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

Crooked River by Valerie Geary
Expected Publication: October 14, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow

He is not evil. I am not good.

We are the same: broken and put back together again.

Still grieving the sudden death of their mother, Sam and her younger sister Ollie McAlister move from the comforts of Eugene to rural Oregon to live in a meadow in a teepee under the stars with Bear, their beekeeper father. But soon after they arrive, a young woman is found dead floating in Crooked River, and the police arrest their eccentric father for the murder.

Fifteen-year-old Sam knows that Bear is not a killer, even though the evidence points to his guilt. Unwilling to accept that her father could have hurt anyone; Sam embarks on a desperate hunt to save him and keep her damaged family together.

I see things no one else does.

I see them there and wish I didn’t. I want to tell and can’t.

Ollie, too, knows that Bear is innocent. The Shimmering have told her so. One followed her home from her mom’s funeral and refuses to leave. Now, another is following Sam. Both spirits warn Ollie: the real killer is out there, closer and more dangerous than either girl can imagine.

Told in Sam and Ollie’s vibrant voices, Crooked River is a family story, a coming of age story, a ghost story, and a psychological mystery that will touch reader’s hearts and keep them gripped until the final thrilling page.

Why I Can’t Wait…
Hello! Tell me you didn’t just read that and NOT want to read it also?? I so need to get my hands on a copy ASAP. This book sounds amazing and dark, which I love. Definitely the perfect read for the fall.

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  1. Wow, this sounds amazing! :o Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. This one sounds really good!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Sounds like an intense read. Right up my alley. I'm curious about the story.

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  4. This one sounds interesting...there definitely seems to be a lot going on!

  5. Psychological mystery? I'm in. That's all it takes, haha.

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  6. This one sounds a bit interesting and creepy. I'm not sure if I will read it, but I can say that I am interested. :D
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  7. That blurb definitely grabbed me! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy. Here's mine: “YOU”

  8. Awesome pick! I haven't heard of this one yet. I have to go check it out!

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  9. Hadn't heard about this one! it looks amazing :) Adding it to my TBR list, thanks for sharing.

    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

  10. I read it, and yes I want to read it :D

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