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: Five Days of Fog by Anna Freeman
Expected Publication: November 1, 2018
London, December, 1952. At the beginning of what will come to be known as the Great Smog, Ruby Palmer waits to be released from prison.
At home her daughter, Florrie, also waits, knowing that the moment her mother returns she herself will face a choice: stay where she is, in the heart of her matriarchial and criminal family, or leave it all to make a safer, duller life with a decent young man. But what will she do if she’s too crooked to go straight, and too good to go bad?
Over the next four days, as London grinds to a halt in impenetrable and poisonous fog, Florrie will have to find her own path and the courage to stumble along it.
Five Days of Fog follows the last days of a crumbling female gang in post-war London, in a fog so thick that you can’t see your own feet. It’s a story of family, of finding your way, and of deciphering a route through the greyest areas of morality.
I absolutely LOVED Anna Freeman’s debut historical fiction novel, The Fair Fight, and was thrilled to discover she had another book about to be published. Five Days of Fog sounds like it will be just as gripping, atmospheric, and gritty as its predecessor. I can’t wait to get lost in this read, and am almost positive it will cement Anna Freeman as one of my new favorite authors.
Are you interested in this too? What book(s) are you waiting on this week?