Tuesday, April 24, 2018

First Paragraph/Teaser Tuesday: Beyond the Pale by Clare O'Donohue

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posted the first paragraph of a book she is reading or planning to read. In 2018, Vicki from I'd Rather Be at the Beach is taking over this meme.

Here's mine:

Eamon Byrnes checked his email one more time. There were no messages. He clicked to his bank's website and checked for recent activity. Nothing he didn't recognize. It was supposed to have happened by now.
Link up here. It is very easy to play along:
  • 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! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.
Here's mine:
She laughed but she was also keenly aware of how flattered she was. "If you're here to recruit me, I think I'm a little old for the job, even if I was number one in our class."

"Only at interrogation and weaponry. We were both good ar surveillance, and I beat you on the obstacle course."

"Whatever helps you sleep." She smiled. "And it was Brad Thomas who beat me at obstacle. He was the real shining star. Whatever happened to him?"
This week I am reading Beyond the Pale by Clare O'Donohue. I got the eARC from NetGalley. Here is the description from Amazon:
Married college professors agree to help Interpol in Ireland, but a simple errand leads them into a deadly criminal enterprise

It's a simple, twenty-minute job. At least, that's the pitch from Interpol to married college professors Hollis and Finn Larsson. Going undercover to procure a priceless rare book manuscript means an all-expenses paid trip abroad. A little danger thrown into the mix may even spice things up.

Soon after landing in the Emerald Isle, they realize the job is anything but simple. Their contact is a no show and they're left with fifty thousand euros, some serious questions, and a possible death threat. Ducking and dodging their way across Ireland, Hollis and Finn must hunt down the priceless manuscript and a missing agent while trying to stay one step ahead of a dangerous and unknown enemy.


  1. College professors and Ireland--I'm sold! Just put a hold on this one at the library and I'm first on the list when it comes in!

  2. This one does sound tempting. I hope you are enjoying it. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. sounds pretty interesting! Here's mine: http://bit.ly/2qTdQbO

  4. What did happen to Brad? The answer could make one think twice about taking the case.

  5. That first paragraph got my attention. It makes me wonder what's going to happen next. Good one!

  6. As soon as I saw the first word (Ireland) in the intro I knew I'd like to read it.

  7. The start got me curious. Hope you enjoyed it.

  8. Nice teaser! That's a new to me one! Hope you enjoy the rest!

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  9. I'm intrigued. And I love stories set in Ireland.

  10. Sounds interesting. And I love the cover.

  11. I like the sound of this one and the cover is very appealing. I hope you enjoy it and thank you for sharing:)


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