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Teaser Tuesday (November 25)



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 The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth

The Life I Left Behind


Five years ago Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead.
She coped by burying the person she was, locking away her memories and creating a new life for herself. Her attacker is behind bars. In four weeks’ time she will get married. She’s almost normal.
Then the body of another woman is found, close to where Melody was discovered. Like her she has blond hair and green eyes. Like Melody police find a gold bird cage necklace at the scene. And Melody realises her attacker has been out there all along.
The woman’s name is Eve Elliot. Melody sets out to discover everything she can about Eve to work out why they were targeted. But the more she gets to know her the more she realises what’s wrong with her own life. Eve may be dead but she’s the only person who can teach Melody how to live again. Amazon

My Teaser
‘How can I help you?’ the receptionist said.
‘I can’t seem to find my daughter,’ she said. Immediately she regretted her choice of words, which seemed more appropriate to describe the temporary misplacing of an object such as her keys or her purse. She needed to elaborate quickly so she began the story about Zakynthos and the airport and the no-show and the mouldy plates in my flat. The receptionist raised her hand to stop the flow.
‘I can take the details from you now.’

Do you want to read more?
Please share your teasers in the comments box below.


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

43 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday (November 25)

  1. Oooh, intriguing!
    I’ll just add a quick one from Philip Kerr’s ‘Research’, a crime novel about writers. Hilarious, sarcastic and intriguing, so far!
    ‘That’s what separate the men from the boys; any dumb f-k can start writing a novel – and they frequently do – but very few can finish writing one; and there are even fewer who can put that novel behind them and start another. The important thing is to learn from your mistakes. My opinion is that your novel is beautifully written and very atmospheric but too often you seem like you’re peeking across your shoulder to see if any of those bloody clever writer you say you admire are paying attention to your nice, pretty sentences.’

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  2. Cleo – Oh, this does sound interesting! And that’s a suspenseful moment you’ve shared, too. I’ll be keen to know what you think of this one.


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