Monday, July 22, 2013

Teaser Tuesday 182: Blue Heaven

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 book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* 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 so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!



Blue Heaven by C.J. Box is a recent finish for me. It was my first mystery by this author, but certainly won't be the last. The last half of the book had me up late trying to finish. Here is the opening paragraph:



If twelve-year-old Annie Taylor had not chosen to take her little brother William fishing on that particular Friday afternoon in April during the wet North Idaho spring, she never would have seen the execution or looked straight into the eyes of the executioners. But she was angry with her mother.








ABOUT THE BOOK:

A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother are on the run in the Idaho woods, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder—four men who know exactly who William and Annie are. And where their mother lives.

Retired policemen from Los Angeles, the killers easily persuade the local sheriff to let them lead the search for the missing children. Now there's nowhere left for William and Annie to hide…and no one they can trust. Until they meet Jess Rawlins.

Rawlins, an old-school rancher, knows trouble when he sees it. He is only one against four men who will stop at nothing to silence their witnesses. But in this thrilling mystery novel from C.J. Box, these ex-cops don't know just how far Rawlins will go to protect William and Annie…and see that justice is done.


Blue Heaven is the winner of the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Novel.






20 comments:

Shelley Munro said...

Wow, not exactly what you want to see when you go fishing. This ounds like an edge of the seat type of read.

Heather said...

Shelley: Uh-huh...definitely not what you want or expect to see when you go fishing--especially if you're a little kid. As I said, it kept me up late trying to finish.

Valentina Cano said...

Ooh, that is a great beginning!

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Trish said...

Oh wow. Not a good fishing trip
trish - my teaser

Heather said...

Valentina: Thanks, it certainly had my attention.

Heather said...

Trish: No, definitely not a good fishing trip--but it sure made for a great opening.

Sonia Lal said...

Sounds like a horrific fishing trip.


mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/teaser-tuesday-replica/

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

OOoh definitely an intriguing tease there!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds excellent. I'll have to add it to my wishlist. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, this one sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Heather said...

Sonia: Definitely not a trip you'd wish on children, that's for sure.

Heather said...

Thanks, Jessica -- and thanks for returning the visit! ☺

Heather said...

Kathy M: It was a pretty excellent read. As I said, this certainly won't be the last book by Box I read. In fact, I have at least one more of his in Mount TBR.

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: This book/author was recommended to me a couple years ago. I'm glad I finally took the plunge! It was a fast-paced read that kept me up late reading.

Yvonne said...

This sounds like my kind of book!

Heather said...

Yvonne: With our similar tastes for mysteries, I think you might like this one. This is actually more suspense than mystery, I think, since you know early on whodunnit, but getting to the denouement keeps you riveted.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

Oh,my gosh! That teaser! That synopsis ... this must go on my reading list. Thanks for sharing.

Mei Diver said...

I have to agree, watching an execution is not how I would choose to spend an afternoon!

Heather said...

Julie: Glad it sounds to your liking, thanks for visiting!

Heather said...

Mei: Hard to believe people used to attend public executions and fights-to-the-death for entertainment, isn't it? Still, not something I'd want any child to see.