Teaser Tuesday: January 5th 2016

Happy New Year!!

I could begin with a thousand excuses as to where I have been, but I won’t.  The good news is that I still have been reading and will work on a catch up post (someday?)  But I did start the year with a good one – like stay up till midnight – need to know what happened – good one.  So I’ll tease that one today!

It is a NetGalley read from Summit Lake by Charlie Donlea* (click on book or see description below) and it releases January 26, 2016.

“Maybe those things would have prevented the year from unfolding the way it had.  Maybe nothing would have changed.”
60% into book

Book Description:

Set in a small, picturesque North Carolina town, Charlie Donlea’s suspenseful debut novel tells the haunting story of a murdered law school student, the reporter assigned to her story—and the intimate connection that comes when the living walk in the footsteps of the dead.

“No suspects.  No persons of interest.  Just a girl who was alive one day and dead the next.”

Some places seem too beautiful to be touched by horror. Summit Lake, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is that kind of place, with charming stilt houses dotted along the pristine water. But two weeks ago, Becca Eckersley, a first-year law student, was brutally murdered in one of those houses. The daughter of a powerful attorney, Becca was hard-working, accomplished, and ambitious. Now, while the town reels with grief and shocked residents gather to share their theories, the police are baffled.

At first, investigative reporter Kelsey Castle thinks of the assignment as a fluff piece. But the savagery of the crime, and the determined efforts to keep the case quiet, all hint at something far more than a random attack by a stranger. As Kelsey digs deeper, pushing on despite danger and warnings, she feels a growing connection to the dead girl. And the more she learns about Becca’s friendships, her love life—and the secrets she was keeping—the more convinced she becomes that learning the truth about Becca could be the key to overcoming her own dark past…

What do you think?? Please share yours below too! Thanks for stopping by – hope to keep this up as we begin 2016!!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB/Jenn of A Daily Rhythm. 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!

*Quote was pulled from an ARC and may not tie exactly to final version.


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16 responses to “Teaser Tuesday: January 5th 2016

  1. Beth F

    This is a new one to me — could be a good mystery.

  2. Interesting. Sounds like a potential thriller. My Teaser is from The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend.

  3. Not heard of this one, but love the cover and I like a good suspense. 🙂

    My teaser

  4. Ann

    Sounds like a good one!

  5. I love the mystery, the setting, and the feeling that I would be totally absorbed in the story…thanks for sharing. Here’s mine: “FLYING SHOES”

  6. This sounds really good. It is the kind of book I enjoy. My teaser comes from The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag. Happy reading!

  7. Happy New Year, Welcome back (I missed you) and what a great sounding book you’ve chosen – If it kept you up then it is probably one that I need!

  8. I love the North Carolina setting, and the plot sounds like one I’d enjoy. I’ll be watching for this book’s release.
    My Tuesday post features JEWEL.

  9. What a great tease. Love the setting.


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