Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Impossible Causes by Julie Mayhew & Pursuit of William Abbey by Claire North

Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

This week's upcoming book spotlights are: 

Impossible Causes
Impossible Causes by Julie Mayhew
Publication: November 12th, 2019
Paperback. 480 pages.

"For six months every year, Lark Island is fogged in, its occupants cut off completely from the mainland. The community is small, tight-knit, and deeply religious. Lark seems like a good place for 16-year-old Viola Kendrick and her mother to be alone as they mourn Viola’s father and brother, both killed in a tragic accident. 

But the islanders are hiding dark secrets. As the winter fog sets in, Viola gets to know the Eldest Girls—the only three teenagers on Lark—and begins to learn about the island’s twisted history, including an old story of a young girl, whose death the islanders insist was accidental. When a man’s body is found at the end of Viola’s first winter on Lark, Viola finds herself at the center of a murder mystery: one that asks whether the man’s death was a righteous act of revenge, or a cold-blooded killing. 

Eerie and menacing, timely and moving, Impossible Causes is an unputdownable thriller that examines the consequences of secrets kept at young women’s expense."
I love nothing more than a dark secluded atmosphere like this one, so I'm really looking forward to this one! I'm not usually huge on murder mystery-based plots, but I don't mind at all when it's placed within a setting and plot like this.

The Pursuit of William Abbey
The Pursuit of William Abbey by Claire North
Publication: November 12th, 2019
Hardcover. 368 pages.

"A hauntingly powerful novel about how the choices we make can stay with us forever, by the award-winning author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K. 

South Africa in the 1880s. A young and naive English doctor by the name of William Abbey witnesses the lynching of a local boy by the white colonists. As the child dies, his mother curses William. 

William begins to understand what the curse means when the shadow of the dead boy starts following him across the world. It never stops, never rests. It can cross oceans and mountains. And if it catches him, the person he loves most in the world will die."
Claire North's books always have the most interesting premises and The Pursuit of William Abbey is not different. I really have no idea what to expect from this book and that's part of what intrigues me the most!

What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


  1. Impossible Causes sounds disturbing and haunting. I want it now! It's totally new to me but thank heavens I don't have to wait long. I love that they are secluded!

  2. I haven't had the best luck with Claire North, but I do love the sound of Impossible Causes😁

  3. Impossible Causes sounds like it will be a good one. And I like the sounds of The Pursuit of William Abbey too.

    My CWW

  4. Oooh! These books sound interesting! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  5. Both of these sound incredible - I too am really drawn to the isolated setting of Impossible Causes!