HUMP DAY SPARKS: WAITING ON WEDNESDAY — THE LAST KIND WORDS — APRIL 4

Welcome to Hump Day Sparks, my place to feature this Waiting on Wednesday event, hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine.

Today’s spotlight shines on The Last Kind Words, by Tom Piccirilli…to be released on June 12, 2012.

Amazon Description:  From International Thriller Writers Award winner and Edgar Award nominee Tom Piccirilli comes a mesmerizing suspense novel that explores the bonds of family and the ways they’re stretched by guilt, grief, and the chance for redemption.

Raised in a clan of small-time thieves and grifters, Terrier Rand decided to cut free from them and go straight after his older brother, Collie, went on a senseless killing spree that left an entire family and several others dead. Five years later, and days before his scheduled execution, Collie contacts Terry and asks him to return home. He claims he wasn’t responsible for one of the murders–and insists that the real killer is still on the loose.

Uncertain whether his brother is telling the truth, and dogged by his own regrets, Terry is drawn back into the activities of his family: His father, Pinsch, who once made a living as a cat burglar but retired after the heartbreak caused by his two sons. His card sharp uncles, Mal and Grey, who’ve recently incurred the anger of the local mob. His grandfather, Old Shep, who has Alzheimer’s but is still a first-rate pickpocket. His teenage sister, Dale, who’s flirting with the lure of the criminal world. And Kimmy, the fiancée he abandoned, who’s now raising a child with his former best friend.

As Terrier starts to investigate what really happened on the day of Collie’s crime spree, will the truth he uncovers about their offenses and secrets tear the Rands apart?

Walking the razor-sharp edge between love and violence, with the atmospheric noir voice that is his trademark, The Last Kind Words demonstrates why Tom Piccirilli has become a must-read author.

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Exciting?  I think so…and I really can’t wait to break the spine on this one.  What are the rest of you awaiting?  Come on by and share….

26 thoughts on “HUMP DAY SPARKS: WAITING ON WEDNESDAY — THE LAST KIND WORDS — APRIL 4

  1. Great pick :) Just followed you and would appreciate it if you followed back. Thanks for commenting on my blog BTW :) It’s so nice to meet a fellow book blogger!!

  2. Thanks so much for the interest, everybody. Very much appreciated. Hope everyone who picks LKW up this summer enjoys it. Thanks again.

    best, Tom Pic

    “For the first time since The Godfather, a family of criminals has stolen my heart. This is a brilliant mix of love and violence, charm and corruption. I loved it.”—Nancy Pickard, bestselling author of The Scent of Rain and Lightning

    “You don’t choose your family. And the Rand clan, a family of thieves, is bad to the bone. But it’s a testimony to Tom Piccirilli’s stellar writing that you still care about each and every one of them. The Last Kind Words is at once a dark and brooding page-turner and a heartfelt tale about the ties that bind.”—Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Darkness, My Old Friend

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