This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.
I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday full of good reading! This week I will be talking about another book that is coming out next year that I am super excited about. This one won’t come out until April, but I have already snagged a copy on NetGalley. I love this author’s work, and I am sure this one will be just as good as the others.
The Last Word by Taylor Adams
Publication Date: April 25, 2023
Summery from Goodreads:
Emma Carpenter lives in isolation with her golden retriever Laika, house-sitting an old beachfront home on the rainy Washington coast. Her only human contact is her enigmatic old neighbor, Deek, and (via text) the house’s owner, Jules.
One day, she reads a poorly written—but gruesome—horror novel by the author H. G. Kane, and posts a one-star review that drags her into an online argument with none other than the author himself. Soon after, disturbing incidents start to occur at night. To Emma, this can’t just be a coincidence. It was strange enough for this author to bicker with her online about a lousy review; could he be stalking her, too?
As Emma digs into Kane’s life and work, she learns he has published sixteen other novels, all similarly sadistic tales of stalking and murder. But who is he? How did he find her? And what else is he capable of?
This sounds so good and a cautionary tale about not writing negative reviews. This is another one that I may have to read a bit earlier than I usually do. Like I mentioned about, this author has not disappointed me yet with any of his books. I also like that this one is set in my home state.
It is hard to believe that we are getting so close to the end of the year. It has been a bit if a busy fall, and at times stressful, but overall a pretty enjoyable time. I am still doing ok with my goodreads goal, and with a five day weekend coming up I hope to make up some ground.