Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. (Button courtesy of Bewitched Bookworms.)

Here's what I'm looking forward to:

Title: Freak
Author: Jennifer Hillier
Release Date: August 7, 2012

From the author's website:
In the beautiful Pacific Northwest, one killer's stranglehold has finally ebbed. . . but another sick mind has waited for the perfect moment to pick up where the terror left off.

Sitting alone in a maximum-security prison cell, Abby Maddox is a celebrity.  Her claim to fame is the envy of every freak on the outside: she's the former lover of Ethan Wolfe, the killer who left more than a dozen dead women in his wake and nearly added Puget Sound State professor sheila Tao to the tally.  Now Abby, serving a twenty-year sentence for slashing a police officer's throat in a moment of rage, has little human contact⎯save for the letters that pour in from demented fans, lunatics, and creeps.  But a new wave of murders has given Abby a possible chance for a plea bargain⎯because this killer has been sending her love letters, and carving a message on the bodies of the victims:  free Abby Maddox.

Jerry Isaac will never forget the attack⎯or his attacker.  The hideous scarring and tortured speech are daily reminders that the one-time Seattle P.D. officer, now a private investigator, is just luck to be alive. Abby Maddox deserves to rot in jail⎯forever, as far as Jerry's concerned.  But she alone may possess crucial evidence⎯letters from this newest killer⎯that could crack open the disturbing case.  With the help of Professor Sheila Tao, seasoned police detective Mike Torrance, and intuitive criminology student Danny Mercy, Jerry must coax the shattering truth from isolated, dangerous Abby Maddox.  Can he put the pieces together before Abby's number one fan takes another life in the name of a killers perverted idea of justice?

Why I'm waiting:  Earlier this year I read Creep (my review) and loved it.  It's a psychological thriller that will keep the reader up late at night flipping the pages to see how it will end.  I'm looking forward to reading Freak to return to the lives of Dr. Sheila Tao (I have to know that she's okay!) and Abby.


  1. Oh, this one really grabbed me...he sounds like a Charlie Manson type killer...and I love books set in the Pacific Northwest. This setting adds to the "freak" factor.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I'm not one for thrillers, but this seems really good! Hope you enjoy it when it comes out! Great pick :)

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  3. I'm sort of a scaredy-cat when it comes to books like this but it definitely sounds interesting.

    Here's my TT If you'd like to check it out.

  4. This sounds so creepy and so good! Thanks for sharing.