Teaser Tuesday: The Lost Girls by Wendy James

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. No Spoilers!
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s book is The Lost Girls by Wendy James:

“They might think they’re obsessed, but they’re rank amateurs, this lot. They know nothing about obsession.”

“From the bestselling author of The Mistake comes a hauntingly powerful story about families and secrets and the dark shadows cast by the past.

Curl Curl, Sydney, January 1978.

Angie’s a looker. Or she’s going to be. She’s only fourteen, but already, heads turn wherever she goes. Male heads, mainly . . .

Jane worships her older cousin Angie. She spends her summer vying for Angie’s attention. Then Angie is murdered. Jane and her family are shattered. They withdraw into themselves, casting a veil of silence over Angie’s death.

Thirty years later, a journalist arrives with questions about the tragic event. Jane is relieved to finally talk about her adored cousin. And so is her family. But whose version of Angie’s story – whose version of Angie herself – is the real one? And can past wrongs ever be made right?

The shocking truth of Angie’s last days will force Jane to question everything she once believed. Because nothing – not the past or even the present –
is as she once imagined.

 

Just a reminder that Wendy James will be launch this book and talking with fellow writer Jaye Ford at Maclean’s Booksellers at Hamilton tomorrow night at 6.

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