Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
The Whispering Dead
Poisoned Pen Press, May 2021
Mystery, Horror, Supernatural
From the publisher—
Homeless, hunted, and desperate to escape a bitter storm, Keira takes refuge in an abandoned groundskeeper’s cottage. Her new home is tucked away at the edge of a cemetery, surrounded on all sides by gravestones: some recent, some hundreds of years old, all suffering from neglect.
And in the darkness, she can hear the unquiet dead whispering.
The cemetery is alive with faint, spectral shapes, led by a woman who died before her time…and Keira, the only person who can see her, has become her new target. Determined to help put the ghost to rest, Keira digs into the spirit’s past life with the help of unlikely new friends, and discovers a history of deception, ill-fated love, and murder.
But the past is not as simple as it seems, and Keira’s time is running out. Tangled in a dangerous web, she has to find a way to free the spirit…even if it means offering her own life in return.
Why am I waiting so eagerly? Well, for one thing, I’m curious to see how this book plays out because I’m not accustomed to seeing mysteries this creepy (apparently) from Poisoned Pen Press, a favorite publisher for many years. I don’t often seek out supernatural crime fiction but something about this description is calling my name and, besides, I’m in the mood for something a little different from my usual fare. Also, I love the title 😄