Waiting on Wednesday 01/06/21

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!

Mogsy’s Pick

Survive the Night by Riley Sager (June 29th, 2021 by Dutton)

I read my first Riley Sager book last year, promised myself it wouldn’t be my last. This next one of his is going to be a 90s horror thriller, I can definitely get on board with that!

“It’s November 1991. George H. W. Bush is in the White House, Nirvana’s in the tape deck, and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a car with a man who might be a serial killer.

Josh Baxter, the man behind the wheel, is a virtual stranger to Charlie. They met at the campus ride board, each looking to share the long drive home to Ohio. Both have good reasons for wanting to get away. For Charlie, it’s guilt and grief over the murder of her best friend, who became the third victim of the man known as the Campus Killer. For Josh, it’s to help care for his sick father. Or so he says. Like the Hitchcock heroine she’s named after, Charlie has her doubts. There’s something suspicious about Josh, from the holes in his story about his father to how he doesn’t seem to want Charlie to see inside the car’s trunk. As they travel an empty highway in the dead of night, an increasingly worried Charlie begins to think she’s sharing a car with the Campus Killer. Is Josh truly dangerous? Or is Charlie’s suspicion merely a figment of her movie-fueled imagination?

What follows is a game of cat-and-mouse played out on night-shrouded roads and in neon-lit parking lots, during an age when the only call for help can be made on a pay phone and in a place where there’s nowhere to run. In order to win, Charlie must do one thing—survive the night.”

20 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 01/06/21”

  1. Ooh I just saw this one a Top Ten post yesterday and now you’re showcasing it! This sounds awesome, and I’ve been wanting to try riley Sager. Definitely adding this!

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  2. That book already give me chills Mogsy. That seems a heart pounding one! And that reminds me of my youth when indeed smartphones didn’t exist!

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  3. It’s fun looking back to times before cellphones and constant connectivity and how different the stories could be when it was so much more difficult to call out for help.

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