Waiting on Wednesday 01/30/19
Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!
Unraveling by Karen Lord (June 4, 2019 by DAW)
I’ve been waiting years for Karen Lord to write another novel, after reading The Galaxy Game and wanting to check out more of her work. So I was thrilled when I found out she will have a new book coming out this summer, a fantasy mystery involving solving puzzles and a Trickster. I also love this cover.
“In this standalone fantasy novel by an award-winning author, the dark truth behind a string of unusual murders leads to an otherworldly exploration of spirits, myth, and memory, steeped in Caribbean storytelling.
Dr. Miranda Ecouvo, forensic therapist of the City, just helped put a serial killer behind bars. But she soon discovers that her investigation into seven unusual murders is not yet complete. A near-death experience throws her out of time and into a realm of labyrinths and spirits. There, she encounters brothers Chance and the Trickster, who have an otherworldly interest in the seemingly mundane crimes from her files.
It appears the true mastermind behind the murders is still on the loose, chasing a myth to achieve immortality. Together, Miranda, Chance, and the Trickster must travel through conjured mazes, following threads of memory to locate the shadowy killer. As they journey deeper, they discover even more questions that will take pain and patience to answer. What is the price of power? Where is the path to redemption? And how can they stop the man–or monster–who would kill the innocent to live forever?”
Oh wow this sounds good, and nicely different. I’m really curious about the Trickster angle, and the Caribbean setting too.
Yeah, Karen Lord is huge in Caribbean fiction circles, I’m really looking forward to see what this one has in store!
I agree about the cover and it seems to fit the plot really well.
That’s a new to me one! Intriguing cover too. I hope you enjoy this one once you read it!
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This sounds different to me and I like the fact that it is a stand alone!
Haha yep, juggling as many series as we do, seeing “standalone” in a novel’s description can be a great relief 😀
I have not yet read Karen Lord, but boy am I on board for this book!
I’ve only read Galaxy Game which came out like 4 years ago I think? I believe she’s written short stories since, but you know how I am with short fiction 🙂 I’ve been waiting for another Karen Lord novel and I was so glad to see this one!
SOunds good 🙂
What an intriguing concept! I will keep a close watch on this one, thank you! 🙂
I have yet to read any of Karen Lord’s work but I’d love to check out some of her stuff at some point. This sounds good! Hope you enjoy it!
I’ve not read this author but I’m intrigued by this one so will add to my wishlist.