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Teaser Tuesday (July 8)

Tuesday Teaser

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

their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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

My Teaser this week is from Spilt Milk by Amanda Hodgkinson

Spilt Milk


1913. Unmarried sisters Nellie and Vivian Marsh live an impoverished existence in a tiny cottage on the banks of the Little River in Suffolk. Their life is quiet and predictable, until a sudden flood throws up a strange fish on their doorstep and a travelling man who will change them forever.
1939. Eighteen year old Birdie Farr is working as a barmaid in the family pub in London. When she realises she is pregnant she turns to her mother Nellie, who asks her sister to arrange an adoption for Birdie’s new born daughter. But as the years pass Birdie discovers she cannot escape the Marsh sisters’ shadowy past – and her own troubling obsession with finding her lost daughter will have deep consequences for all of them… Goodreads

My Teaser

Rose loved stories closer to home. Reports of vagrants stealing food from honest tables, their knapsacks bulging with other people’s belongings. The local gazette was her preferred reading It was full of dreadful stories that made them lock their door at night and fear the sounds of the isolated house.


A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

54 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday (July 8)

  1. Very interesting title, I’m tempted to read it for that alone, but I like where I think the story is going; ie. the storyline. Very interesting, nice teaser!


  2. I remember reading a Judge Dredd cartoon strip in a paper once, He was chasing this “perp” called Milton Spilk. His wife kept telling him to stop, but he pulled a gun on Dredd, so Dredd shot him. His wife went over to his body and was sobbing when Dredd came over and said “He was a perp, he pulled a gun on me, I had no choice.

    There’s no point in crying over Milt Spilk

    Your book title made me think of that 😀 Have a good week Cleo.

    Here’s mine


      1. It’s one of those that stuck. I read it about 20 years ago, maybe more 🙂 Amazing the things we can recall from so long ago, but we can’t remember where our keys or mobile phone are hehe


  3. Cleo – This does sound like an interesting read. I like the past/present connection as a premise, too.


  4. I wonder whether the author decided to tell the two stories at the same time or the past first and the present later! I do really like the teaser although I wonder who Rose is! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    My Tuesday Intro
    Juli @ Universe in Words


    1. To be honest I’m not entirely sure of the link (and I’ve finished this now) although I think it may be linked to the rural superstitions that the sisters live by. Thanks for the visit 🙂


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