TUESDAY EXCERPTS: “HER PERFECT FAMILY”

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 relatively new book:  Her Perfect Family, by Teresa Driscoll.

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Intro:

(Prologue)

The daughter looks at her outfit.  And suddenly, at this eleventh hour, she realises the colour is all wrong.

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Teaser:

I look away, my brain spinning once more as I do the sums again.  I had assumed this baby had to be Alex’s.  It never occurred to me it wouldn’t be. (p. 60).

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Synopsis:

It’s their daughter’s graduation and Rachel and Ed Hartley are expecting it to be one of their family’s happiest days. But when she stumbles and falls on stage during the ceremony, a beautiful moment turns to chaos: Gemma has been shot, and just like that, she’s fighting for her life.

PI Matthew Hill is one of the first on the scene. A cryptic message Gemma received earlier in the day suggests someone close to her was about to be exposed. But who? As Matthew starts to investigate, he finds more and more layers obscuring the truth. He even begins to suspect the Hartleys are hiding something big—from him and from each other.

While Gemma lies in hospital in a coma, her would-be killer is still out there. Can Matthew unravel the family’s secrets before the attacker strikes again?

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Would you keep reading?

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