Waiting on Wednesday 01/11/23

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

The Only One Left by Riley Sager (June 20, 2023 by Dutton)

“Bestselling author Riley Sager returns with a Gothic chiller about a young caregiver assigned to work for a woman accused of a Lizzie Borden-like massacre decades earlier.

At seventeen, Lenora Hope
Hung her sister with a rope

Now reduced to a schoolyard chant, the Hope family murders shocked the Maine coast one bloody night in 1929. While most people assume seventeen-year-old Lenora was responsible, the police were never able to prove it. Other than her denial after the killings, she has never spoken publicly about that night, nor has she set foot outside Hope’s End, the cliffside mansion where the massacre occurred.

Stabbed her father with a knife
Took her mother’s happy life

It’s now 1983, and home-health aide Kit McDeere arrives at a decaying Hope’s End to care for Lenora after her previous nurse fled in the middle of the night. In her seventies and confined to a wheelchair, Lenora was rendered mute by a series of strokes and can only communicate with Kit by tapping out sentences on an old typewriter. One night, Lenora uses it to make a tantalizing offer—I want to tell you everything.

“It wasn’t me,” Lenora said
But she’s the only one not dead

As Kit helps Lenora write about the events leading to the Hope family massacre, it becomes clear there’s more to the tale than people know. But when new details about her predecessor’s departure come to light, Kit starts to suspect Lenora might not be telling the complete truth—and that the seemingly harmless woman in her care could be far more dangerous than she first thought.”

9 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 01/11/23”

  1. Even though I wasn’t totally in love with my first book by this author I’d still like to try again and I know you enjoyed his last book so I’m thinking this would be a good place to jump back in.
    Lynn 😀

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  2. This one could be good. The blurb certainly is. Those twisted nursery-style rhymes always remind of “One two, Freddie’s coming for you. Three, Four, better lock your door. Five, Six, grab your crucifix. Seven, Eight, never stay up late. Nine, Ten, never sleep again….” I still remember it after all these years (though no clue if I might have remembered parts wrong). Loved the Nightmare on Elm Street movies as a kid. 🙂

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