Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: So Much Pretty

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases.
I still wouldn't call myself a lover of mystery books, but after my introduction to Laura Lippman in I'd know you anywhere,  I realized that when the characters are well-written and the premise is thrilling they certainly have a lot of potential. I still think I'm liable to enjoy those which bend the genre a little which is why I'm really looking forward to So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman.
So Much Pretty is a novel about family, community, and storytelling.

The Pipers are a family built on optimism. On deeply felt ideals and commitment to their community. Claire and Gene moved with their precocious, beguiling daughter Alice to Haeden, New York for a fresh start, to give Alice the freedom and opportunity they always wanted for themselves. In doing so, they unwittingly re-write the story of her life.

Wendy White has strong roots in Haeden, a late-blooming young woman just striking out on her own, but mindful of family and home. Her story has a beginning and an end, but is missing the most important piece—the middle. What happened to Wendy White?

Stacey Flynn is a reporter, both a seeker and a teller of stories. It is gritty, relentless and ultimately reckless Flynn who will chronicle Wendy White’s existence from all the fragments she can find, and forge a path toward the end.

But only we will ever know the whole story.
Released March 2011 by Simon and Schuster, So Much Pretty looks like a novel of literary suspense combined with a bit of politics and a strong message and I am definitely looking forward to it.

How do you feel about mysteries which bend the genre outside of the stereotypical thriller? What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. Interesting cover but definitely sounds like a good read for any girl that has been uprooted suddenly. I speak from experience as a young girl and my dad in the army.

    My WOW

  2. Love a good mystery and this sound intriguing. Great pick!


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