows like 'Bones' and 'Criminal Minds,' it's hard to pass up a good murder mystery.
Sounds like a good one!
Great cover too!
Sounds terrific. I'm waiting for the new Ian McEwan coming out in March. I love the cover on yours!
This is a great hook…
During Arcadia’s First Night bonfire, one of Meg’s folklore students, Isabel Cheney, plunges to her death in a campus gorge. Sheriff Callum Reade finds Isabel’s death suspicious, but then, he is a man with secrets and a dark past himself.
Sounds great. I hope it is as good as it sounds. Enjoy it!
Alice Teh says
You're right. The cover is beautiful!
Gwendolyn B. says
Oh! I just finished this one the other day. I loved it! Would you like my ARC?