Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, that spotlights the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to read. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine. You can find out more here.
This week I’m waiting on: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Expected Publication: January 8th, 2019
A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child.
Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life.
Is it a miracle?
Is it magic?
Or can it be explained by science?
Replete with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield’s bestseller The Thirteenth Tale.
How good does this sound?! The Thirteenth Tale is one of my favorites, and I hope Once Upon a River will become one as well. The advanced reviews seem to be promising. Setterfield’s evocative writing, plenty of mystery, a dash of magic, memorable characters, and an atmospheric setting seem like a winning combination to me!
Are you interested in this too? What book(s) are you waiting on this week?