Tuesday, March 31, 2020

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph and Teaser Tuesday

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros now hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews, where bloggers share excerpts from a book they have read, are currently reading, or are planning to read.

Teaser Tuesday hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker, where bloggers post two teaser sentences (no spoilers allowed) from a random page of their current read. 

Today I'm featuring Safe House by Jo Jakeman, a psychological suspense novel from the author of The Exes' Revenge.  The excerpt shared is from an Ebook version borrowed remotely from the library.


Book Beginning:  Prologue
Interview Room 3
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 10;18 A.M.

Conor Fletcher slams the palm of his hand on the table between them and says, "I knew something like this would happen!"

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Teaser:  A momentary look of surprise at the change of topic was replaced with an insulted frown.  He looked at her like she'd slapped him.

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What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
Charlie Miller is a woman with a dark secret.  In an attempt to start her life over,  Charlie moves to a small coastal village in Cornwall, where initially she manages to keep her distance from curious neighbors.  But as Charlie is drawn into village life, she must learn to trust again, while protecting the secrets of her past--a past which is about to catch up with her.

As a storm lashes the remote village, Charlie finds herself in extreme danger--from both the forces of nature and a sinister foe from her past.

This page-turning story delivers suspenseful twists and turns aplenty, culminating in a stormy gothic setting that make it un-put-down-able.  

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  1. I have just added this one to my list! I've been noticing it, and it is now calling to me. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. Sounds good! Thanks for sharing it! Take care and stay safe!

  3. Both the intro and teaser are great hooks. I would keep reading more.

  4. This one is on my wishlist. Sounds like my kind of book.