Waiting On Wednesday: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is:
Maplecroft: The Borden Dispatches
by Cherie Priest
Dark Fantasy, Horror, Historical
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
Paperback, 448 pages
by Roc Trade
Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks; and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one....
The people of Fall River, Massachusetts, fear me. Perhaps rightfully so. I remain a suspect in the brutal deaths of my father and his second wife despite the verdict of innocence at my trial. With our inheritance, my sister, Emma, and I have taken up residence in Maplecroft, a mansion near the sea and far from gossip and scrutiny.
But it is not far enough from the affliction that possessed my parents. Their characters, their very souls, were consumed from within by something that left malevolent entities in their place. It originates from the ocean’s depths, plaguing the populace with tides of nightmares and madness.
This evil cannot hide from me. No matter what guise it assumes, I will be waiting for it. With an axe.
Scary, yes? I'm curious and excited to see how this story takes the Lizzie Borden story (actually happened) and combines it with paranormal and historical details and creates "an all-new dark fantasy series starring axe-wielding heroine Lizzie Borden." This sounds like a supernatural thriller with a kick-ass heroine and tons of dark and rich atmosphere!