WoW: Mortal Fire (Secret of the Journal, #1) by C.F. Dunn
Scheduled to be released: August 1, 2012
Why I'm waiting:
You know me and covers, this cover is very...alluring. For the sake of WoW I decided to read a little bit of the synopsis. History mystery fiction is one of my favorite genres and this seems to be such a book. I love reading books that weave the past and the future and throw in a mystery. I can't wait!
What are you waiting for?
Synopisis from Goodreads:
First book in a new series from an author to watch Twenty-nine-year-old, independent, and self-assured Cambridge history professor Emma D'Eresby has one obsession in life: the curious journal of a seventeenth-century Englishman, a portion of which was left to her by her late grandfather.
When an unexpected opportunity to study the journal in its entirety presents itself, Emma finds herself leaving Cambridge to take up a year-long position at a prestigious university in Maine. Anticipating a quiet year of research, Emma quickly discovers her work impeded by a range of unforeseen complications. From the start, there is the well-intentioned matchmaking of her vivacious Russian colleague, Elena Smalova, and the unexpected jailing of one of her post-graduate students. More troublesome, however, are the unsolved, brutal night attacks on women near the university and Emma's suspicion that they might be linked to the sinister English professor, Kort Staahl. But, most diverting and disconcerting of all, is Emma's growing attraction to the strikingly handsome Dr. Matthew Lyons, whose kind but deliberately distant demeanor puzzles her.
Suspense and dread mount when Kort begins to take a persistent and unsettling interest in Emma. What are Kort's intentions, and what is he capable of? And the mystery surrounding Matthew only deepens when Emma discovers a link between him and the journal. What is Matthew trying to hide?
Be sure to add Mortal Fire to your Goodreads!