Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Waiting On Wednesday #155 - Yesternight

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is -


Yesternight - Cat Winters 
ISBN - 9780062440860
Publisher - William Morrow
Release date - October 4 2016

From the author of The Uninvited comes a haunting historical novel with a compelling mystery at its core.  A young child psychologist steps off a train, her destination a foggy seaside town. There, she begins a journey causing her to question everything she believes about life, death, memories, and reincarnation.

In 1925, Alice Lind steps off a train in the rain-soaked coastal hamlet of Gordon Bay, Oregon. There, she expects to do nothing more difficult than administer IQ tests to a group of rural schoolchildren. A trained psychologist, Alice believes mysteries of the mind can be unlocked scientifically, but now her views are about to be challenged by one curious child.

Seven-year-old Janie O’Daire is a mathematical genius, which is surprising. But what is disturbing are the stories she tells: that her name was once Violet, she grew up in Kansas decades earlier, and she drowned at age nineteen. Alice delves into these stories, at first believing they’re no more than the product of the girl’s vast imagination.  But, slowly, Alice comes to the realization that Janie might indeed be telling a strange truth.

Alice knows the investigation may endanger her already shaky professional reputation, and as a woman in a field dominated by men she has no room for mistakes. But she is unprepared for the ways it will illuminate terrifying mysteries within her own past, and in the process, irrevocably change her life.


Apart from loving the cover and all of Cat Winters' previous books this was a bit of a no-brainer for me. Historical fiction with a maybe supernatural twist? Yes please! It also sounds vaguely reminiscent of a film starring Rebecca Hall, called The Awakening, about a psychic debunker who goes to a school to prove it's not haunted. Anyone else seen it? 

8 comments:

  1. I need to seriously read a Cat Winters book. This one sounds awesome. I just grabbed The Uninvited for my kindle a few weeks ago when it was $1.99. This one is going on the TBR.

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  2. This one is new to me! Thanks for sharing

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    Leydy @ OUAT

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  3. I just saw this one Shannon's list yesterday and was drawn to the cover -- and then I read the description and now I have to read this!

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  4. I'm usually not a big historical fan but this one is calling my name! I'll definitely have to check it out!

    Christy @ Novel Ink

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  5. Oh wow! Cat is on fire! This is like the third book I've seen from her for this year. She's a great writer I hear, and this looks and sounds intriguing. Hope we'll all enjoy the story. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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  6. I haven't read anything by this author before. I hope you enjoy reading this book.
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  7. I nearly picked this one too! I love Cat Winters and this cover makes me so happy!

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  8. This book is new to me, but that cover and synopsis though! I just may have to add this to my TBR...

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