Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
Author: Lori Rader-Day
Release date: July 7, 2015 (my birthday!)
Synopsis from Goodreads:
OLD RIVALRIES NEVER DIE. BUT SOME RIVALS DO.
Juliet Townsend works a dead-end job cleaning rooms at the Midnight Inn, a one-star hotel that attracts only the cheap or the desperate. Embittered by her bleak life, she takes to stealing small possessions from customers’ rooms. At home she hoards a secret collection of these “little pretty things.”
When a former friend and old high school rival, Madeleine Bell, checks into the hotel, Juliet adds envy to her bitterness. Well-dressed, flashing a diamond ring on her finger, and as beautiful as ever, Maddy is the very embodiment of Juliet’s every dashed hope. But why would she choose to stay in the seedy Midnight Inn?
Before an answer to that question turns up, the next morning Juliet learns that Maddy has been found dead in her room. And the police have targeted Juliet as the chief suspect.
To protect herself, Juliet is forced to investigate the circumstances of Maddy’s life and death. What she uncovers is that her onetime rival certainly never had it all. And Juliet may lose what little she has.
Why I’m excited: I read and LOVED Lori’s debut novel The Black Hour last year. I first heard about Little Pretty Things when I interviewed Lori in July. I couldn’t wait for a new book by her then and I still can’t wait to read more by her now. Lori’s characters are so human and real, and I’m looking forward to meeting Juliet and Maddy. Murder, mystery, and a lot of little pretty things. Yes, please. Add on to that the fact that Lori is super nice, and you’ve got me wishing Little Pretty Things was in hand right now.