Waiting on Wednesday: With Malice

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine.

With Malice
Author: Eileen Cook
Published: June 7th 2016, by HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Genre: Young Adult Mystery Thriller
IBSN: 9780544805095

A read about a teenage girl who wakes up in a hospital bed and cannot remember the last six weeks of her life, including the accident that killed her best friend–only what if the accident wasn’t an accident?
Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stitches in her face and a big blank canvas where the last 6 weeks should be. She comes to discover she was involved in a fatal accident while on a school trip in Italy three days previous but was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident…wasn’t an accident. Wondering not just what happened but what she did, Jill tries to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once-perfect life. (Goodreads)

My thoughts:

This book seems really interesting. I always love a good mystery thriller and this one sounds right up my alley. It combines traveling abroad with a mysterious story to hopefully make an exciting, action-packed book. I have this book pre-ordered so once it is released I will have it in my hands and be able to read it as soon as possible. And can we just take a moment to appreciate that cover?!

About the Author:

Eileen Cook grew up in a small town in Michigan, but would go on to live in Boston and Belgium before settling in Vancouver, Canada with her husband and two very naughty dogs.

In second grade Eileen’s teacher wrote on a homework assignment “I am sure someday you will be an author” which is a tribute to the psychic abilities of elementary school teachers, as well as Eileen penchant for making things up. While she would go on to fill endless notebooks with really bad poetry, short shorties, and the occasional start to a novel, she would first go on to pursue a career as a counsellor working with individuals with catastrophic injuries and illness. In this position Eileen was a senior therapist and was declared an expert by the BC Supreme Court.

Eileen quickly discovered that the challenge of working with real people is that they have real problems and she returned to writing where she could make her characters do what she wanted. Her first novel, UNPREDICTABLE, was published in 2008. She would go on to write a number of young adult novels and her latest, WITH MALICE will be out in June 2016.

When not planning murder and mayhem on the computer, Eileen enjoys reading, knitting, yelling at her dogs to stop digging holes and watching hockey (which she is required to do as a new Canadian.) (www.eileencook.com)

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7 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: With Malice

    • Yaaaas. Same here, I love travel books and throw in a little suspension and mystery, I’m sold!


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