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Waiting on Wednesday: The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

228117802The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos

Expected Release Date: January 26, 2016

All Imogene Scott knows of her mother is the bedtime story her father told her as a child. It’s the story of how her parents met: he, a forensic pathologist, she, a mysterious woman who came to identify a body. A woman who left Imogene and her father when she was a baby, a woman who was always possessed by a powerful loneliness, a woman who many referred to as troubled waters.

When Imogene is seventeen, her father, now a famous author of medical mysteries, strikes out in the middle of the night and doesn’t come back. Neither Imogene’s stepmother nor the police know where he could’ve gone, but Imogene is convinced he’s looking for her mother. She decides to put to use the skills she’s gleaned from a lifetime of her father’s books to track down a woman she’s never known, in order to find him and, perhaps, the answer to the question she’s carried with her for her entire life.

Rebecca Podos’ debut is a powerful, affecting story of the pieces of ourselves that remain mysteries even to us – the desperate search through empty spaces for something to hold on to.

(summary via Goodreads)

The cover on this one is pretty gorgeous and the premise itself is intriguing.  I like the idea of a teen girl utilizing the skills she’s learned from her father to search for answers to questions that have plagued her for years.  It looks like it’s likely to be sad and beautiful, and I can’t wait to read it.

What are you waiting on this week?

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