Thursday, February 13, 2020

Waiting On Wednesday .... Saint X

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

** This was supposed to go live yesterday but Blogger had other ideas. It's a day late, but I still wanted to highlight this awesome sounding read **

This week's pick is Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin

Here is the Goodreads synopsis
Claire is only seven years old when her college-age sister, Alison, disappears on the last night of their family vacation at a resort on the Caribbean island of Saint X. Several days later, Alison’s body is found in a remote spot on a nearby cay, and two local men – employees at the resort - are arrested. But the evidence is slim, the timeline against it, and the men are soon released. The story turns into national tabloid news, a lurid mystery that will go unsolved. For Claire and her parents, there is only the return home to broken lives.

Years later, Claire is living and working in New York City when a brief but fateful encounter brings her together with Clive Richardson, one of the men originally suspected of murdering her sister. It is a moment that sets Claire on an obsessive pursuit of the truth - not only to find out what happened the night of Alison’s death but also to answer the elusive question: Who exactly was her sister? At seven, Claire had been barely old enough to know her: a beautiful, changeable, provocative girl of eighteen at a turbulent moment of identity formation.

As Claire doggedly shadows Clive, hoping to gain his trust, waiting for the slip that will reveal the truth, an unlikely attachment develops between them, two people whose lives were forever marked by the same tragedy.
This book seems to be made to appeal to those of us who are Murderinos. There is the murder mystery at the heart of this book. The main character who is obsessed with finding out what happened. I have a feeling it'll be on a lot of summer reading lists.

I am also intrigued by the story arc with the potential wrongful accusation. It seems to be focusing on how this event changed both of these characters lives. I hope that is the case and not one of him actually being guilty. Mostly because I think the other has much more potential and is offering a different perspective than you might expect in this type of story.

We don't even have long to wait as this comes out on the 18th of February.

Expected release date - February 18, 2020

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