TCL’s Can’t Wait Wednesday #3 – Recent Book Haul!

Can't Wait Wednesday

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Tag Jill on your CWW posts on Twitter (@wishfulendings) and she’ll like and retweet!

This is only my third time doing this meme, so… be gentle, okay?

Narrow DoorI recently had a birthday, and after a very difficult year (you don’t want to know, I assure you), I decided to splurge and buy myself three back list books by some favorite authors, as well as pre-order two books that haven’t yet come out in paperback. One of them is “The Mystery of Mrs. Christie” by Marie Benedict, but I already talked about in three other posts, and it was already released in hardcover. However, I only recently learned that Joanne Harris has a fourth Malbry/St. Oswald’s book coming out, so I rushed to pre-order that one! (By the way, each one of these books, although all set in the same fictional UK location, can be read as stand alone thrillers. Those other three books are “Gentlemen & Players,” “A Different Class,” and “blueeyedboy.”)

For those of you out there who are also fans of Harris‘s work, this new book is called “A Narrow Door” and according to the blurb:

From the Sunday Times and internationally bestselling, multi prize-winning author Joanne Harris, comes A NARROW DOOR – an explosive psychological thriller about one woman who, having carved out her own path to power, is now intent on tearing apart the elite world that tried to hold her back . . . piece by piece.

Now I’m in charge, the gates are my gates. The rules are my rules.

It’s an incendiary moment for St Oswald’s school. For the first time in its history, a headmistress is in power, the gates opening to girls.

Rebecca Buckfast has spilled blood to reach this position. Barely forty, she is just starting to reap the harvest of her ambition. As the new regime takes on the old guard, the ground shifts. And with it, the remains of a body are discovered.

But Rebecca is here to make her mark. She’ll bury the past so deep it will evade even her own memory, just like she has done before. After all…

You can’t keep a good woman down.

Well… this does sound good, doesn’t it? Surely this is going to be another hit, I can feel it in my bones! I already made room on my TBR pile, and I can hardly wait to get started!

Pre-order this book (affiliate links) from: Amazon,, UK.Bookshop, iTunes, Indiebound, Kobo eBook and audiobook, The Book Depository, Foyles, WHSmith, Wordery, and Waterstones.

What about you?

Do you want to read this book, too?

If so, mark your calendar for August 4th for the UK, and January 4, 2022 in the US!

10 thoughts on “TCL’s Can’t Wait Wednesday #3 – Recent Book Haul!

    1. Oh yes! Absolutely only one Joanne Harris. The Chocolat books have elements of magical realism, and she has a whole bunch of fantasy-light books (more magical than the Chocolate books, but not overly fantastical), and then there are these psychological thriller-ish fiction books. She’s a very versatile author, she is. I am in contact with her on Twitter.


  1. I do love a splurge, I had two more books in from my latest big book token splurge; I think I only have pre-orders (or as I like to think of them: presents from my past self) to come now.

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