May 16, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly Meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Book bloggers present upcoming books they can’t wait to read and share their enthusiasm about new releases.

Title: The Broken Ones
Author: Stephen M. Irwin

Genre: Horror/Thriller
Publisher: Doubleday
Release Date: August 7, 2012

Description (from Amazon):

Award-winning author Stephen M. Irwin returns with a thrilling, supernatural crime novel built around an intriguing question: What happens when every single person is haunted by a ghost only they can see?

Without warning, a boy in the middle of a city intersection sends Detective Oscar Mariani's car careening into a busy sidewalk. The scene is bedlam as every person becomes visited by something no one else can see. We are all haunted. Usually, the apparition is someone known: a lost relative, a lover, an enemy. But not always. For Oscar Mariani, the only secret that matters is the unknown ghost who now shares his every waking moment . . . and why.

The worldwide aftershock of what becomes known as "Gray Wednesday" is immediate and catastrophic, leaving governments barely functioning and economies devastated . . . but some things don't change. When Detective Mariani discovers the grisly remains of an anonymous murder victim in the city sewage system, his investigation will pit him against a corrupt police department and a murky cabal conspiring for power in the new world order.

Stephen M. Irwin has created an unforgettable crime novel and an intense, textured vision of the near-future. The Broken Ones is the riveting search for hope in the darkest corners of the imagination.  

What are you waiting on this week? Leave your links in the comments!


  1. wow sounds unique and intense! I love books where people can see ghosts.
    My WOW

  2. Ooooo! This one sounds so good! I am going to have to check this one out :) The cover is simple yet creepy...! Thanks for sharing.

    Chapter by Chapter

  3. It sounds really good! this goes into my tbr pile XD Awesome pick!

    My WoW picks here

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  4. Oh wow, this sounds really good! I can definitely see Hollywood turning this book into a movie!

  5. That cover is so epic and gorgeous! I love the colors and it sounds really fun.

    Thanks for dropping by, darling!

  6. This sounds really interesting. I love the concept. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thanks for posting this, Steph – that's awesome of you. Hope you and your visitors enjoy the read. (And I love the cover, too; big cheers to the talented Michael W. at Doubleday). Best, Steve

    1. Thanks for stopping by Mr. Irwin! I read your book, The Dead Path, and am a die-hard fan now! This book sounds as awesome as that one & I love the creepy cover! I'll definitely be waiting to get my hands on a copy of The Broken Ones!