Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: The Vanishment

This week my teaser lines come from The Vanishment, by Jonathan Aycliffe, a haunted house tale that I'm thoroughly enjoying at the moment. In this snippet, our protagonist Peter Clare has been getting some writing done in the cottage by the sea he and his wife Sarah have rented for the summer.
By the time I put the pen down, it was midafternoon and I had written half a dozen pages. I reread them and was pleased to find the results better than I had expected. The best thing I had written in ages. The real thing for once.
At that moment Sarah woke up screaming.
(from p.18)
Reading this one for the R.I.P./XI challenge, and it's really got me hooked — perfect for this time of year, with autumn and Halloween approaching. Actually though, I took it to Hawaii with me last week, and it was perfect for reading on the beach or at the pool, too!

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

And please feel free to leave me a link to your Teaser Tuesday post in your comment here.


  1. Ooh, creepy....but I would love to be writing at a cottage by the sea. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “CRUEL BEAUTIFUL WORLD”

  2. I love books about the writing process all wrapped up in a delicious plot. And in a cottage by the sea — bonus! Here's my link: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1hs


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