TUESDAY EXCERPTS: “ALL THE LITTLE LIARS”

Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events: First Chapter/Intros, originally hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea and now hosted by I’d Rather Be at the Beach; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s feature is a new mailbox book:  All the Little Liars, by Charlaine Harris.

 

 

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Intro:  Aurora Teagarden Bartell and Robin Hale Crusoe were joined in holy matrimony on December 8 at St. James Episcopal Church.  Officiating at the ceremony was the Rev. Aubrey Scott.  Providing music was Emily Scott…

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Teaser:  Janie said, “Roe, I read the paper this morning.  Is it true?”  She looked almost hurt, which I found odd.  She’d made a big play for Robin, but now she seemed to feel that I should have confided in her. (p. 7).

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Synopsis:  Aurora Teagarden is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes her small Georgia town: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora’s 15-year-old brother Phillip is one of them. Also gone are two of his friends, and an 11-year-old girl who was just hoping to get a ride home from soccer practice. And then there’s an even worse discovery―at the kids’ last known destination, a dead body.

While the local police and sheriff’s department comb the county for the missing kids and interview everyone even remotely involved, Aurora and her new husband, true crime writer Robin Crusoe, begin their own investigation. Could the death and kidnappings have anything to do with a group of bullies at the middle school? Is Phillip’s disappearance related to Aurora’s father’s gambling debts? Or is Phillip himself, new to town and an unknown quantity, responsible for taking the other children? But regardless of the reason, as the days go by, the most important questions remain. Are the kids still alive? Who could be concealing them? Where could they be?

With Christmas approaching, Aurora is determined to find her brother…if he’s still alive.

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What do you think?  Would you keep reading?

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