TUESDAY SPARKS: INTROS/TEASERS – “SHE CAN HIDE”

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Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by Should Be Reading.

Today I am reading She Can Hide, another book in the mystery series authored by Melinda Leigh.

 

 

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Intro:  A whoosh and soft impact jolted Abby’s body.  She slid forward.  The seat belt caught her and snapped her back.  Pain ripped through her temple.  What happened?  Her vision blurred, and she rubbed her eyes to clear it.

The steering wheel and dashboard came into focus.  She was sitting in the front seat of her Subaru sedan.  Ice pellets bounced off her windshield.  When had it started to sleet?  Blinking hard, she stared through the glass.  Water splashed over the hood.

Oh my God.

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Teaser:  Ethan looked down at his notebook.  So far, all he’d written was doesn’t remember two hours before accident. (p. 22).

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From Amazon:  From the moment Officer Ethan Hale pulls Abby Foster from icy waters, he senses there’s more to her than meets the eye. Abby has no memory of the accident that submerged her car in the frozen river. Three years ago, Abby was kidnapped and abandoned in a well for a week. The botched police investigation nearly killed her. Abby had moved to the mountains of Pennsylvania for a fresh start, but when it becomes clear that this car crash wasn’t an accident, she knows the violence from her past has caught up with her.

But Abby’s former assailant was convicted and imprisoned, so who else wants her dead?

Ethan uncovers a fresh string of murders tied to Abby’s past. Someone is trying to kill her, and this time the stalker seems determined to finish the task. As the killer grows bolder, Abby begins to trust Ethan enough to share the truth, her heart, and her life. But to stop the murders, Ethan must make a decision that could jeopardize it all.

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I love the sound of this one, and having enjoyed every previous book in this series, I am eager to keep reading.  What do you think?

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FRIDAY SPARKS: BOOK BEGINNINGS & THE FRIDAY 56 — SHE CAN SCREAM — JULY 26

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Welcome to some bookish fun today as we share Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and as we showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

If you have been wanting to participate, but haven’t yet tried, now is the time!

What better way to spend a Friday?

I’m quite late for today’s event, but I wanted to join anyway.  My featured book is She Can Scream, by Melinda Leigh, an exciting addition to the series.

 

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Beginning:  Monday, October 21st, 6:10 p.m., Coopersfield, Pennsylvania.  Stalking used to be harder.

He read the display on his phone:  OFF 4 MY RUN!

Thanks you, social media, for a generation of young women compelled to report their every movement to the world….

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56:  His grandmother sighed.  “What terrible timing.  I hate to see Brooke and her children alone with a violent criminal running around.”

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Blurb:  In one moment, high school teacher and single mother Brooke Davenport interrupts a vicious assault, saves a young woman’s life, and attracts the attention of a serial killer.

Sixteen years ago, Brooke lost her roommate to a brutal murder. Now she teaches women’s self-defense, still trying to heal from the guilt and grief that plague her. Convinced the predator knows his victims and is stalking his prey online, she is determined to find him before he strikes again. Her brother’s friend, Luke has the computer expertise to help. But Brooke’s unexpected desire for Luke complicates her investigation, and her fixation with the case provokes a deadly reaction from the killer.

Injured in terrorist bombing overseas, computer expert Luke Holloway is still haunted by flashbacks of his young assistant’s death in the explosion. But Luke can’t refuse the request of a deployed friend to look after his sister, Brooke. Taking on responsibility for Brooke’s safety threatens Luke’s tenuous recovery, especially after he develops feelings for her that transcend a promise to a friend. When Brooke saves a young girl from a brutal assault and becomes a killer’s obsession, Luke vows to protect her at all costs.

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I have been following this series since the beginning, and I eagerly await each new book.  What are you sharing today?