Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick is Flash by Michael Cadnum.


When two teenage brothers bungle a bank robbery, their attempt to hide the evidence is witnessed—aurally—by Terrence, a legally blind neighbor. Terrence tells his girlfriend, Nina, and her brother, who then disappears with a handgun. Nina is afraid of what he might do to the brothers. But she also has every reason to fear what the brothers will do to Terrence.

Flash ingeniously interweaves the stories of two who are hellbent on a destructive path, two who stand in their way, and one whose actions may be the spark to set the whole thing off.

My Thoughts:

The cover alone would make me look at this book- it's intriguing with just the slightest hints of creepy. The premise sounds like it has huge potential with plenty of unique twists thrown in, not to mention some characters that already look lively and interesting just from the description and brief introduction. I definitely look forward to this one, hitting shelves June 22, 2010 from Farrar, Starus and Giroux.


  1. Looks like a really interesting book! Nice pick. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  2. Was thinking the cover looked pretty creepy too. The story sounds interesting though.

  3. I agree the cover is creepy and the premise sound twisty. Goo combo. Great pick

  4. This sounds like a great suspense book. It would probably make a fantastic movie too. Good pick!

  5. This sounds really intriguing. Great pick!