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Teaser Tuesday

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!)

I’m still reading The Last Policeman it’s quite good but I keep getting interrupted while reading it. Life and all le sigh lol so here is another teaser to enjoy

 

“You know what you can do?” I saw softly, raising one finger and pointing it at the sky. “You can go fuck yourself.”

 

What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, anyway?

Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There’s no chance left. No hope. Just six precious months until impact.

The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States. The economy spirals downward while crops rot in the fields. Churches and synagogues are packed. People all over the world are walking off the job—but not Hank Palace. He’s investigating a death by hanging in a city that sees a dozen suicides every week—except this one feels suspicious, and Palace is the only cop who cares.

The first in a trilogy, The Last Policeman offers a mystery set on the brink of an apocalypse. As Palace’s investigation plays out under the shadow of 2011GV1, we’re confronted by hard questions way beyond “whodunit.” What basis does civilization rest upon? What is life worth? What would any of us do, what would we really do, if our days were numbered?

Teaser Tuesday

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!)

I just started reading The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters and I have to say I adore Quirk books. I’ve been lucky and won two books from them The Last Policeman however was offered for review. I see a glowing one coming soon. From page 49

Then I thank him and put away my blue book and my pen and step out onto the sidewalk, the snow falling on the red brick and sandstone of downtown, and I’m standing there for a second watching it all in my head like a movie: the shy awkward man in the rumpled brown suit, climbing up into the shotgun seat of a shiny red pickup running a converted engine, driving off into the last hours of his life.

 

 

What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, anyway?

Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There’s no chance left. No hope. Just six precious months until impact.

The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States. The economy spirals downward while crops rot in the fields. Churches and synagogues are packed. People all over the world are walking off the job—but not Hank Palace. He’s investigating a death by hanging in a city that sees a dozen suicides every week—except this one feels suspicious, and Palace is the only cop who cares.

The first in a trilogy, The Last Policeman offers a mystery set on the brink of an apocalypse. As Palace’s investigation plays out under the shadow of 2011GV1, we’re confronted by hard questions way beyond “whodunit.” What basis does civilization rest upon? What is life worth? What would any of us do, what would we really do, if our days were numbered?

Teaser Tuesday

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!)

 

 

Weight of Silence is one I heard about on some blogs. It looked great so I thought well now try that one out. I just got it from the library and as I have only just finished my last book I’m going with the opening lines.

 

Louis and I see you nearly at the same time. In the woods, through the bee trees whose heavy, sweet smell will forever remind me of this day, I see flashes of your pink summer nightgown that you wore to bed last night.

 

It happens quietly one August morning. As dawn’s shimmering light drenches the humid Iowa air, two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night.Seven-year-old Calli Clark is sweet, gentle, a dreamer who suffers from selective mutism brought on by tragedy that pulled her deep into silence as a toddler.Calli’s mother, Antonia, tried to be the best mother she could within the confines of marriage to a mostly absent, often angry husband. Now, though she denies that her husband could be involved in the possible abductions, she fears her decision to stay in her marriage has cost her more than her daughter’s voice.Petra Gregory is Calli’s best friend, her soul mate and her voice. But neither Petra nor Calli has been heard from since their disappearance was discovered. Desperate to find his child, Martin Gregory is forced to confront a side of himself he did not know existed beneath his intellectual, professorial demeanor.Now these families are tied by the question of what happened to their children. And the answer is trapped in the silence of unspoken family secrets.

Teaser Tuesday

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!)

I have been in a reading funk which bums me out as the books I’ve been reading have been great I’ve really enjoyed them it’s just that I can’t get lost in them and they take me ages to get through all due to stupid personal crap which I’ll write about in a couple months. Lakebridge Spring the first book in the series was great but after taking me far longer than the couple – three days it would normally have I sat myself down and said self you need to stop this and read, good books await. So glad I did as I love, love, love the second in the series Lakebridge Summer. Still slower than normal but much improved on the reading time. It is a great read and the review for Spring I am hoping to have up this week. Be sure to check out this fantastic series it is seriously amazing.

 

 

 

She opened the door and walked through the glass hallway that separated the dome from the house. She imagined it deep in winter, it would be amazing to stand in here and stare out at all the white and be part of it. Standing knee deep in the snow and not feeling the chill. And it was so quiet, like all the sound had been removed from the world.

Teaser Tuesday

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!)

 

My teaser is from Lakesbridge Spring by Natasha Troop, the first in a four part series. I have books one and two in the series. Three and four are yet to be released. I’m very excited though because I’ve only just started the book and it is fantastic. I love the way the author writes such great flow, easy to read and yet taking something as simple as a moose crossing a road and the most fascinating insightful chapter comes along. Here is a teaser from page 3.

 

This great book is only 99cents on amazon for kindle. Can you say bargain? The Cabin Goddess is giving away books one and two in the series as part of the indie hop ends today so go quickly and get those entries in.

The moose watched the man with the axe walk by through the mist and thought it a good sign that he did not stop and stare or try and approach him. So long as the man did not come near the moose, the moose had no plans to come near the man.