Thursday 1 February 2018

#CoverCrush Wisp of a Thing by Alex Bledsoe

For new visitors do I want to explain that Cover Crush is something that my friend Erin over at Flashlight Commentary came up with and I adopted the idea together with some other friends. And, now we try to put up a Cover Crush every week. You can check below my pick of the week for their choices this week!

Alex Bledsoe's The Hum and the Shiver was named one of the Best Fiction Books of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews. Now with Wisp of a ThingBledsoe returns to the isolated ridges and hollows of the Smoky Mountains to spin an equally enchanting tale of music and magic older than the hills….

Touched by a very public tragedy, musician Rob Quillen comes to Cloud County, Tennessee, in search of a song that might ease his aching heart. All he knows of the mysterious and reclusive Tufa is what he has read on the internet: they are an enigmatic clan of swarthy, black-haired mountain people whose historical roots are lost in myth and controversy. Some people say that when the first white settlers came to the Appalachians centuries ago, they found the Tufa already there. Others hint that Tufa blood brings special gifts.

Rob finds both music and mystery in the mountains. Close-lipped locals guard their secrets, even as Rob gets caught up in a subtle power struggle he can't begin to comprehend. A vacationing wife goes missing, raising suspicions of foul play, and a strange feral girl runs wild in the woods, howling in the night like a lost spirit.

Change is coming to Cloud County, and only the night wind knows what part Rob will play when the last leaf falls from the Widow's Tree…and a timeless curse must be broken at last.


When it was time to pick this week's Cover Crush did I not have to go far. This is the next book I was about to start reading and I've been charmed by its cover since the first time I saw it! The tree and the woman's face. It intrigues me!

Check out what my friends have picked for Cover Crush's this week:

Stephanie @ Layered Pages


  1. Thank you! I wish I could take credit for it, but it's all the art department at the publisher. Hope you enjoy the book, too!

    1. Well, I just finished the book and it was a blast! ;) So the cover and the story are both fabulous!

  2. Wow, what a haunting cover. I'm going to have to look into this one!