Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Herring Girl by Debbie Taylor

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

   This week I am waiting for:   Herring Girl by Debbie Taylor

Paperback, 480 pages
Expected publication: September 9th 2014 by Oneworld Publications

A troubled boy. A psychotherapist specializing in past life regression. An unsolved murder from 100 years ago that threatens to take another life. Twelve-year-old Ben believes he is a girl. When therapist Mary suggests hypnosis, he recalls a past life as herring girl Annie. The session ends abruptly and Mary begins to suspect that Annie might have been murdered. As the therapy continues, the events surrounding Annie’s final days start to emerge: her secret affair with young fisherman Sam; the violent jealousy of his rival Tom; the illegitimate pregnancy of her best friend Flo; the emerging homosexuality of her brother Jimmy. Before long Mary and Ben discover that all of these people lived and died over a century earlier in the fishing port where they live. If reincarnation happens in clusters, perhaps Ben's friends and family were involved in the dramas of 1898, and the murderer is still among them. Can they solve the mystery before tragedy strikes again?

What are you waiting for? 


  1. This one sounds like something different and I love different. I haven't heard of it but I need to check it out. Thank you so much for sharing it :)
    Great pick :)

    Here is our WOW pick

  2. Thanks for sharing this new-to-me author and novel.

    My WoW: