My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR.
This book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley.
Today, Tuesday June 7, 2022 I want to introduce one of the ARCs on my TBR.
This novel will be published on June 16, 2022Publisher: Hachette UK / Hodder and Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529330137 – 400 pages
1) The author. Her debut novel “The Downstair’s Neighbor” was a 5 star read for me. I’m eager to see what she has to offer in her second novel.
2) The setting. A Lake Garda resort in Northern Italy. Need I say more?
3) The two protagonists are seemingly ‘unconnected’. I’m sure that discovering what their connection is will prove interesting.
4) The first chapter when Joanna appreciates the freedom of living alone.
From the prologue:
“I’ve seen so many storms rage over this lake. I know how the water blazes as if it’s on fire, how the rain blows in huge pillars between the mountains. I’ve watched flaming arrows of lightning dive towards the surface, and I’ve felt my hands clench in recognition of all that anger and energy. Like the wildest punk anthem I’ve ever heard, like a band trashing their own instruments, swept up in the anarchy of the moment. I’ve even shouted at storms the way a fan might scream during a gig – the closest I can get to that kind of freedom.”
The actual first chapter:
“Despite everything that had happened, there were times when Joanna loved living alone. When she woke to nothing but birdsong in the morning, and yellow light through her new curtains, and she could starfish across the bed into patches of coolness. Or when she came home after a busy day, poured a glass of wine, and sat in her shady little garden without having to talk or think. Nobody to gate-crash the quiet, to complicate that hard-earned sip of sauvignon blanc.”
Is this a title that you would consider adding to your TBR pile?
Have you read anything else by this author?
Why, or why not?
Let me know in the comments.