Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: The Book of Secrets

This week my teaser lines come from The Book of Secrets by Elizabeth Joy Arnold, just out this month as a "Bantam Books Trade Paperback Original," which means, I take it, that it doesn't come in a hardcover edition.  (But it does come in a Kindle edition. Strange. Possibly hardbacks really are on the way out.) The pre-publication buzz claimed Arnold is "a combination of Diane Setterfield, Eleanor Brown and Gillian Flynn" -- I've never read anything by Gillian Flynn, but so far the writing doesn't remind me much of Brown or Setterfield.  Anyway, here's my teaser, from the book's opening chapter:
Once upon a time there was a girl named Chloe who lived virtually alone, in a cottage by the woods.  Until her eighth birthday when she woke to find her mother already gone to work, without a good morning, a kiss, a birthday wish.  Chloe had been forgotten. (p.4)
But don't worry too much -- Chloe is about to embark on some very interesting adventures.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB at Should Be Reading. 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. That's a great teaser, thanks for sharing! Here's mine!

  2. Aww, good teaser but sounds sad.

    Here's ours: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2013/07/tuesday-teasers-four-for-you.html

  3. I was going to be sad but then you added the other line. Interesting teaser. Here is my TT http://cynthia2729.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/teaser-tuesday-july-23/

  4. Sounds interesting. I haven't read anything by the authors this is supposed to be like so I wouldn't be comparing. Please come see my teasers from Runt by Nora Raleigh Baskin and The White Princess by Philippa Gregory. Happy reading!

  5. You had me at "secrets." I do love stories that bring out the secrets kept so carefully by the characters...and how they explode at unexpected moments.

    But this teaser: I wonder why she is forgotten?

    Thanks for sharing.


  6. I tried to read this one, but I just couldn't get into it. :(
    Here's my Teaser Tuesday Written in Red by Anne Bishop
    Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver

  7. I saw this one yesterday and think it sounds so good. I love a good literary read.

  8. Have not heard anything about this one, and am not familiar with the compared-to authors, but the opening does intrigue me. My teaser: Blue Heaven

  9. Sounds like an interesting read.


  10. Looks really good. Here is my teaser: http://hbbookhotties.blogspot.com/2013/07/teaser-tuesdays-july-23rd.html

  11. oh what a nice teaser! i love the book cover too.
    my teaser is up


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