Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.
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!

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig.

Last Seen Leaving – Feiwel & Friends

It was the last time I saw her. They were the last words she spoke to me.
— Chapter 2

My thoughts splintered as I stumbled up the slope, abject fear making an icy slush of my bloodstream, certainty and denial kicking in simultaneously. I told myself no, no it isn’t, it can’t be, no, but I knew.
— Chapter 9



This is one of the books where saying just one word too many can ruin the whole surprise so I’ll tread very carefully. I’ll just say that I’m usually not a big fan of crime and thrill books. Not for any particular reason I just don’t really like reading them. And as for everything there has to be an exception and I made mine for this book.
Ask yourself this: How well do you know your partner? Do you really know everything about them? How well do you know them really?
Pretty well one wants to say since you have been together for a while and not without reason. Flynn probably would have said something similar about his girlfriend January ... Until he comes home one evening before Halloween and the police are waiting for him, accusing him to be involved in January’s disappearance.
That he hasn’t seen her for almost a week must be kept secret, because Flynn has a secret of himself that he wants to keep hidden from the police, his parents, and most of all from himself.
But then the search for January comes to an abrupt dead end and evidence appears that January wasn’t exactly the girl Flynn believed her to be. Flynn is determined to find out what happened. Because he feels guilty and because he has to prove that he isn’t the culprit.
I love how fitting one of my favourite Sherlock Holmes quotes is for this book: There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. Because here nothing is as it seems, everyone has an agenda, and no one can be more mysterious than the person you think you know best.
I have seen comparisons to Gone Girl and Thirteen Reasons Why. They aren’t wrong, but I think this debut can very well stand on its own, too, and shine quite brilliantly.

Which is your no-go genre and have you made an exception for any particular book? Let me know about them and share your teasers in the comments!

8 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

I wonder what those last words were.

Mine is here: http://www.aliceaudrey.com/?p=14428

Stephen P. Bianchini said...

Interesting one, that makes ask questions...! Here's mine: http://earthianhivemind.net/2016/10/04/teaser-tuesday-october-4/

Karen and Gerard said...

Good teaser!

sjhigbee said...

Very strong tension there... Hope you continue to enjoy it. I tend to avoid family psychological thrillers like the plague. This is my offering - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/10/04/teaser-tuesday-4th-october-2016/

PD Workman said...

Sounds like an amazing book.

Mine this week from The Girl from the Sea: https://wp.me/p3Nz8P-Wu

Laura Thomas said...

I've made an exception for an author I enjoyed when she sent me an erotic story. I never read them, but was so glad I read that book. I blushed over the sex scenes. LOL but the story was so well done.

My TT from Putting On The Witch

Kathy Martin said...

I tend to avoid zombies and time travel. I love mysteries and thrillers are really liked this book. My YA teaser comes from The Row by J. R. Johansson - the story of a girl who tries to prove that her father, who is on Death Row, is innocent. Happy reading!

Ms. M. said...

I'm not sure I could read this. I saw the movie Gone Girl and wouldn't read the book — it was just too real spooky for me. Here's the link to my FCFP and Teaser Tuesday post: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1jv

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