Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Teaser Tuesday: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch.

If You Find Me –
St. Martin’s Griffin


I take my hand back, like a leaf letting go. It hurts too much to hang on. So why does it hurt so much to let go?
— Chapter 11

My life’s a tangle of past and present, like two separate puzzles with their pieces tumbled together. Nothing fits.
— Chapter 12





Usually, I’m the person recommending books (and then occasionally pestering, if the book has been read yet). This book was recommended to me by no one other than my mother. In the very subtle way of mothers that I don’t have to read this, but I’d probably miss something if I didn’t. And I don’t know about your mothers, but mine is quite often right about things. Books especially. This story will probably haunt me for a while, in an absolutely positive way, because while the topic is certainly quite dark, the writing is the very opposite. Beautifully told and with such a force that once you get used to the language you will have a heard time to put this down before you know how it all fits together and if it turns out okay. I know that I’ll be spreading the recommendation of this book for quite a while. But be warned that the content is not light at all. I’m not a fan of warning labels on books and I think that the cover in this case will serve to deter the reader looking for a light and fun read, because they won’t find it in this hauntingly dark beauty of a story.

What is your latest book that was recommended to you and that you will now in turn keep recommending to others? Share them and your teasers in the comments.

9 comments:

sherry fundin said...

I like the sounds of this from your comments. The cover does tell me that the book will be a bit heavy, but I like that. Looks like your mother has good taste. :-)
sherry @ fundinmental My TT

mydogearedpurpose.com said...

Don't you hate (I mean love) that about mothers! Now that I am one - I can only hope my kids will listen to me and always know I'm right ;)

Mine today is from Wreckage by Emily Bleeker

Marsha Spohn said...

I often judge books by their covers - covers matter a lot to whether I'll even pick it up to read the back, let alone buy it. I'd pick this one up - it sounds intense and interesting.

My Tuesday Teaser

Marsha Spohn said...

I often judge books by their covers - covers matter a lot to whether I'll even pick it up to read the back, let alone buy it. I'd pick this one up - it sounds intense and interesting.

My Tuesday Teaser

Juli Rahel said...

I'm usually the one giving out book recommendations but unfortunately they're not often followed by my family because we're all stubborn and think we know better! I'm glad you enjoyed this one and the first teaser poses a really good question! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a great week!
My Tuesday post
Juli @ Universe in Words

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

It sounds like a story of self-discovery and realization. I have to agree that letting go of certain events. . .and people even! can be quite painful to do.

​My Teaser

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like a good recommendation.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This sounds like the kind of story I enjoy. Thank you for the recommendation!
My Tuesday post features ALL THAT GLITTERS.

Laura Thomas said...

My mother still recommends books to me. I like both teasers but the first one moved me more.
My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/02/17/teaser-tuesdays-102-the-loch-by-steve-alten/

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