Monday, June 13, 2016

Teaser Tuesday 316: Last Dance

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of Books and a Beat. 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!

In early May, I was catching up on a couple favorite blogs when I saw the news that writer Jim Lavene had passed, a mere seven months after his wife, Joyce had died. Feeling a bit nostalgic, I pulled one of their older books from Mount TBR, Last Dance, which is book one in their Sharyn Howard series. I suspect it may be more difficult to fill in the gaps in this series for some time to come.

An owl hooted from somewhere in the cemetery, and the rain started falling a little harder. Not a good sign, she supposed, but maybe a sign of things to come.

(Chapter Three)

Sharyn Howard #1

When the local prom queen is found murdered in the high school parking lot, Sheriff Sharyn Howard gets double shock. The crime scene, complete with the victim laid out in pristine fashion, is eerily similar to another prom-night murder that occurred ten years before. Sharyn’s father was sheriff at the time and caught the perp, who’s now on death row awaiting his execution—just days away.

Is there a copycat killer on the loose or is an innocent man about to die for the crime? Facing pressure from her mother not to destroy her late father’s reputation, Sharyn looks into both murders. Soon she has proof that the real killer was never caught. Now she must race against the clock to stop an execution and catch a killer, before more innocent blood is spilled.


Vonnie R said...

Very sad to hear the loss of favorite authors. I haven't their books but I am interested to learn more about their works. I hope you enjoy this one!

Vonnie's Teaser

Heather said...

Thanks, Vonnie -- it was a good book.