Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Teaser Tuesday 319: Suede to Rest

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!

Suede to Rest is the first book in Diane Vallere’s "Material Witness" series, in which Poly Monroe has just inherited a boarded up fabric store. The following scene is from her first morning there.

I wrapped myself in the zebra-fur blanket and left the apartment, scampering down the cold metal stairs in my bare feet. I opened the front door and bright sunlight blinded me, along with the pulsating blue and red lights circulating at even intervals.

(Chapter 3)

Series: Material Witness #1

With her career as a dress designer in shreds, Polyester Monroe is looking forward to a fresh start . . .

When Poly Monroe was little, she loved playing in her family’s textile store. But after a fatal family tragedy, Land of a Thousand Fabrics was boarded up and Poly never expected to see the inside again. Now, as inheritor of the long-shuttered shop, she’s ready to restore the family business. However, her two new kittens, Pins and Needles, aren’t the ones causing a snag in her plans . . .

Not everyone wants Poly back in San LadrĂ³n, especially a powerful local developer pressuring her to sell—and leave town fast. Even when the threats turn deadly, she’s not ready to bolt. Because Poly is beginning to suspect that a murder behind the shop is tied to a mystery in her family’s unsettled past that she’s determined to solve . . . before her own life is left hanging by a thread.


Alice Audrey said...

That's a nice level of suspense.

Heather said...

Alice: Yeah, not something you want to wake up to. :-\