Can’t-Wait Wednesday – 16th September, 2020 #Brainfluffbookblog #CWC #WOW

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.


This week’s Can’t-Wait offering – The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton -release date 1st October

#historical thriller #crime

BLURB: It’s 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world’s greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent.

But no sooner are they out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. A twice-dead leper stalks the decks. Strange symbols appear on the sails. Livestock is slaughtered.

And then three passengers are marked for death, including Samuel.

Could a demon be responsible for their misfortunes?

With Pipps imprisoned, only Arent can solve a mystery that connects every passenger onboard. A mystery that stretches back into their past and now threatens to sink the ship, killing everybody on board.

I didn’t read his previous best-selling success, The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle but I was in the mood for a change when I requested this one – and delighted to be approved for a Netgalley arc. Is anyone else reading this one soon?




11 responses »

  1. I do have a Netgalley account but don´t use it that much. With no e-reader, reading an ebook on my cellphone is a bit of a torture for my eyes. But a historical thriller sounds great and I hope you will enjoy it. So congrats on the approval!

    • Thank you, Vi:)

      Urg, I don’t know how you do it, Vi! I have the old-style Kindle with the matt screen – no back-lit anything for me after spending the day in front of a computer monitor… I’m hoping it is a cracking adventure.

  2. I haven’t read The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, but I know it was well loved. I am sorry this one disappointed you, Sarah. The premise sounds so good. I hope you have a great week!

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