Waiting on Wednesday: Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch

Waiting on Wednesday meme

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we are anticipating.

Summer House with Swimming Pool, Herman Koch, fictionFiction
Expected Release Date June 3, 2014
Publisher: Hogarth

402 Pages
Pre-Order: Amazon





I’ve had The Dinner (Koch’s last novel) on my TBR (To Be Read) list for a long time now and still haven’t gotten around to it. So, I’m planning on leapfrogging it with Koch’s upcoming page turner about a corrupt doctor. I’m on a string of fantastic page turners right now, so I’m excited to hopefully keep the streak alive!

Plot Summary from Amazon
The blistering, compulsively readable new novel from Herman Koch, author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Dinner.

When a medical procedure goes horribly wrong and famous actor Ralph Meier winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser needs to come up with some answers. After all, reputation is everything in this business. Personally, he’s not exactly upset that Ralph is gone, but as a high profile doctor to the stars, Marc can’t hide from the truth forever. 

It all started the previous summer. Marc, his wife, and their two beautiful teenage daughters agreed to spend a week at the Meier’s extravagant summer home on the Mediterranean. Joined by Ralph and his striking wife Judith, her mother, and film director Stanley Forbes and his much younger girlfriend, the large group settles in for days of sunshine, wine tasting, and trips to the beach. But when a violent incident disrupts the idyll, darker motivations are revealed, and suddenly no one can be trusted. As the ultimate holiday soon turns into a nightmare, the circumstances surrounding Ralph’s later death begin to reveal the disturbing reality behind that summer’s tragedy. 

Featuring the razor-sharp humor and acute psychological insight that made The Dinner an international phenomenon, Summer House with Swimming Pool is a controversial, thought-provoking novel that showcases Herman Koch at his finest.

What book are you waiting for?

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  1. I definitely plan to read this one… really liked The Dinner!

    Posted 5.28.14 Reply
  2. I’ve been meaning to check out The Dinner for a while now, too. This one sounds intriguing as well.

    Posted 5.28.14 Reply
  3. I’ve got this one on my shelf now. I need to get to it!
    Here’s my WoW!

    Posted 5.28.14 Reply
  4. Oh man, that covers creeping me out. Big time. Sounds pretty good though!

    Here’s mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

    Posted 5.28.14 Reply
  5. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one too! Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Posted 5.28.14 Reply
  6. Sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it and will look forward to your review.

    Posted 5.29.14 Reply

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