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 new book from an old favorite author:  The Couple at the Table, by Sophie Hannah.



Dear Whoever Killed Jane Brinkwood,

Dear Jane’s Murderer,

Which do you prefer?

This  is a first for me:  writing to someone while not having a clue who they are.  I’ve no idea how to approach doing something so strange, but I’ll have to figure it out as I go along because I need to write this down.



“Are you going to stop—immediately, right now—drawing these maps and diagrams and driving yourself ever closer to insanity with endless beside-the-point permutations?”



Jane and William are enjoying their honeymoon at an exclusive couples-only resort…

…until Jane receives a chilling note warning her to “Beware of the couple at the table nearest to yours.” At dinner that night, five other couples are present, and none of their tables is any nearer or farther away than any of the others. It’s almost as if someone has set the scene in order to make the warning note meaningless—but why would anyone do that?

Jane has no idea.

But someone in this dining room will be dead before breakfast, and all the evidence will suggest that no one there that night could have possibly committed the crime.


What do you think?  Would you keep reading?




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