Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Teaser Tuesday 333: Killer Maize

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!

Though I read this week's featured book back in May, I have been saving it for this month, as it is rather seasonably appropriate. A Killer Maize by Paige Shelton is the fourth book in her "Farmers' Market" series, and is set at an autumn county fair.

The figure in the corn reached out, put one hand over my mouth and another around my waist, and pulled me into the stalks.

I panicked of course, but the first thought that went through my mind was, "I knew I should have stayed out of the corn maze."

(Chapter 23)

Series: A Farmers’ Market #4

The last person Becca expects to run into at the Swayton County Fall Festival is her ex-husband, Scott Triplett, who's operating a shooting gallery. Honesty was not always Scott's policy and their unexpected reunion is further complicated when the festival becomes a crime scene. On Becca’s second day there, Ferris wheel operator Virgil Morrison is found hanging from his rickety ride, dead from a gunshot.

As Becca starts to notice Scott suspiciously sneaking around the fairgrounds, she begins to worry her ex may be involved in the murder. Then there's the shadow she sees in the creepy corn maze and rumors of a gypsy curse—not to mention Virgil’s mysterious spider tattoo. Now Becca must search through a labyrinth of lies, secrets, and superstition to find a kernel of truth . . . before the killer starts stalking her.


Alice Audrey said...

I'd say it's about as creepy as you can generally expect from a suspense novel.

Heather said...

There was a LOT of action and creepy suspense in this particular scene. '-)