Jenny Shank‘s debut novel, The Ringer, is set for a March 1 release, and already it has gained some nice notices from reviewers.

Here’s what Publishers Weekly says:

Shank debuts promisingly with the dramatic story of two families upended by an accidental police shooting. Denver police officer Ed O’Fallon is wracked with guilt after he guns down a man during a drug raid; Patricia Maestas, meanwhile, is instantly made a widow and single mother. Their narratives are equally engaging: as Ed’s marriage buckles under the weight of his feelings of guilt, Patricia struggles to keep her 12-year-old son, Ray, out of trouble. What keeps Ray off the streets is baseball—the same sport Ed’s sons are devoted to.

You can see where this is headed. I really enjoyed this book. Shank, the book reviewer/blogger for New West, writes in a literary yet accessible style, with plenty of plot turns to keep the pages flying by. And now you have a chance to read this novel in advance form before it lands in stores. If you’d like to be considered for this ARC, simply comment on this item. In about 24 hours, I’ll randomly pick a winner.

And be sure to check back tomorrow for the chance to win an ARC that absolutely knocked my socks off. I can’t wait to pass it on.

Update, Friday afternoon: I’m going to let this one ride on through the weekend and perhaps pick up some more entrants. On Monday, there will be one last giveaway of an absolutely titanic book. As the Jets’ Bart Scott might say: “CAN’T WAIT!”

Update, Sunday, 12:24 a.m.: JHS wins the copy of The Ringer.

Everybody else, swing back by on Monday for the last of the giveaways (for now). It’s a good one!

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