Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: The Twisted Thread by Charlotte Bacon

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!

My teaser this week comes from my most recent Amazon Vine arrival. I chose The Twisted Thread by Charlotte Bacon because it was about a murder at a boarding school. I wasn't really expecting a moody contemporary but this is what it is looking like becoming.

Here is the product description:
When beautiful but aloof Claire Harkness is found dead in her dorm room one spring morning, prestigious Armitage Academy is shaken to its core. Everyone connected to school, and to Claire, finds their lives upended, from the local police detective who has a personal history with the academy, to the various faculty and staff whose lives are immersed in the daily rituals associated with it. Everyone wants to know how Claire died, at whose hands, and more importantly, where the baby that she recently gave birth to is--a baby that almost no one, except her small innermost circle, knew she was carrying.

At the center of the investigation is Madeline Christopher, an intern in the English department who is forced to examine the nature of the relationship between the school's students and the adults meant to guide them. As the case unravels, the dark intricacies of adolescent privilege at a powerful institution are exposed, and both teachers and students emerge as suspects as the novel rushes to its thrilling conclusion.

With The Twisted Thread, Charlotte Bacon has crafted a gripping and suspenseful story in the tradition of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, one that pulls back the curtain on the lives of the young and privileged.
The Teaser:
As he struggled to fit the gun into the holster, Matt realized he hadn't really believed this tranquil period would last as long as it had or be as satisfying as it was. Nothing continued unchanged. Not a place on earth was exempt. But what he also hadn't expected, as he slammed the door shut and ran to his car, was that he'd mind the jolt so much, and that it would in fact frighten him.


  1. Matt sounds a bit jaded. Thanks for the teaser!

  2. Oh, this sounds so great, must add it to my TBR pile.

  3. Sounds like my kind of read!


  4. Hmm, interesting guy. Interesting choice! Rae

  5. Love that a hardened guy is frightened. I think this is my kinda book!

  6. Great teaser! I've been trying to decide if I want to read this book. I'll keep an eye out for your review! Thanks for stopping by today :)

  7. This sounds intriguing. Can't wait for your review. Thank for sharing.


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