Once again I’m linking up again with Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter / paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon. Diane is currently on a summer break but I have decided to carry on regardless because these are some of my favourite posts. I see others are doing the same – if you are, please leave a link to your post in the comments so that I don’t miss checking out your reads.
I’m also joining in with Teaser Tuesday, hosted by The Purple Booker, where you share two teasers from your current read. I read a lot of these posts over the course of an average Tuesday so thought it would be fun to join in here too.
So, after a very long intro, this is what I’m reading this week…
A SKELETON IS UNEARTHED FROM A SHALLOW GRAVE IN THE CHURCHYARD. BUT THIS WAS NOT AN OFFICIAL BURIAL. THE VICTIM WAS MURDERED DECADES AGO.
At the same time, Detective Nikki Galena and her team are investigating the brutal slaying of local businesswoman Madeline Prospero. She was a member of an exclusive and secretive drinking club called The Briar Patch. But they’ve got no suspects and no one is telling them the truth.
Meanwhile, the buried skeleton leads them on a trail to the village of Quintin Eaudyke. This is a troubled place. In the late seventies and eighties a reign of terror and abuse was unleashed on the close-knit population.
When more women from the The Briar Patch come under threat, Nikki faces a race against time to stop the killing.
Nikki has fast become one of my favourite characters so I’m excited about reading this one. Here’s how it starts…
“Nikki, you are not going to like this.” Looking slightly apprehensive, Detective Sergeant Joseph Easter held his hand over the receiver. “It’s Father Aidan from St Augustine’s church. It seems he has one too many bodies in this graveyard.”
And here are some teasers…
“It certainly has not come to our notice. We’ve spoken to family, friends and dozens of business associates and colleagues, even a boyfriend or two. She did a damned good job of keeping that under wraps.”
“This was no accident, not a fight that went too far.”
What do you think – would you keep reading?
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