Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker
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!
If you want to join in grab share them in a blog post or in the comments of The Purple Booker
This weeks teaser is from…
Title: Rush of Blood
Author: Mark Billingham
Published February 7th 2017
“I want you to talk to all of them again. I want to know why it took Barry Finnegan an hour to buy cigarettes and why the other couple are so vague about the bar they claim to have eaten lunch in. That guy, Dave Cullen? Something a little bit off about him, at least that’s what came across in your report.”
– Kindle edition : 66%
Perfect strangers. A perfect holiday. The perfect murder.
In the standalone novel Rush of Blood, internationally bestselling author Mark Billingham puts a sinister twist on a deceptively innocent topic: the beach vacation.
Three British couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on Easter Sunday, the last day of their vacation, tragedy strikes: the fourteen-year-old daughter of an American vacationer goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves. When the shocked couples return home to the U.K., they remain in contact, and over the course of three increasingly fraught dinner parties they come to know one another better. But they don’t always like what they find. Buried beneath these apparently normal exteriors are some unusual kinks and unpleasant vices. Then, a second girl goes missing, in Kent—not far from where any of the couples lives. Could it be that one of these six has a secret far darker than anybody can imagine?
Ambitiously plotted and laced with dark humor, Rush of Blood is a first-rate suspense novel about the danger of making new friends in seemingly sunny places.