Saturday, July 25, 2015

Pre Pub Book Buzz: The Winter Girl by Matt Marinovich

This year has truly flown by - it amazes me, in fact. I can't understand why as I get older this seems to happen more and more. July is almost over, August is right around the corner, then fall, then winter (ugh), and I seem to be hastening the flow of time even further by looking at books due out in 2016!

In spite of all of that, I must admit that Matt Marinovich's upcoming The Winter Girl sounds so great that I'm kind of looking forward to January even if I do want to hold onto summer a little longer.

A scathing and exhilarating thriller that begins with a husband’s obsession with the seemingly vacant house next door.

It’s wintertime in the Hamptons, where Scott and his wife, Elise, have come to be with her terminally ill father, Victor, to await the inevitable. As weeks turn to months, their daily routine—Elise at the hospital with her father, Scott pretending to work and drinking Victor’s booze—only highlights their growing resentment and dissatisfaction with the usual litany of unhappy marriages: work, love, passion, each other. But then Scott notices something simple, even innocuous. Every night at precisely eleven, the lights in the neighbor’s bedroom turn off. It’s clearly a timer…but in the dead of winter with no one else around, there’s something about that light he can’t let go of. So one day while Elise is at the hospital, he breaks in. And he feels a jolt of excitement he hasn’t felt in a long time. Soon, it’s not hard to enlist his wife as a partner in crime and see if they can’t restart the passion.

Their one simple transgression quickly sends husband and wife down a deliriously wicked spiral of bad decisions, infidelities, escalating violence, and absolutely shocking revelations.

I'm already picturing myself cozying up with this one! The Winter Girl is due out in January from Doubleday. 

1 comment:

Diane Coto said...

Wow. I look forward to this too. It's definitely going to go on my TBR. :)
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