Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Wishlist Wednesday #175

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

by Kim Slater

I found Jean’s friend dead in the river. His name was Colin Kirk. He was a homeless man, but he still wanted to live.

There’s been a murder, but the police don’t care. It was only a homeless old man after all.

Kieran cares. He’s made a promise, and when you say something out loud, that means you’re going to do it, for real. He’s going to find out what really happened. To Colin. And to his grandma, who just stopped coming round one day. It’s a good job Kieran’s a master of observation, and knows all the detective tricks of the trade.

But being a detective is difficult when you’re Kieran Woods. When you’re amazing at drawing but terrible at fitting in. And when there are dangerous secrets everywhere, not just outside, but under your own roof.
I see things about this book just about everywhere, and more recently, when I've been going to author events, people have been mentioning it in person as well. It's quite difficult to ignore this many recommendations!
The synopsis also reminds me a little bit of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon, which is one of my favourites (and I just saw the West End stage show in London last week, which was incredible), so I'm really loving the idea of reading something similar to it at the moment. I just hope that Smart lives up to my expectations! I doubt it will be long before it's on my shelf and I can find out!

What's on your wishlist this week? Let us know in the comments below, or link to your own Wishlist Wednesday post in the Linky :) 


Aizel Camille Macaldo said...

I've never heard of the book before. It sounds interesting and thought-provoking. :)

chucklesthescot said...

I'm not familiar with this book but I did enjoy the Curious Dog...Hope you get your hands on it soon!

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