Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s WoW feature is:

In The After by Ashley Mackler-Paternostro
Expected publication: sometime late 2012

There is a reason fairy tales end when they do ... because happily ever after is just the beginning of real life.
Once upon a time in the quaint, forgotten coastal town of Joyce, Washington Emmy Burns existed in the middle of an inconsequential life that resembled a small-town fairy tale; days filled with caring for her daughter Avery, running her small but thriving pottery store, married to the only man she had ever loved. But all of that changed when the fog rolled out one beautiful morning, leaving emptiness where Emmy had stood only the day before. She had seemingly and without a sound vanished into the thick misty air of the Pacific Northwest, taking with her a lifetime of secrets.
In the aftermath Stephen Burns is content telling the police his wife must have simply chosen to walk away from him and their daughter. But Sidney Ruth, Emmy's closest friend, knows the truth. Sidney is the one person who had watched as the vines grew around the dark forest that was the Burn's marriage trapping Emmy inside and keeping everyone who loved her out.
Years of abuse has to lead to this moment. As the days unfurl so do the secrets Emmy kept walled away, leaving the people of Joyce wondering: What really happened to Emmy Burns in her happily ever after? [Goodreads]

Actually I was lucky to received a ebook ARC from the author a few weeks ago and I'm excited to dive into this. I've been a fan every since I read the authors first book The Milestone Tapes. If you haven't read it please check it out it's an awesome read. As soon as I read it I will post a review. I'm sure I will love this also.

*Goodreads says 10/16/12 but I couldn't confirm the date through Amazon or BN. So I went with the date given on the authors website


  1. This book sounds awesome. I hope you like it, and I look forward to your review.
    Here's my WoW.

  2. hi ashley thanks for stopping by! I hope you come back and see the review when I'm done. I'm off to see your WoW now.

  3. Great pick. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I hadn't heard of this book before so thank you for selecting it! I'm not sure if I will read it or not but thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)