Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Release Tuesday (8)

Here's a weekly feature where I share what I'm excited about for the upcoming week in both books and music.  I only feature one or two for each category, but there a LOADS of new releases every Tuesday and you can find them by visiting B&N.com or FYE.com!
Title:  Sister
Author:  Rosamund Lupton
Release Date:  June 7, 2011
Summary:  When her mom calls to tell her that Tess, her younger sister, is missing, Bee returns home to London on the first flight. She expects to find Tess and give her the usual lecture, the bossy big sister scolding her flighty baby sister for taking off without letting anyone know her plans. Tess has always been a free spirit, an artist who takes risks, while conservative Bee couldn’t be more different. Bee is used to watching out for her wayward sibling and is fiercely protective of Tess (and has always been a little stern about her antics). But then Tess is found dead, apparently by her own hand.
book cover of Sister by Rosamund LuptonBee is certain that Tess didn’t commit suicide. Their family and the police accept the sad reality, but Bee feels sure that Tess has been murdered.  Single-minded in her search for a killer, Bee moves into Tess's apartment and throws herself headlong into her sister's life--and all its secrets.
Though her family and the police see a grieving sister in denial, unwilling to accept the facts, Bee uncovers the affair Tess was having with a married man and the pregnancy that resulted, and her difficultly with a stalker who may have crossed the line when Tess refused his advances. Tess was also participating in an experimental medical trial that might have gone very wrong.  As a determined Bee gives her statement to the lead investigator, her story reveals a predator who got away with murder--and an obsession that may cost Bee her own life.
A thrilling story of fierce love between siblings, Sister is a suspenseful and accomplished debut with a stunning twist.
Why I'm Excited:  This is another book that I hadn't heard of until I went looking for something to post.  However, after reading the description, it seemed right up my alley.  Murder mystery/thriller like this is one of my favorite genres and I really love the idea of this.  This is definitely going to be going on my wishlist!
Album Title:   Ritual
Artist:   The Black Dahlia Murder
Release Date:  June 21, 2011
The Black Dahlia Murder Ritual album coverWhy I'm Excited:   In the past, I really haven't been that big on them.  Their album prior to this, Deflorate, was not a bad album at all.  And when we heard the single from this album, I actually really liked it and I was pretty excited about it.  Now that the date is getting closer, I'm getting a little more excited.  I hope that the album is as good as the first track I heard!
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