Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Teaser Tuesday: The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
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!

The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro.

The Last of August –
Katherine Tegen Books

“Do you want me to give you a shovel so you can keep on digging me this hole?”
“Please,” she shot back. “I’d rather watch. You’re doing such a nice job of it, after all.”
— Chapter 3

“Do you need a ride?”
The click of a gun cocking. It wasn’t a suggestion. I got in.
— Chapter 6



Holmes and Watson are one of my ultimate pairings, be it platonic or romantic. You can dangle any book with them in front of me and I’ll give it a try. And in case of this series this was a very lucky find. I actually had to leave a cafe after giggling at the highly amusing dialogues one too many times and people were beginning to look at me suspiciously.
As this is the second book in the trilogy I’m quite happy to report that coming back to these characters felt like returning to some good friends. With the added fun of also experiencing some confusion because things have definitely taken a turn since the last visit. As with so many versions this duo, Holmes and Watson have a series of  personal issues apart from their actual cases. And I adore Charlotte and Jamie with their special brand of quirks and problems.
This book takes the two of them first to the UK and then on to Berlin and Prague. It’s quite fun to observe characters be tourists in your country. Their case is something else, and of course much more complex than it seems. I’ve not yet solved everything that is going on, but I have some suspicions (one of my favourite aspects of these books, puzzling out the intricacies of these types of plots). And then there is the final book and I fear that there will be a major cliffhanger at the end of this ...

Any kryptonite-like books you have recently discovered that you weren’t able to put down? Share your finds and teasers in the comments!

2 comments:

Kym Thorpe said...

I like the snarky tone of the first conversation! ;-) Looks like a good book!

Laura Thomas said...

I usually can't resist them either. LOL This sounds fun already.

My TT from Jurassic Island

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