Waiting on Wednesday 10/26/2022
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!
Be on the lookout for my review of Little Eve tomorrow! It worked a lot better for me than the first book I ever read by Catriona Ward, and has made me curious to check out more of her work.
Dickie’s protagonist is based on his nemesis, Sky, now dead. After the publication of Sky’s first novel, Looking Glass Sound, Sky’s fame and ego drove them apart. Dickie’s last book will be a thinly veiled account of their friendship, and later, their enmity — a poisonous, New England Brideshead Revisited. This is Dickie’s revenge.
As he writes, the lines between fiction and reality slip. Events in the manuscript start to chime eerily with the present. Dickie discovers notes in Sky’s handwriting in the cottage, written in his favorite green ink, making crushing comments about Dickie’s writing and broken heart. Is Sky haunting Dickie? Has Dickie murdered Sky — or the other way around?
As Dickie goes deeper into the work, a terrifying suspicion arises — that he himself may be an entirely fictional character, being written by Sky the novelist. Which version of the cottage, the sound — and which version of Dickie — is real?”