Can’t Wait Wednesday : Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is : Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller.  I loved Our Endless Numbered Days

Bitter Orange‘A twisty, thorny, darkly atmospheric page turner about loneliness and belonging’ Gabriel Tallent, author of My Absolute Darling

From the attic of a dilapidated English country house, she sees them – Cara first: dark and beautiful, clinging to a marble fountain of Cupid, and Peter, an Apollo. It is 1969 and they are spending the summer in the rooms below hers while Frances writes a report on the follies in the garden for the absent American owner. But she is distracted. Beneath a floorboard in her bathroom, she discovers a peephole which gives her access to her neighbours’ private lives.

To Frances’ surprise, Cara and Peter are keen to spend time with her. It is the first occasion that she has had anybody to call a friend, and before long they are spending every day together: eating lavish dinners, drinking bottle after bottle of wine, and smoking cigarettes till the ash piles up on the crumbling furniture. Frances is dazzled.

But as the hot summer rolls lazily on, it becomes clear that not everything is right between Cara and Peter. The stories that Cara tells don’t quite add up – and as Frances becomes increasingly entangled in the lives of the glamorous, hedonistic couple, the boundaries between truth and lies, right and wrong, begin to blur.

20 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller”

  1. taylortalksbooks

    this one seems a bit mysterious and i’m loooving that cover!
    Here’s my Can’t-Wait Wednesday!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I read and loved her Our Endless Numbered Days so I would love to pick this one up at some point.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Carmen

    Ooh, this plot seems to have a dose of darkness simmering under the surface. I hope it delivers the goods because the premise is fantastic. 🙂

  3. waytoofantasy

    I feel like this is going to be one of those atmospheric books. 🙂

  4. Tammy

    This sounds really good, I’ve never heard of this author, but I’ll definitely be adding this to my list😊

    • @lynnsbooks

      It sounds very intriguing. And, I loved her debut.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Sounds pretty dark – I love it!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It does doesn’t it – that’s what must have drawn me in – oh and the fact I’ve read and loved this author before.
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    It sounds like a slow descent into Hell… Interesting! 🙂

  7. sjhigbee

    Claire Fuller was one of the authors giving a workshop at our Writers’ Club on the craft of short story writing last Thursday:). She was showing off her upcoming book, then.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved her first book – or at least the first book of hers that I read so I’m excited about this one.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Greg

    This sounds pretty good, and Cara / Peter sound like trouble. 🙂

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Is this suspense/psychological thriller? From the synopsis it sounds like it could be, but I’m not sure. If it is, I’m going to have to keep this one on my radar, I’ve been addicted to the genre lately!

    • @lynnsbooks

      That’s the way I was reading it – I read her first novel and really enjoyed it so was pleased to find this one.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Danya @ Fine Print

    This sounds dark and spooky, but thankfully not *too* spooky for a scaredy cat like me. That cover is calling my name, too!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love both the covers and I really liked her debut novel.
      Lynn 😀

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