Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where each Wednesday you get to highlight a book that your really looking forward to. This week I’ve chosen a book that just came on my radar yesterday when my friend Annie at The Misstery told me about it. I literally CAN’T WAIT to read this book! It has mystery, murder, the criminal justice system and it’s a true story…a must read if ever I’ve heard one! See what you think and let me know your thoughts…


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To Be Published May 16th by Flatiron Books

Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley’s face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes―the moment she hears him speak of his crimes―she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case. Despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar.

Crime, even the darkest and most unsayable acts, can happen to any one of us. As Alexandria pores over the facts of the murder, she finds herself thrust into the complicated narrative of Ricky’s childhood. And by examining the details of Ricky’s case, she is forced to face her own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past that colors her view of Ricky’s crime.

But another surprise awaits: She wasn’t the only one who saw her life in Ricky’s.

An intellectual and emotional thriller that is also a different kind of murder mystery, The Fact Of a Body is a book not only about how the story of one crime was constructed―but about how we grapple with our own personal histories. Along the way it tackles questions about the nature of forgiveness, and if a single narrative can ever really contain something as definitive as the truth. This groundbreaking, heart-stopping work, ten years in the making, shows how the law is more personal than we would like to believe―and the truth more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine

Doesn’t this sound SO good?? This book is at the very tip top of my TBR…thanks Annie for bringing it to my attention:)

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      1. It’s not till June but I make a list for hubby so he can be sure he’s buying things I want 😂 Otherwise I end up with a spanner set that he wants

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    1. I know me to, it sounds so good!! I’ve requested on Netgalley and tweeted to Flatiron but they’ve ignored me so far😂 On another note, I just downloaded Gods in Alabama from my library after seeing it on your fav list for Sam’s post…and I’m on the waitlist for The Secret Keeper which I remember you telling me before that you loved

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      1. Yay!!! Gods in Alabama I read many years ago but I loved it so much! Maybe it isn’t that good now hahah The Secret Keeper had such a great ending!

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    1. I wish I could tell you I was but I don’t have it yet😩I’ve requested it on Netgalley and tweeted at flatiron basically begging for it and they’ve so far ignored me:( But I’m second on the library wait list so I WILL get it it just might not be until it’s released.

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