TUESDAY EXCERPTS: “THE OTHER 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 one of my new books:  The Other Family, by Wendy Corsi Staub.

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Intro:

(Nora)

The Howell family moves into 104 Glover Street in Brooklyn on the Friday before Labor Day.

Overnight storms have scoured summer stagnancy from the air and the sky begs contemplation, no matter how fatigued one might be from a sleepless red-eye cross-country flight in the middle coach seat.

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Teaser:

Wrapped in a towel, she digs through the countertop disorder for her La Prairie night cream.  Besides Keith’s collection of vitamins and homeopathic remedies, there are too many toiletries and cosmetics, hairbrushes and hair products, two bottles of contact lens solution and cases, her own and Stacey’s.

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Synopsis: The watcher sees who you are…and knows what you did. 

It’s the perfect home for the perfect family: pretty Nora Howell, her handsome husband, their two teenage daughters, and lovable dog. As California transplants making a fresh start in Brooklyn, they expected to live in a shoebox, but the brownstone has a huge kitchen, lots of light, and a backyard. The catch: its previous residents were victims of a grisly triple homicide that remains unsolved.  

Soon, peculiar things begin happening. The pug is nosing around like a bloodhound. Nora unearths a long-hidden rusty box in the flowerbed. Oldest daughter Stacey, obsessed with the family murdered in their house, pokes into the bloody past and becomes convinced that a stranger is watching the house. Watching them.

She’s right. But one of the Howells will recognize his face. Because one of them has a secret that will blindside the others with a truth that lies shockingly close to home—and to this one’s terrifying history.

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What do you think?  Would you keep reading?

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