Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to highlight an upcoming release you can't wait to read. 

A Bitter Truth: A Bess Crawford Mystery
My pick this week is A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd (a mother and son writing team). It's the third book in their Bess Crawford mystery series. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two novels in this series, A Duty to the Dead (my review) and An Impartial Witness (my review), so I'm looking forward to reading the latest installment in this favorite series.

Here's how the publisher describes A Bitter Truth:
"When battlefield nurse Bess Crawford returns from France for a well-earned Christmas leave, she finds a bruised and shivering woman huddled in the doorway of her London residence. The woman has nowhere to turn, and, propelled by a firm sense of duty, Bess takes her in. Once inside Bess's flat the woman reveals that a quarrel with her husband erupted into violence, yet she wants to go home--if Bess will come with her to Sussex. Realizing that the woman is suffering from a concussion, Bess gives up a few precious days of leave to travel with her. But she soon discovers that this is a good deed with unforeseeable consequences."
William Morrow will publish A Bitter Truth on August 30, 2011. You can pre-order it from Amazon in hardback or for the Kindle. You've also got plenty of time to read the first two Bess mysteries, A Duty to the Dead and An Impartial Witness. Happy reading!

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  1. I have this series on my list, but haven't read any of the book in it yet. I need to get started or the sheer number will overwhelm me. #3 already. LOL

  2. It sounds like this book is filled with suspense and unpredictability, and might be something that I would enjoy. Of course, I would want to start with the first book, but this one sounds great! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  3. I've long wanted to read a Charles Todd book -- and also read a book about their writing process. I'm always fascinated by two-authors-one-book but the mother-son thing is especially interesting!

  4. I'm going to recommend this series to my husband the mystery reader; I don't believe I've ever seen him with these books. Thanks!


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