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Teaser Tuesday (November 4)



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 A Twist of the Knife by Peter James, a short story collection.

A Twist of the Knife


With each twist of the knife, a chilling new journey begins . . . From a woman intent on bizarre revenge, to a restaurant critic with a morbid fear of the number thirteen; and from a man arranging a life-changing assignation, to a couple heading for a disaster-filled vacation . . . In multi-million-copy bestselling author Peter James’ collection of short stories we first come to meet Brighton’s finest detective, Roy Grace, and read the tale that went on to inspire James’ hugely successful novel, Dead Simple. James exposes the Achilles heel of each of his characters, and makes us question how well we can trust ourselves, and one another. Each tale carries a twist that will haunt readers for days after they turn the final page . . . Combining every twisted tale from the ebook bestsellers Short Shockers One and Short Shockers Two, with a never-seen-before collection of new material, A Twist of the Knife shows Peter James as the undisputed grand master of storytellers with this sometimes funny, often haunting, but always shocking collection. NetGalley

My Teaser

He stopped just outside and checked his macho diver’s watch. Seven thirty-two. Taking a deep breath he went in.
And saw her right away.
Oh no.
His heart did not so much sink as burrow its way down to the bottom of his brand new Docksider yachting loafers.

 What do you think? Would you like to know what happened next?

Please leave the link to your teasers in the comments box below.


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

32 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday (November 4)

  1. Cleo – Nice choice of teaser. I like Peter James’ work, and I’ll bet his short stories are terrific too. I’m certainly interested! I’ll be keen to know what you think of the whole collection.


  2. Hm, not sure I would read on if I didn’t know it was by Peter James. He can tell a good story though I get a bit frustrated with the way he repeats some points (like how many times do we get him reflecting on how wonderful life if with Cleo.)


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