Tuesday, April 17, 2018

First Paragraph/Teaser Tuesday: Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen

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:
The lights in the lake cottage sent out a cozy glow that lit the banks of the lake and made that  house of death appear welcoming. Everything about the place and property spoke of beauty and a deceptive invitation that made one think that all was well with this world.
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:
"How could you get in my way when I hardly ever see you?"

"I seem to manage," he said dryly. "There's no one in the world as loyal and steadfast as you, Cara. I saved your life, so you think it belongs to me? It belongs to you. Only to you, Cara."
This week I am reading Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen. It is the most recent in the Eve Duncan series. Here is the description from Amazon:
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes Shattered Mirror, a new explosive thriller featuring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan.

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is once again thrown into a deadly game of intrigue when she receives a cryptic package containing a skull and a two sided mirror. Eve is determined to reconstruct the skull and uncover the mystery of the person’s identity, and when she does, the face of a beautiful woman begins to emerge. But who is she?

As Eve gets closer and closer to finding the answer, she becomes swept up in a lethal chase that spans continents and threatens to destroy the family that she has worked so hard to bring together. Eve and her team must work quickly to discover who is behind the murder – and maybe even prevent more loss of life. But how do you fight a killer who is willing to destroy anyone as a means to an end?

No one is safe in #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen’s next explosive, high-stakes thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seat through every heart-pounding chapter.


  1. I've been meaning to read this series. Great excerpts. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. I like the contrast between the "house of death" and the "cozy glow" in the opening. I'm hooked!
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    Sandy @ Writing With a Texas Twang

  3. I really like the first paragraph and the teaser. I checked to see how many books were in the series and there are a lot. Do you know if they can be read as standalones?

  4. One of these days I'd like to start this series...enjoy!

  5. I thought it was a beachy read until 'house of death". See what we are featuring at Girl Who Reads

  6. Sounds great! This author is an old favorite of mine.

  7. I really like the writing in that first paragraph. This sounds good. Enjoy.


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