Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading wherein you pick up a book you are currently read, open it to a random page and share TWO ‘Teaser’ sentences from anywhere on the page. The idea is obviously not to spoilt the story/book for others, but to have fun and who knows who you might entice to read the book as well 🙂 Make sure you include the Title of the book and the Author so others can find the book as well.
I’ve seen the meme around a lot lately and finally decided that it’s about time I got in on it. I love the premise of it!
This week’s book is Darkening Skies by Bronwyn Parry:
She didn’t want to open her eyes; she just wanted to curl into the foetal position and scream and scream to block out the echoing all-too-familiar noise in her head – the multi-layered instantaneous sounds of a car exploding; plastic, metal, tearing, burning, bursting through the air, sounds playing again and again and agin from her memories and nightmares, the images of her father, her mother–
No. Not this time.
Award-winning investigative reporter Jennifer Barrett never planned to return to Dungirri, the dying town she’d escaped at seventeen. But the shock resignation and startling revelations of local Federal MP Mark Strelitz have reopened the police investigation into the long-ago accident that killed her cousin, and Jenn is determined to find the truth, even if it proves that the close friend of her youth has become just another politician with a convenient case of amnesia.
For eighteen years, the hole in Mark Strelitz’s memory has concealed the truth: that he was the driver of the car in which Paula Barrett died. The investigation was corrupt, another man framed and sent to prison, and now Mark needs to set things right, whatever the personal cost.
But as Jenn and Mark ask questions about the old crime, new crimes occur; the murder of witnesses, the destruction of evidence. Despite the risks, neither of them can give up their search for answers but the further they delve into the district’s seedy past, the more questions they find – and the more danger. Someone wants the past to remain buried, and those investigating it to be stopped – permanently.
Happy reading 🙂