Teaser Tuesdays - February 21, 2012

2/21/2012 05:58:00 PM

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along; you don't have to be a blogger! Just do the following:

Grab your current read

Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The teaser this week is for an author the cover dubs as "Iceland's answer to Stiegg Larsson".  I must admit, this one is definitely pulling me in.

My teaser this week: 

Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

"But there's no way Dad killed anyone and put them in the basement that night.  There were no bodies lying around when I put the box there a couple of days later."

- page 245 (ARC), Ashes to Dust by (The Book Depository / Amazon) - Release date March 27, 2012

Goodreads description:

Named One of the Year’s Top Ten Crime Books in the UK… 

A Masterwork of Suspense from "Iceland’s Crime Queen" 

(The Scotsman) In 1973, a volcanic eruption buried an entire Icelandic village in lava and ash. Now this macabre tourist attraction proves deadly once again—when the discovery of fresh bodies casts a shadow of suspicion onto Markus Magnusson, a man accused of killing his childhood sweetheart. His attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir finds that her client has a most inventive story to tell. But the locals seem oddly reluctant to back him up… 

Filled with unforgettable characters, unexpected twists, and superb psychological suspense, Ashes to Dust is a superlative thriller from an acclaimed master of Nordic fiction.

An even better twist on what was in the box is revealed near the beginning of the book - pretty creepy!  :)

Feel free to leave your teaser or link to it in the comments section; I find that I always end up adding to my to-buy list when I visit!


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  1. Ooo intense teaser!

    Here's mine: http://danielleheartsbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/teaser-tuesday-12.html


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