I Can't Wait for... Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M. Valente

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Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about and have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released, but not necessarily. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was originally hosted at Breaking the Spine. 

My pick for this week sounds absolutely creepy, with so many little threads of doubt and discontent... 

 Comfort Me With Apples
Author: Catherynne M. Valente 
Publisher: Tordotcom
Publication Date: October 26, 2021
Genres: Thriller
Shelves: Female-authored, female-fronted

A terrifying new thriller from bestseller Catherynne M. Valente, for fans of Gone Girl and Spinning Silver

Sophia was made for him. Her perfect husband. She can feel it in her bones. He is perfect. Their home together in Arcadia Gardens is perfect. Everything is perfect.

It's just that he's away so much. So often. He works so hard. She misses him. And he misses her. He says he does, so it must be true. He is the perfect husband and everything is perfect.

But sometimes Sophia wonders about things. Strange things. Dark things. The look on her husband's face when he comes back from a long business trip. The questions he will not answer. The locked basement she is never allowed to enter. And whenever she asks the neighbors, they can't quite meet her gaze....

But everything is perfect. Isn't it?


  1. This sounds amazing! And I'm reading The Echo Wife right now and this story is giving me similar vibes.

  2. I haven't read enough from this highly talented, unsettling author - but this one looks a really gripping read... I hope you enjoy it. Meanwhile, I'll see if I can fit it in! Thank you for sharing:)

  3. Oooh! This sounds like an interesting book! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  4. Yes please and what a great cover!

  5. I was just reading up on this one thinking I needed to add it to my wish list. It sounds so good. And I love that cover.

  6. I saw the cover to this one earlier this week. Talk about intriguing!


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