Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings   to spotlight upcoming releases we are excited about that we have yet to read.

The book I’m waiting on this week is…


Confession: I have a habit of saving books for later that I really, really, really want to read now. Delayed gratification. I have learned there are others who do this, so I am not alone, thank goodness. I added Rust & Stardust to my shelf not long after it was listed on Netgalley because T. Greenwood is an auto-read author for me. Every book of hers I have read has been outstanding, and I am especially drawn to this one because it is inspired by true events. So while I have read many reviews come in from my friends, all positive I might add, I have waited and waited…And here I am, about to jump in, and I absolutely cannot wait! 📣 I will be reading Rust & Stardust soon! 📣

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Camden, NJ, 1948.

When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth’s, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he’s an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute—unless she does as he says.

This chilling novel traces the next two harrowing years as Frank mentally and physically assaults Sally while the two of them travel westward from Camden to San Jose, forever altering not only her life, but the lives of her family, friends, and those she meets along the way.

Have you read Rust & Stardust, or is it on your shelf? Do you delay gratification with your reads occasionally? (Feel free to validate me! 😉 ) Please share your link to Can’t Wait/Waiting on Wednesdays/WWW, so I can check yours out! Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR