Monday, April 20, 2015

Teaser Tuesday 258: The Sound of Glass

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm. 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!



This week’s teaser comes from The Sound of Glass by Karen White, a copy of which I received from the publisher through a giveaway at Goodreads. I finished over the weekend and loved it. This book will be published in early May.


BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA
JULY 1955

An unholy tremor rippling through the sticky night air alerted Edith Heyward that something wasn't right. Like a shadow creeping past a doorway in an empty house, or the turn of the latch on a locked door, the movement outside Edith’s open attic window raised the gooseflesh along her spine. Her breath sat in her mouth, suspended with anticipation as icy pinpricks marched down her limbs.

(Prologue)



ABOUT THE BOOK:

The New York Times bestselling author of A Long Time Gone now explores a Southern family’s buried history, which will change the life of the woman who unearths it, secret by shattering secret.

It has been two years since the death of Merritt Heyward’s husband, Cal, when she receives unexpected news—Cal’s family home in Beaufort, South Carolina, bequeathed by Cal’s reclusive grandmother, now belongs to Merritt.

Charting the course of an uncertain life—and feeling guilt from her husband’s tragic death—Merritt travels from her home in Maine to Beaufort, where the secrets of Cal’s unspoken-of past reside among the pluff mud and jasmine of the ancestral Heyward home on the Bluff. This unknown legacy, now Merritt’s, will change and define her as she navigates her new life—a new life complicated by the arrival of her too young stepmother and ten-year-old half-brother.

Soon, in this house of strangers, Merritt is forced into unraveling the Heyward family past as she faces her own fears and finds the healing she needs in the salt air of the Low Country.






6 comments:

Vonnie R said...

Oh gosh...I get goosebumps just the thought of something outside the window moving, and the attic's window!!! Eek! I don't like attics!

My TT

Heather said...

Vonnie: Not a fan of windchimes, I take it? And believe me, there's something far worse happening out there. ;-)

Alice Audrey said...

Wait. It's just a wind chime?

Heather said...

Alice: No no no -- There are wind chimes outside the window, but the sound she hears is NOT the wind chimes.

Alice Audrey said...

See, that makes more sense for the kind of books you generally read.

Heather said...

LOL ☺