Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (38)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

The RuiningThe Ruining
by Anna Collomore
February 7, 2013 (Razorbill)
272 pages (hardcover)

I don't know where I'm going wrong, but Penguin won't approve me for anything on NetGalley. Many sads are being had, especially since this book (and a few other goodies) is up and I really, really want to read it. I hope I figure out what I'm doing wrong so I can get access to it.

Annie Phillips is thrilled to leave her past behind and begin a shiny new life on Belvedere Island, as a nanny for the picture-perfect Cohen family. In no time at all, she falls in love with the Cohens, especially with Libby, the beautiful young matriarch of the family. Life is better than she ever imagined. She even finds romance with the boy next door.

All too soon cracks appear in Annie's seemingly perfect world. She's blamed for mistakes she doesn't remember making. Her bedroom door comes unhinged, and she feels like she's always being watched. Libby, who once felt like a big sister, is suddenly cold and unforgiving. As she struggles to keep up with the demands of her new life, Annie's fear gives way to frightening hallucinations. Is she tumbling into madness, or is something sinister at play?

The Ruining is a complex ride through first love, chilling manipulation, and the terrifying depths of insanity.