Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Waiting on Wednesday #27 - The Legacy by Kirsten Tranter.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly awaited upcoming releases.



The Legacy by Kirsten Tranter.
Publisher: Querqus.
Release date: January 6th 2011.

A thrilling and addictive novel about three unlikely friends and the web of lies that unravels after one of them goes missing. At the center of The Legacy is the story of Julia Alpers, her friend Ralph, and the beautiful and wealthy Ingrid. As students in Sydney, the bond that ties this threesome together is complex - delicate and intense, shaped by intellect, and defined by desire. When Ingrid falls in love and marries the much older and very handsome Gil Grey, she decides to leave her friends and settle in New York City, where Gil is a major player in the art world. It is here that she becomes stepmother to Gil's teenage daughter, a former child prodigy, and begins her own work on rare, ancient texts called "curse scrolls" at Columbia University. But on the morning of September 11, 2001, she has an appointment downtown. And is never seen again. Devastated and heartsick, Ralph sends Julia to New York to investigate Ingrid's last days. What Julia discovers plunges her more deeply into Ingrid's life than she could ever imagine. As Julia grows closer to unearthing the truth about Ingrid's death, she is forced to confront her conflicted feelings about her former friend and to make a crucial decision about her own future.

Praised by international critics as an "entertaining literary thriller that skillfully describes the almost pleasurable pain of love and life denied" (The Australian), The Legacy is an utterly addictive and beautifully written novel that introduces a brilliant new voice in fiction.

This debut sounds like an intriguing and mysterious read. I can't wait to read it once it's released over here.  This one has already been published in Australia and the US, so if you've already read, let me know what you thought.  Share your WoW picks in comments!

I've also included the trailer for this one. Looks good!




16 comments :

  1. Hmmm, I haven't heard of this one. Thx for the new book recommendation.

    My WoW!

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  2. Great pick! I actually haven't heard of this one, but will definitely look into it. Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. The book sounds great!
    It sounds like something Tana French or Jennifer McMahon would write. Thanks for the info!
    Have you read The Secret History by Donna Tartt? I don't know why but this novel also reminds me of the book.

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  4. Wow, what a great choice, this one sounds really good! It's new to me too which means I get to add it to my list:) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I've never heard of this one, but it definitely sounds good...and deep! Awesome pick :)

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  6. @Misha - I have read The Secret History, and I enjoyed it, although it's not one of my all-time favourites. :)

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  7. Haven't heard of it before but the cover is awesome.I'll check it!

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  8. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds amazing, going to go on Amazon and check it out.

    Mine is here

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/11/waiting-on-wednesday-lisa-schroeder.html

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  9. You know, I was wondering why the title and the cover was so familiar, but then I remembered that I downloaded Quercus's latest catalogue. I was immediately intrigued and still am. This book is definitely going on my TBR pile :) Thanks for spotlighting it Leanna!

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  10. Sounds interesting, but sad. I hadn't heard of this one before.

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  11. this looks really intriguing, and i love the cover!!

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  12. Sounds intriguing. I'll have to add it to my list!

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  13. Wow. This sounds intense. I love the way it combines fact and fiction. It sounds like it would be very emotionally moving, especially for Americans who live with the aftermath of 9/11 every day. Great pick!

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  14. Now this sounds interesting. I assume the author is Australian...that would be a different perspective of 9/11.

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  15. This one looks like a book I would enjoy. Good pick & thanks for stopping by Page Turners.

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  16. Wow, I've never heard of this one before---it sounds amazing! I'll have to be on the lookout for it!

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