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Waiting on Wednesday: The Haunting of Maddy Clare



“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I chose The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James.
Expected publication date: March 6, 2012, by NAL.

Sarah Piper’s lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis – rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts – has been summoned to investigate the spirit of nineteen-year-old Maddy Clare, who is haunting the barn where she committed suicide. Since Maddy hated men in life, it is Sarah’s task to confront her in death.

Soon Sarah is caught up in a desperate struggle. For Maddy’s ghost is real, she’s angry, and she has powers that defy all reason. Can Sarah and Alistair’s assistant, the rough, unsettling Matthew Ryder, discover who Maddy was, where she came from, and what is driving her desire for vengeance – before she destroys them all?

This title sounds like a great gothic mystery with an unusual historical setting. I can’t wait to read it!

What’s your Waiting on Wednesday pick?

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  1. This sounds good. I’ve never seen it before. I love gothic mysteries. Have you read The Thirteenth Tale? It’s great I recommend it!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

  2. @Giselle, I loved The Thirteenth Tale. Thanks for visiting!

  3. I love ghost stories, especially ones set in the past. I’ve added this one to my must-have wishlist. (I need to check out The Thirteenth Tale, too!)

  4. Oooh I love a good ghost story :) This one sounds really good! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

  5. oooo! This sounds like something I would love! Great pick!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m a new follower. :) Your pick sounds awesome! I love a good Gothic ghost story. And you’re right, the historical setting does sound unusual. I’m adding this one to my list!