TUESDAY EXCERPTS: “THE UNREMEMBERED GIRL”

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 a book I purchased in October 2017:  The Unremembered Girl, by Eliza Maxwell.

Intro:

Death was heavier than Henry expected.  More than the sum of its parts, it would seem.

He shifted the load on his shoulder, wishing he could unknow what was wrapped inside the bundle he was struggling with.

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Teaser:

“Test me, Livingston” she said quietly.  “I dare you.” (p. 60).

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Synopsis:

In the deep woods of East Texas, Henry supports his family by selling bootleg liquor. It’s all he can do to keep his compassionate but ailing mother and his stepfather—a fanatical grassroots minister with a bruising rhetoric—from ruin. But they have no idea they’ve become the obsession of the girl in the woods.

Abandoned and nearly feral, Eve has been watching them, seduced by the notion of family—something she’s known only in the most brutal sense. Soon she can’t resist the temptation to get close. Where Henry’s mother sees a poor girl in need, his father sees only wickedness. When Henry forges an unexpected bond with Eve, he believes he might be able to save her. He doesn’t know how wrong he is.

Eve is about to take charge of her own destiny—and that of Henry’s family. As both their worlds spin violently out of control, Henry must make an impossible choice: protect the broken woman who’s claimed a piece of his soul, or put everyone he loves at risk in order to do the right thing.

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Would you keep reading?  I have had this book for a few years, so now I am curious.

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