The week of June 3, 2012 is, for a number of reasons (from contests to fresh releases), an exciting week in fiction. Let start’s with the upcoming releases in fiction:
“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
According to Caley Anderson’s amazon.com review “On the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick’s wife Amy disappears. There are signs of struggle in the house and Nick quickly becomes the prime suspect. It doesn’t help that Nick hasn’t been completely honest with the police and, as Amy’s case drags out for weeks, more and more vilifying evidence appears against him. Nick, however, maintains his innocence. Told from alternating points of view between Nick and Amy, Gillian Flynn creates an untrustworthy world that changes chapter-to-chapter. Calling Gone Girl a psychological thriller is an understatement. As revelation after revelation unfolds, it becomes clear that the truth does not exist in the middle of Nick and Amy’s points of view; in fact, the truth is far more dark, more twisted, and more creepy than you can imagine.” Look for my upcoming review!
“Sea Change” by Karen White
According to the amazon.com book description “For Ava Whalen, a new marriage and a move to St. Simons Island means a new beginning. But what she doesn’t realize is that her marriage will take her on an unexpected journey into the deep recesses of her past that will transform her forever…But after the initial excitement, Ava is surprised to discover that true happiness continues to elude her. There is much she doesn’t know about Matthew, including the mysterious circumstances surrounding his first wife’s death. And her new home seems to hold as many mysteries and secrets as her new husband. Feeling adrift, Ava throws herself into uncovering Matthew’s family history and that of the island, not realizing that she has a connection of her own to this place—or that her obsession with the past could very well destroy her future.”
The Bourne Imperative by Eric Van Lustbader
According to amazon.com book description, The Bourne Imperative is a thriller where “in the course of Bourne’s desperate, deadly search for a secret that will alter the future of the entire world, he will experience both triumph and loss, and his life will never be the same. Now everything turns on the amnesiac. Bourne must learn his identity and purpose before both he and Rebeka are killed. From Stockholm to Washington, D.C., from Mexico City to Beijing, the web of lies and betrayals extends into a worldwide conspiracy of monumental proportions.”
In giveaway news, the upcoming release of “Shadow of Night” by Deborah Harkness (the follow up to the excellent “A Discovery of Witches”, which made my ten best books of 2011, found here) is being promoted with a giveaway from the publishers. You can enter on Deborah’s facebook (under giveaways) page, found here, and every Friday from June 1 to July 6, they’ll be giving away 4 prize packages. In even better news, “A Discovery of Witches” will be the amazon.com e-book of the day on June 10th, 2012, available for purchase for on $2.99 that day ONLY.