Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Darkness All Around by Doug Magee

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!

Darkness All Around by Doug Magee has reached the top of my review stack. I am part of a blog tour for this paperback release. My review and giveaway post will be on June 28.

Here is the description:
When there’s DARKNESS ALL AROUND . . . some memories are best forgotten

Within the span of one harrowing week, Risa’s alcoholic husband, Sean, disappears, and her best friend, Carol, is brutally murdered. Eleven years later, Risa has seemingly put her life back together again, comforted by the love of her new husband, who is a local politician, and the knowledge that Carol’s killer has been convicted. But then just as suddenly as he disappeared, Sean resurfaces— sober, plagued by horrific recollections of Carol’s murder, and convinced he was the real killer.

Sean’s startling claim buzzes through the small, football-crazy Pennsylvania community, and Risa is left to wonder if the man she still loves actually committed the grisly murder. Her growing belief in his innocence sends her on a treacherous search for the truth: a search that reveals ugly secrets that her new husband and the town’s law enforcement community are hiding.

Emboldened by her discoveries, Risa convinces Sean to flee as the town’s violent forces move in to keep the truth from coming to light. But Risa doesn’t realize that her attempts to get vindication for Sean may come at a very high price.

Part murder mystery, part love story, Darkness All Around is a gripping exploration of the depths of the criminal mind, the fine line between the truth and a lie, and the bravery of the human heart.
Teaser (from the first chapter):
She had been pretty and alive, but that had been days ago, when she walked and laughed. Now she was part of the earth, a fallen log across the trail, gravity and the elements working to make her one with the soil.
Don't forget to stop back on Thursday for my review and a giveaway.


  1. I haven't come across this book before but it sounds like a good read.

    My Teaser Tuesday!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  2. Oh, this sounds like an awesome suspence book! I'll definitely have to check it out. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

  3. Sad she is that way now.... I wonder what led to her demise.

  4. Writing style seems nice. Good teaser.

  5. Fascinating! Small town secrets are often quite surprising!

  6. The title seems to match the book. Here is my teaser:

  7. The teaser sounds so solemn, very fitting with the dramatic plot! Sounds really interesting, thanks for sharing! Thanks for stopping by and I love the background!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  8. Creepy teaser. Sounds like a really dark and mysterious read. You should definitely read A Million Suns real soon, it is worth it. Thanks for sharing and visiting my TT. =]
    -Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

  9. Always looking for a great mystery suspense book. Great teaser! Thanks :)

  10. Great teaser! I love the description.
    Thanks for visiting my TT.

  11. Super creepy teaser! It is a beautifully tragic teaser! Thanks for sharing!


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