Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Day 398 - Books I'm Waiting On Wednesday

I'm trying so hard to read what's already on my shelves, the specially priced items on Kindle and Nook websites, and my review books...


And then, as I knew it would happen, the blogosphere shows me this beauty: 

The Right Side by Spencer Quinn


to make matters even more difficult...
the author, Spencer Quinn, is the author of the Chet and Bernie series I'm getting ready to start. 

How am I supposed to stay focused??

Here's the synopsis and first remarks from Amazon: 
(I've highlighted in red the parts that yell at me loud and clear that I must read this book!)

“Brilliant. Deeply felt, but totally under control. I loved it.” —Stephen King

“A great suspense novel, and so much more. You won’t forget the heroic LeAnne Hogan—and the same goes for her dog! Not to be missed. —Harlan Coben

In this riveting new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of the Chet and Bernie mystery series, a deeply damaged female soldier home from the war in Afghanistan becomes obsessed with finding a missing girl, gains an unlikely ally in a stray dog, and encounters new perils beyond the combat zone.

LeAnne Hogan went to Afghanistan as a rising star in the military, and came back a much lesser person, mentally and physically. Now missing an eye and with half her face badly scarred, she can barely remember the disastrous desert operation that almost killed her. She is confused, angry, and suspects the fault is hers, even though nobody will come out and say it.

Shattered by one last blow—the sudden death of her hospital roommate, Marci—LeAnne finds herself on a fateful drive across the country, reflecting on her past and seeing no future. Her native land is now unfamiliar, recast in shadow by her one good eye, her damaged psyche, and her weakened body. Arriving in the rain-soaked small town in Washington state that Marci had called home, she makes a troubling discovery: Marci’s eight-year-old daughter has vanished. When a stray dog—a powerful, dark, unreadable creature, no one’s idea of a pet—seems to adopt LeAnne, a surprising connection is formed and something shifts inside her. As she becomes obsessed with finding Marci’s daughter, LeAnne and her inscrutable canine companion are drawn into danger as dark and menacing as her last Afghan mission. This time she has a strange but loyal fellow traveler protecting her blind side.

Enthralling, suspenseful, and psychologically nuancedThe Right Side introduces one of the most unforgettable protagonists in modern fiction: isolated, broken, disillusioned—yet still seeking redemption and purpose—LeAnne takes hold of you and never lets go.



  1. Authors conspire to make us overload our tbrs...I blame them for my huge reading pile! That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it...This book sounds pretty interesting and I know a blogger friend who is going to go mad for this one!

  2. Yup, you totally need this book. I need this book. WHEW.

  3. I love the Chet and Bernie series. I'm sure this is going to be good too.

    1. The first Chet and Bernie is up next for me :) I can't wait!

  4. This sounds awesome!! Thanks for putting it on my radar!!

  5. I know what you mean about not finding more books to add to my TBR, but I've given up on ever getting that finished. :-) Great pick!
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  6. This one sounds really interesting albeit dark and complex. Though I've not read anything by this author, it's always fun to discover potential new reads and authors. Thanks for sharing! :)

    ...also thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland.