Books from the Backlog #104

Posted March 19, 2020 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 15 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected book

What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin

Publication Date: February 23,2016
Publisher: William Morrow

Nobody’s perfect. Everybody’s got a drawer somewhere with something hidden in it.

On June 28, 1980—the hottest night of the year—Kelly Michelle Lund shoots and kills Oscar-nominated director John McFadden at a party in his home. . . . And instantly becomes a media sensation, her chilling smile fodder for national nightmares. For years, speculation swirls over the enigmatic seventeen-year-old’s motives, information she’s refused to share. Convicted of the murder, she loses her youth and her freedom-but keeps her secrets to herself.

Thirty years later-and five years after her release from prison—the past has come back to haunt Kelly. Her father-in-law, movie legend Sterling Marshall, is found in a pool of blood in his home in the Hollywood Hills—dead from a shot to the head, just like his old friend John McFadden.

Once again, Kelly is suspected of the high profile murder. But this time, she’s got some unexpected allies who believe she’s innocent—of both killings—and want to help her clear her name. But is she?

Written with masterful precision and control, What Remains of Me brilliantly moves forward and back in time, playing out the murders side by side-interweaving subtle connections and peeling away layers of events to reveal the shocking truth.

Why did I add What Remains of Me to my bookshelf?
I think that this is one of those books that I decided to request from Edelweiss simply because I thought it sounded good but by the time my request was approved, I wasn’t in the mood for it anymore.  As I have mentioned before, I hope to catch up all of my past due Edelweiss books this year so hopefully, I can start on this one sometime soon.

I hope that everyone is doing well in this pandemic.  Stay safe!

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?

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15 responses to “Books from the Backlog #104

  1. I've been trying to read more to avoid the news. I want to stay informed but I know if I glue myself in front of it, my anxiety will shoot through the roof! This one does sound good. Stay safe!

  2. I like the sound of that blurb, but yes, I've had a few review requests come so late that I don't care to read it at that point. Love your goal of getting all your Edelweiss requests read. 🙂

  3. I remember seeing this around. Sounds like one I'd enjoy. I didn't post for your meme this week. Work has been nuts. I'll be back next week.

  4. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it. I haven't been requesting as much from Edelweiss, so I don't have too many to get through, but I have a pile from Netgalley! Hope we both make some dents. 🙂