Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Teaser Tuesday 292: Cloaked in Malice

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 Cloaked in Malice by Annette Blair, book 5 in her Vintage Magic series. Like Bitter Harvest by Sheila Connolly, featured earlier this month, one of the things I liked about this book was the absence of a present day murder, and the attempt to solve a mystery from the past.

I followed her up [the stairs] with trepidation. Panic rose in me and I didn’t know why.

(Chapter 16)

Series: Vintage Magic #5

There’s nothing Maddie loves more than fabulous vintage clothes, but the visions she gets while touching them are starting to wear her down. Even so, when a beautifully dressed girl comes to Vintage Magic in search of her past, Maddie isn’t about to turn her away, especially since she bears a striking resemblance to her good friend Dolly Sweet.

When Maddie touches Paisley Skye’s exquisitely crafted child’s cloak, the vision she receives is of the ugliest sort: a decades-old case of kidnapping and murder. To give herself more time to investigate, Maddie enlists the help of her FBI agent boyfriend, Nick, and takes Paisley into her own home. But when Dolly Sweet suddenly skips town, Maddie realizes that uncovering the folds of Paisley’s past will reveal more than one vintage crime . . .


Lea said...

That does sound very interesting!

Heather said...

Thanks, Lea.