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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Dismantled



This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Dismantled by Jennifer McMahon
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: June 16, 2009

The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Island of Lost Girls and Promise Not to Tell returns with a chilling novel in which the secrets of the past come back to haunt a group of friends in terrifying ways.

Dismantlement = Freedom

Henry, Tess, Winnie, and Suz banded together in college to form a group they called the Compassionate Dismantlers. Following the first rule of their manifesto—"To understand the nature of a thing, it must be taken apart"—these daring misfits spend the summer after graduation in a remote cabin in the Vermont woods committing acts of meaningful vandalism and plotting elaborate, often dangerous, pranks. But everything changes when one particularly twisted experiment ends in Suz's death and the others decide to cover it up.

Nearly a decade later, Henry and Tess are living just an hour's drive from the old cabin. Each is desperate to move on from the summer of the Dismantlers, but their guilt isn't ready to let them go. When a victim of their past pranks commits suicide—apparently triggered by a mysterious Dismantler-style postcard—it sets off a chain of eerie events that threatens to engulf Henry, Tess, and their inquisitive nine-year-old daughter, Emma.

Is there someone who wants to reveal their secrets? Is it possible that Suz did not really die—or has she somehow found a way back to seek revenge?

Full of white-knuckle tension with deeply human characters caught in circumstances beyond their control, Jennifer McMahon's gripping story and spine-tingling plot prove that she is a master at weaving the fear of the supernatural with the stark realities of life. (from HarperCollins website)



Dismantled: A Novel
ISBN-13: 9780061689338
Publication Date: June 16, 2009
432 pages


What are you waiting for? Waiting on Wednesdays is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

9 comments:

bermudaonion said...

That sounds good and the cover is so creepy!

Diane said...

I've read the authors other books and enjoyed them; looks good!

Jill said...

Great pick!! This one sounds so interesting...thanks for putting it on my radar!

Jess said...

This sounds fantastic and what a great cover!

Ravenous Reader said...

Ohh the cover is tres creepy, but the synopsis has got me hooked.

Wendy said...

what a crazy cover and it sounds good!!

Dar said...

That cover is simply haunting. The book sounds good!

Ladybug said...

That sounds spooky, I think I would like to read that book(but not if I'm home alone LOL)!

Here's the book I'm waiting for.

Mary said...

I agree with all the cover comments - it's an attention getter!

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