Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I’m waiting on: The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin
Expected Release Date: February 8th, 2018
The year is 1831
Down the murky alleyways of London, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and no one is willing to speak out on behalf of the city’s vulnerable poor as they disappear from the streets.
Out of these shadows comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to escape the slums by any means possible.
When Hester is thrust into the world of the aristocratic Brock family, she leaps at the chance to improve her station in life under the tutelage of the fiercely intelligent and mysterious Rebekah Brock. But whispers from her past slowly begin to poison her new life and both she and Rebekah are lured into the most sinister of investigations.
Hester and Rebekah find themselves crossing every boundary they’ve ever known in pursuit of truth, redemption and passion. But their trust in each other will be tested as a web of deceit begins to unspool, dragging them into the blackest heart of a city where something more depraved than either of them could ever imagine is lurking . . .
This sounds like an engrossing, atmospheric, and deliciously dark historical fiction novel. I’m hoping it will remind me of some of my favorites: Sarah Waters, The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman, and The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber. The Wicked Cometh may soon find its way into my Book Depository shopping cart. It’s exactly the type of book I’m craving this winter. And how can I possibly resist that stunning cover?!
What book(s) are you waiting on this week?