Cover attraction is hosted by the Printed Page. This week, my attention was immediately grabbed by the cover for, "Whistling in the Dark," by Lesley Kagen. There is just something about this image that I found intriguing. I then picked up the book and found myself more interested after reading the cover blurb.
"It was the summer on Vliet street when we started locking all our doors...
Sally O'Malley made a promise to her daddy before he died. She swore she'd look after her sister Troo. Keep her safe. But like her granny always said, actions speak louder than words. And Sally would have to agree with her. Because during the summer of 1959, the girls' mother is hospitalized, their stepfather abandons them for a six-pack, and their big sister, Nell, who was left with strict instructions to take care of them, is too busy making out with her boyfriend to notice that Sally and Troo are on the loose. And so is a murderer and a molester.
Highly imaginative Sally is pretty sure of two things. Who the killer is, and that she's next on his list. If nobody will believe her, she has no choice but to protect herself and Troo as best she can, relying on her own courage and the kindness of her neighbors.
Funny, wise, and uplifting, Whistling in the Dark is the story of two tough and endearing little girls... and of a time not so long ago, when life was not so innocent as it appeared.."
I am really looking forward to reading this, perhaps because it specifically says the book is uplifting. With all the craziness in the world right now a little uplifting reading doesn't seem as though it would go amiss.