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HUMP DAY READING IN SEPTEMBER…

Today I’m participating in WWW Wednesdays, at Taking on a World of Words Here’s how it works:

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next, and/or what are you eagerly awaiting?

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CURRENTLY READING:  Seven Letters, by J. P. Monninger, a NetGalley ARC – Release Date on 10/8/19

A poignant love story of the ways the world divides two souls—and the way that love brings them together.

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BOOKS READ & REVIEWED IN SEPTEMBER SO FAR:

I haven’t participated in this event in a while (July), so when I planned to list what I had read since the last time, there were too many.

My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding, by Wendy Wax

California Girls, by Susan Mallery

The Last Widow, by Karin Slaughter

Lady in the Lake, by Laura Lippman

Nanaville, by Anna Quindlen

The Favorite Daughter, by Patti Callahan Henry

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

I have been reading some great reviews about Elevator Pitch, by Linwood Barclay, so I had to download it today.  I hope to read it soon.

Synopsis:  The New York Times bestselling author of A Noise Downstairs and No Time for Goodbye returns with an edge-of-your-seat thriller that does for elevators what Psycho did for showers and Jaws did for the beach—a heart-pounding tale in which a series of disasters paralyzes New York City with fear.

It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower. Each presses a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, non-stop, to the top. Once there, it stops for a few seconds, and then plummets.

Right to the bottom of the shaft.

It appears to be a horrific, random tragedy. But then, on Tuesday, it happens again, in a different Manhattan skyscraper. And when Wednesday brings yet another high-rise catastrophe, one of the most vertical cities in the world—and the nation’s capital of media, finance, and entertainment—is plunged into chaos.

Clearly, this is anything but random. This is a cold, calculated bid to terrorize the city. And it’s working. Fearing for their lives, thousands of men in women working in offices across the city refuse leave their homes. Commerce has slowed to a trickle. Emergency calls to the top floors of apartment buildings go unanswered.

Who is behind this? Why are they doing it? What do these deadly acts of sabotage have to do with the fingerless body found on the High Line? Two seasoned New York detectives and a straight-shooting journalist must race against time to find the answers before the city’s newest, and tallest, residential tower has its ribbon-cutting on Thursday.

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That is my month so far.  What did yours look like?

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19 thoughts on “HUMP DAY READING IN SEPTEMBER…

  1. I love the idea of Elevator Pitch – the fact that these randomised killings also paralyse a whole city which has gone up, instead out sprawled out… You clearly have had a wonderful set of September reads so far, Laurel.

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