Monday, November 22, 2010

~Mailbox Monday~

I had a great haul last week. I got a few books from PBS, and it was my birthday on Saturday! Thanks to my husband, I received 4 new books from him, from my wish list!

The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride:

It’s been two years since Noelle disappeared. Two years since her bike was discovered, sprawled on a sidewalk. Two years of silence, of worry, of fear.

For those two long years, her best friend Tessa has waited, living her own life in a state of suspended animation. Because how can she allow herself to enjoy a normal high school life if Noelle can’t? How dare she have other friends, go to dances, date boys, without knowing what happened to the girl she thought she would share everything with?

And then one day, someone calls Noelle’s house. She’s alive.

A haunting psychological thriller taken straight from the headlines, The Tension of Opposites is a striking debut that explores the emotional aftermath of a kidnapping on the victim, and on the people she left behind.

Tragedy at Tin Can Holler
by Rozetta Mowery:

"Tragedy in Tin Can Holler" is a captivating must read true story of a family's past transgressions revealing a serial killer during the great depression, incest and child abuse, lies and betrayals and domestic violence buried for decades! The vicious murder of the author's mother haunted her for 48 years, but discovering the truth about her mother's murder was just the tip of the iceberg. Her story is spell-bounding as she unveils the hidden secrets that shocked the residents of 3 counties in southeast Tennessee.

The Daily Coyote by Shreve Stockton:

Developed from her tremendously popular blog, writer and photographer Shreve Stockton presents an inspiring journal of her experiences raising an orphaned coyote as a beloved pet.

Horns by Joe Hill:

Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a pair of horns growing from his temples.

At first, Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who had been raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would have been the most natural thing in the world. But there was nothing natural about the horns, which were all too real.

Once, the righteous Ig had enjoyed the life of the blessed. But Merrin's death damned all that. The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. Nothing Ig can do or say matters. Everyone it seems, including God, has abandoned him. Everyone that is, but the devil inside. . . .

Now Ig is possessed of a terrible new power—a macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. It's time for a little revenge . . . it's time the devil had his due . . .

What was in YOUR mailbox????


gautami tripathy said...

These sound so good. My kind of novels. I am bookmarking your post!

Here is my Monday post!

StephTheBookworm said...

Wow, raising a coyote! That's wild!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Seriously girl.... WHERE DO YOU FIND THESE BOOKS??? Both of the first 2 sound so sad. You know I love sad books LOL! You know my TBR list is so long because of you! Prob. at least 1/2 of them on my list come right from your blog.

Anonymous said...

Tragedy at Tin Can Holler caught my eye. Looking forward to your thoughts.

Jo-Jo said...

Enjoy all of your new books...they are all new to me!

Darlene said...

Happy Belated Birthday Missy! Books are the perfect gift - enjoy.

Marce said...

Happy Belated Missy, how cool hubby knows your Wishlist :-)

I can't wait to see what you think of Horns.


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