Welcome to Tuesday Sparks, in which we spotlight Teaser Tuesdays, hosted by Should Be Reading.

Here’s how it works:

  • 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.

Today I’m sharing a book on my stack for next week.  Darkness, My Old Friend, by Lisa Unger, is another one of the author’s suspense thrillers.

Blurb:  “Darkness, My Old Friend is deeply plotted and complex and carries an undeniable momentum. Lisa Unger’s enthralling cast of characters pulled me right in and locked me down tight. This is one book that will have you racing to the last page, only to have you wishing the ride wasn’t over.”—Michael Connelly

“Lisa Unger is one of my favorite authors.  She gets better and better with each book.”—Karin Slaughter, New York Times Bestselling author of Fallen

“A satisfying story with an eclectic and interesting cast of characters and believable dialogue. Unger shows her usual deftness at intricate plotting and explores the mother-child relationship from multiple angles…Sure to be another hit with Unger fans.”—Kirkus Reviews


Teaser:  Jonas Cooper feared death.  The dread of it woke him in the night, sat him bolt upright and drew all the breath from his lungs, narrowed his esophagus, had him rasping in the dark.  It turned all the normal shadows of the bedroom that he shared with his wife into a legion of ghouls and intruders waiting with silent and malicious intent.  p. 9


Okay, I’m scared just reading this! 

What did the rest of you discover for today?  I hope you’ll stop by and share.

48 thoughts on “TUESDAY SPARKS — TEASIN’ — AUGUST 30

  1. The Word Jar

    You always read such great books! I’m definitely going to be reading this one. I love books that you love/hate to read after dark. (I just started reading the Frog and Toad books to my daughter, and she’s not sure yet how she feels about “The Shivers.” Mommy loves them!) And I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about The Leftovers. I have that one on hold at the library! Thanks for sharing your teaser!


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