Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong.   This book grabbed my attention right away, both because I read some stellar advance reviews for it and because its topic is so relevant and timely.


AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong

Publication Date:   May 22, 2018



From Goodreads:

Three years after losing her brother Luka in a school shooting, Skye Gilchrist is moving home. But there’s no sympathy for Skye and her family because Luka wasn’t a victim; he was a shooter.

Jesse Mandal knows all too well that the scars of the past don’t heal easily. The shooting cost Jesse his brother and his best friend–Skye.

Ripped apart by tragedy, Jesse and Skye can’t resist reopening the mysteries of their past. But old wounds hide darker secrets. And the closer Skye and Jesse get to the truth of what happened that day, the closer they get to a new killer.


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

37 replies
  1. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    Whew. It is sad that books about school shootings are coming out more and more, but I understand why. Her non-urban fantasy books have not hit the mark for me, so I’ll watch for reviews before I decide whether I’m going to read this one.

  2. Jennrenee
    Jennrenee says:

    This looks good. I have mixed feelings about books about bombings and shootings. They have to be done right. This one looks like it will be intense with emotions.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I agree. I’m hoping this author handles it well. I’m intrigued that she’s presenting it from a different perspective than I would have expected.

  3. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    Ooo… Kelley Armstrong! Though with not a werewolf in sight… This one sounds really intriguing, Suzanne – I’m looking forward to seeing how you get on with it.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Same here. I’ve actually not read one of her books before so I’m really hoping that I enjoy this one so that I can go back and read some of her others.

  4. Angela
    Angela says:

    It’s sad when a story about a school shooter is timely. But it sounds like there may be something else going on here?

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I agree. It’s something I wish would become a thing of the past. But yeah, there definitely sounds like a huge plot twist will be involved.

  5. Greg
    Greg says:

    I’m starting to really like Kelley Armstrong’s stuff, especially since I’ve been reading the City of the Lost series.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      This will be my first Armstrong novel and if I like it, I’m definitely interested in going back and reading her other books.

  6. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    Oh wow, a new killer? That part really hooked me. And this might sound weird, but I’ve always really liked school shooting books. I guess because it’s an important topic? I don’t know…

    Adding to my own wish list!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      That part hooked me too. I’m especially intrigued by this one since the author is presenting it from a perspective that I hadn’t really given much thought to before.

  7. Shane Morgan
    Shane Morgan says:

    That blurb has me intrigued. Would love to read this one too, especially when it’s about the family of the person behind the gun. Thanks for sharing.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yes, I’m very interested in seeing this from a perspective that I never really tend to give much thought to when these shootings happen.

  8. Kay
    Kay says:

    I think this one caught my eye a day or so ago. Kelley Armstrong is writing some great books lately. Hope you enjoy it!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I keep hearing great things about her books. This will be my first from her but I have a feeling it won’t be the last.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      This will be my first read from her but I keep hearing such great things about her books, so I’m sure it won’t be my last 🙂

  9. Aimee (Aimee, Always)
    Aimee (Aimee, Always) says:

    I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this before! I’ve read a few Kelly Armstrong books in the past and really enjoyed them, but this one has an extra hint of intrigue to it. I’m DEFINITELY adding it to my TBR!

    – Aimee @ Aimee, Always

  10. Daniela Ark
    Daniela Ark says:

    I heard wonders about Kelley Armstrong and I cannot believe I haven’t read a book by her yet! I promised I would read one this year! I hope this one is as good as it sounds!

  11. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    Oh, yes, very timely. This sounds like it will be really good. I have enjoyed other books by Kelley Armstrong, and definitely would like to read this one as well.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I hope I enjoy this one too. I keep hearing great things about her books but this will be my first time reading one. If I like it, I definitely plan to visit some of her others.

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