Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: Grief Cottage

This week my teaser lines come from Gail Godwin's latest novel, Grief Cottage (Bloomsbury USA, June 2017). This quote comes from an advance copy of the novel, so please remember it might be slightly different in the published edition.

In this snippet, eleven-year-old Marcus is visiting the ruined cottage the locals call "Grief Cottage" for the first time; he's been napping, but slowly realizes he's actually awake now. And someone (or something) is watching over him.
I felt its presence by the electric prickles all down my back and by my serious reluctance to move a muscle. Then the reluctance turned to cold fear. There was no way in the world I could muster the courage to roll over and see what was in that doorway. (Kindle, Location 309)
I've never read anything by Gail Godwin before this, so I didn't really know what to expect. I haven't officially started this one yet (just took a quick look at the early pages), but so far I like what I've seen.

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  1. I usually enjoy Godwin's books, and this one is on my list. Ghostly aspects in books are not favorites of mine...but if they don't turn into horror, I'm okay.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. Sounds kind of creepy. I don't blame him for not wanting to look.

    My TT from Passport To Murder

  3. Wow! Sounds really intense! I hope this book is good!

    Here’s my Teaser Tuesday!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  4. I love the gloominess of the cover as well as of the teaser!



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