TUESDAY SPARKS — TEASERS — DEC. 27

 

Good morning!  Welcome to another edition of Teaser Tuesdays, in which we spark some creativity with our excerpts.  Hosted by Should Be Reading, here’s what you need to know to join in:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

I am delighted to share from a book I’ll be reading next week.  Sophie Hannah’s A Room Swept White is another suspense thriller from an author I enjoy.

 

 

TV producer Fliss Benson receives an anonymous card at work. The card has sixteen numbers on it, arranged in four rows of four — numbers that mean nothing to her. On the same day, Fliss finds out she’s going to be working on a documentary about miscarriages of justice involving cot-death mothers wrongly accused of murder. The documentary will focus on three women: Helen Yardley, Sarah Jaggard and Rachel Hines. All three women are now free, and the doctor who did her best to send them to prison for life, child protection zealot Dr Judith Duffy, is under investigation for misconduct. For reasons she has shared with nobody, this is the last project Fliss wants to be working on. And then Helen Yardley is found dead at her home, and in her pocket is a card with sixteen numbers on it, arranged in four rows of four …

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Teaser:  I am looking at numbers when Laurie phones, numbers that mean nothing to me.  My first thought, when I pulled the card out of the envelope and saw four rows of single figures, was of Sudoku, a game I’ve never played and am not likely to, since I hate all things mathematical.  p. 19

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What enticing excerpts are you sharing today?  Come on by and leave a link, please!