A bit late this Tuesday – but settling back in from a quick weekend trip to “warmer” GA – still not super warm for their standards – but I’ll take it over our “extreme cold” up here by the lake!
Actually still trucking through Gone Girl – so today I thought I’d try to find one for a book that releases TODAY (that I have yet to start!) The Winter Foundlings by Kate Rhodes (provided by NetGalley). Apparently book # 3 in the Alice Quenin Series (which I’ll admit I didn’t realize and haven’t read the 1st 2 – oops! Hope it’s a good standalone book!!)
“Kicking and beating the ice made no difference; the solid wall of cold refused to break. All I could do was hurl myself at it, like the inmate I’d seen, bouncing from the walls of his padded cell. None of my efforts worked – the child was fading, her pale blue mouth gasping for air.”
(31% into book)
A bit of a dark one today…what do you think? Sound like an intriguing book? Please leave your teaser in the comments and thanks for stopping by!
Psychologist Alice Quentin has been looking forward to a break from her hectic London life. She has vowed to stay clear of police work. The previous cases she helped the police with have left her scarred. So, when Alice is given the rare opportunity to study treatment methods at Northwood high-security hospital outside of London, she is eager to get to work.
But then a young girl is discovered, dressed all in white, on the steps of the Foundling Museum. Four girls have recently gone missing in North London—this is the third to be found, dead. The fourth may still be alive, and Alice Quentin may be able to help. Britain’s most prolific child killer, Louis Kinsella, has been locked up in Northwood for over a decade. Yet, these recent kidnappings and murders are clearly connected to Kinsella’s earlier crimes. It seems that someone is continuing where he left off. So, when Detective Don Burns comes asking for Alice’s help, how can she refuse? Alice will do anything to help save a child—even if that means forming a relationship with a charismatic, ruthless murderer. But Kinsella is slow to give away his secrets, and time is running out for the latest kidnap victim, who is simply trying to survive. In her quest to save a life, Alice finds she has put her own life on the line.
The Winter Foundling is Kate Rhode’s exciting thriller featuring Alice Quentin following Crossbones Yard and A Killing of Angels.
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!