Monday, September 12, 2016

What is Colleen Thompson reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Colleen Thompson, author of The Off Season.

Her entry begins:
I've been enjoying some fascinating reads this summer, from Joe Hill's mesmerizing—and all too plausible—dystopian novel, The Fireman, to Naomi Novik's richly imagined, fairytale-steeped, Nebula award-winning fantasy, Uprooted, and Lisa Gardner's riveting suspense, Touch & Go, the story of a kidnapped family's terrifying ordeal—and one harrowing fight for survival.

Most recently, I've had the opportunity to read a pair of wonderful new releases in the form of advanced readers' copies. The first, Barbara Taylor Sissel's Faultlines, is another tale of a family forever altered, in this case by a late-night car wreck that leaves the lives of three teenagers hanging in the balance. As the parents of the two cousins involved—each the only son of a pair of sisters—come together, blame is laid and terrible secrets unearthed. The plot twists in...[read on]
About The Off Season, from the publisher:
Winter winds off the Atlantic have turned the tourist mecca of Seaside Creek, New Jersey, into a ghost town. Dr. Christina Paxton, however, is growing accustomed to living with ghosts. Recently widowed, the emergency room physician has returned to the shore with her young daughter, house-sitting a sprawling beachside Victorian home. One night, her two-year-old calls her by a name that makes Christina’s blood run cold and sends her thoughts spiraling back thirty years.

Deeply unnerved, and certain someone else is in the house, she flees with her child into the cold night, only to come face-to-face with Chief Harris Bowers, a former classmate with whom Christina has a complicated history. Now divorced, Harris hopes to mend their past, but Christina is wary of being played for a fool again. As threats emerge, Christina and her small family find themselves in grave danger. It seems there is no one she can put her trust in—least of all herself.
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--Marshal Zeringue