Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
So here are my two sentences from the top of the page of my current read:
“Maybe those of us who’ve never experienced the worst life has to offer get along with a peculiarly human kind of denial,” Mia said into the silence. “And maybe those of us who’ve touched the void and lived – and losing a child immerses you in the void, Allison, believe me – maybe we survivors just need to protect ourselves from ever visiting its depths again.”
I am about halfway through an Advance Reader’s Copy of KILLER IMAGE by Wendy Tyson. It is Wendy’s first novel (I can’t believe it is a first novel, it is so impressive.) in the Allison Campbell mystery series. She will be doing a guest post on my blog on October third while doing a virtual tour for the book release. So my teaser for Teaser Tuesday really is a teaser since you can’t read it yet but you can pre-order it on Amazon which I would highly recommend as it is an incredible book. The genre is listed as Cozy Mystery but I would disagree with that. It is a mystery and it is a series, or the start of one. But it is not cozy. Much more Mystery Thriller. I think women are sometimes unfairly labeled as cozy when they are writing a series. Just my humble opinion. Anyway… it is a fantastic read so far and I want to get back to it.
Philadelphia image consultant Allison Campbell is not your typical detective. She’s more familiar with the rules of etiquette than the rules of evidence, prefers three-inch Manolos to comfy flats and relates to Dear Abby, not Judge Judy.
When Allison’s latest Main Line client, the fifteen-year-old Goth daughter of a White House hopeful, is accused of the ritualistic murder of a local divorce attorney, Allison fights to prove her client’s innocence when no one else will. But in a place where image is everything, the ability to distinguish the truth from the facade may be the only thing that keeps Allison alive.