TUESDAY EXCERPTS: “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR”

Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events: First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Socrates Book Reviews; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s feature is one of my new downloads:  The Other Side of the Door, by Nicci French.

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Intro:

(After)

I turned around and checked the door of the flat.  It was closed.  That wasn’t enough.  What if somebody arrived suddenly?  What if they had a key?  I pulled my sleeve over my hand so that I wouldn’t touch it directly and, awkwardly through the cloth, grasped the bolt and slid it across as quietly as I could.

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Teaser:

She sat on the other side of the boat and put her feet against the body, pushing it away from her.  I took the shoulders and tugged.  The boat rocked violently. (p. 59).

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Synopsis:

Who is more dangerous? An enemy, a friend, or a lover?

When Bonnie Graham arrives at her boyfriend’s apartment in London, she is horrified to discover a dead body in a pool of blood on the floor. But she doesn’t call the police. Bonnie hides the corpse and then carefully wipes away any evidence she was ever there.

Bonnie is a music teacher who spent a long, hot summer in London rehearsing with a band to play at a friend’s wedding. It was supposed to be fun, but the band members find the complicated knots of their friendships—some old, some new—unraveling as the days themselves unwind. What was meant to be a summer of happiness, love, and music turns deadly as lovers betray one another, passions turn murderous, and friendship itself becomes a crime.

Everyone tells lies. But is anyone prepared to tell the truth to uncover a murderer?

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What do you think?  I love this author, so I’m eager to keep going.

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