Welcome to another Waiting on Wednesday, our special day for sharing upcoming book releases. Hop on over to Breaking the Spine to find out what everyone else is excited about.
Today I am excited to feature an upcoming release from an author I have enjoyed. Leah Stewart’s newest book is The New Neighbor, coming on July 7, 2015.
Blurb: In the tradition of Zoe Heller’s What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal, The New Neighbor is a darkly sophisticated novel about an old woman’s curiosity turned into a dangerous obsession as she becomes involved in her new neighbor’s complicated and cloaked life.
Ninety-year-old Margaret Riley is content hiding from the world. Stoic and independent, she rarely leaves the Tennessee mountaintop where she lives, finding comfort in the mystery novels that keep her company, that is, until she spots a woman who’s moved into the long-empty house across the pond.
Jennifer Young is also looking to hide. On the run from her old life, she and her four-year-old son Milo have moved to a quiet town where no one from her past can find her.
In Jennifer, Margaret sees both a potential companion in her loneliness and a mystery to be solved. But Jennifer refuses to talk about herself, her son, his missing father, or her past. Frustrated, Margaret crosses more and more boundaries in pursuit of the truth, threatening to unravel the new life Jennifer has so painstakingly created—and reveal some secrets of her own.
I do love books about nosy neighbors and elderly women who cross boundaries. Who among us isn’t curious from time to time? But, of course, most of us would not resort to pushing aside the niceties to discover the secrets in our neighbors.
What are you eagerly awaiting?