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Teaser Tuesday (October 7)


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!

My teaser this week is from Summer of Ghosts by P.D. Viner the sequel to The Last Winter of Dani Lancing.

Summer of Ghosts


‘Beautiful skin.’
It begins with a father calling his daughter, but whoever answers is not Pia but his daughter’s killer. He must listen, horrified, to the sounds of his only child being murdered, powerless to intervene as the killer utters two chilling words.
Most men’s thoughts would turn to vengeance but Pia’s father is far more resourceful than most. And he is not the reserved businessman his daughter always believed him to be, but Franco, a notorious London drug lord who will call in all his debts to find his daughter’s killer. Including the one owed to him by DI Tom Bevans.
Only Tom is a man haunted by grief; every unsolved case weighs heavily against his soul. And Tom has heard the killer’s words before. Amazon

My Teaser

‘Some people have called me the Sad Man, in the past. Fewer now and never to my face,’ Tom tells the psychiatrist.
Harrison smiles; he can see why Detective Superintendent Tom Bevans has that nickname – he looks as if he is filled to the brim with life’s pain, like the figure in Edward Munch’s painting The Scream.

Please leave the link to your teaser in the comment box below.


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

40 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday (October 7)

  1. Cleo – The title of this book is interesting. Still, the premise sounds very hard to deal with…hmmm…..Perhaps I’ll wait to see what you think of it first…


  2. The Praga cafe on the Arbat was the only place in Moscow where you could get proper black coffee. They served it in little brass thimbles, and almost everyone in artistic and literary circles was a regular there.

    From Twilight Of The Eastern Gods by Ismael Kadare …..a fictionalised account of his time at the Gorky Institute in Soviet Union in the 1950s . It’s very good !!!


  3. Oooh a little bit too chilling for this rain-filled day… I’ve plonked for a gentler read, Sidney Chambers series by James Runcie, timed to coincide with the TV adaptation ‘Grantchester’. Perhaps a little too cosy on TV, but the books are fun. Here is my teaser:
    [Sidney is deep in thought and only narrowly misses being hit by icicles falling from the roof in a Cambridge college. A porter pulls him to one side just in time.]
    ‘I’ll get one of the men to clear up – you must have someone watching out for you.’
    ‘I suppose I do.’
    ‘Of course, as a priest, you probably have extra protection.’


    1. I’m just watching Grantchester now, I haven’t read the books but I definitely like your teaser – made me smile. I do like my choice but I think I could do with something a little bit more cheery at the moment (bad timing as the book is a great read)


  4. Hi Cleo,

    This is a new to me author, however after reading the synopsis and your teaser words, I decided to check things out over at Goodreads and now all of the books by the author, are on my ‘Want To Read List’.

    A difficult and intense storyline, with flawed and vulnerable characters, will always do it for me and after reading your excellent review of ‘The Last Winter Of Dani Lancing’, I am guessing that you feel pretty much the same way.

    I hope that your thoughts about ‘Summer Of Ghosts’ will be just as positive and that you enjoy the book.



    1. Ah thank you Yvonne, it is great when someone finds out more following one of my posts. I am enjoying the book although it is a difficult storyline with some more flawed characters to add to the mix! Thanks again for your love comments.


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