Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Teaser Tuesday #6 - 23rd October 2012

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

Goodreads Summary: 1961: On a sweltering summer's day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move to London, and the bright future she can't wait to seize. But before the idyllic afternoon is over, Laurel will have witnessed a shocking crime that changes everything.2011: Now a much-loved actress, Laurel finds herself overwhelmed by shades of the past. Haunted by memories, and the mystery of what she saw that day, she returns to her family home and begins to piece together a secret history. A tale of three strangers from vastly different worlds - Dorothy, Vivien and Jimmy - who are brought together by chance in wartime London and whose lives become fiercely and fatefully entwined.Shifting between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present, The Secret Keeper is a spellbinding story of mysteries and secrets, theatre and thievery, murder and enduring love.

My Teaser: 

Her head spun, all woozy-like, and she was glad she was already sitting. She could watch Old Mac take the heads off chooks, no worries; she'd held her brother Pippin's severed fingertip all the way to Doc Farrell's place after it got chopped off by the axe; she gutted fish faster and cleaner than Robert when they camped down by Nerang River. Faced with her own blood, though, she was worse than useless.

~ page 383 The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!


  1. I loved Morton's The Forgotten Garden so am sure this will be wonderful - enjoy!

  2. Yucky! Your own blood is always worse!

    Here's mine:

  3. I have this one on my list! Love the sound of it...thanks for sharing. Great teaser.


  4. This sounds very good, nice teaser.


  5. oooo Sounds really good. I can't wait for your review...here is my tt http://newpaperadventures.blogspot.com/2012/10/teaser-tuesday-102312.html

  6. First time seeing this book. Great teaser. I am adding this to my TBR. my Tuesday http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/10/teaser-tuesday-30-and-top-ten-20_23.html

  7. What a great teaser. I'm really interested to know what happened that she's all woozy from her own blood!

    My teaser from Easy by Tammara Webber

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

  8. Great tease! And so very Australian!
    Thanks for stopping by My TT!
    Happy Reading =D

  9. Oh Wow! Amazing teaser!
    Thanks for stopping by The Coffee Pot Blog!