Monday, November 10, 2014

Teaser Tuesday 241: Biting the Moon

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

Over the weekend, I finished Biting the Moon by Martha Grimes, the first mystery in her Andi Oliver series. Here's a bit from a scene just past the middle. The action of this scene had my stomach clenching as though I were actually shooting those rapids.

The water squeezed them against flat rocks to their right, and they blasted out of this narrow channel. It was then she heard the roar of water and wondered why they had been such imbeciles as to undertake this trip. There wasn't much time for wondering, though. They surfed to the left, then back to the center. Through curtains of foam, she made out that they were poised almost like the hawk or eagle she had seen on the edge of air and there wasn't time to scream before the raft sailed out and plunged straight down into a V-hole, the water caving in and slamming them around, nearly flipping the raft.

(Chapter 32)

Series: Andi Oliver #1

In a unique departure from her acclaimed Richard Jury novels, bestselling author Martha Grimes presents "a lyrical coming-of-age journey" (Chicago Sun-Times) featuring two characters from her previous novels.

She didn't know who she was—or where she came from. But one morning she awoke in a strange bed-and-breakfast with a message that her "Daddy" would soon return from Santa Fe. Fearing the worst, this nameless young woman disappeared into the wilderness. She christened herself Andi Oliver, from the initials on her backpack, and lived in the mountains—utterly alone. Until she met Mary Dark Hope, a girl who shared her loneliness and confusion. Together, they vowed to track down the one person who held the key to Andi's identity: The stranger who abducted her . . .


Yvonne said...

I never read anything by this author but I've heard great things and want to read one.

Kathy Martin said...

This sounds excellent. I haven't read anything by the author. Happy reading!

Naomi.S said...

This seems to interesting!
My Teaser
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Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

I haven't read this author before, but your excerpt makes me want to give her books a try.

Heather said...

Yvonne: I have also heard a lot about this author, which is why i searched out a few of her books. I have two or three more in Mount TBR (first books in different series).

Hi Kathy! This was a good mystery, definitely action-packed -- though there was one scene that was difficult to read.

Heather said...

Naomi: It was indeed an interesting read. It kept me turning the pages, at any rate. ;)

Catherine: Thank you, I'm glad the excerpt intrigued you and piqued your interest. ☺

Unknown said...

Ooh, great teaser! Hope they made it out in one piece :) Hope you enjoyed the rest of the book, thanks for sharing!

My Teaser

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds exciting! Thanks for sharing...and thanks for visiting my blog.

Alice Audrey said...

It makes me want to re-write it.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a fascinating read. The description in your Teaser made me feel like I was there, running the river with them. Scary.
My Tuesday post features THE LEGACY LETTERS.

Sonia Lal said...

I've never read this author, but this looks good.

My teaser:

Heather said...

Alma: Thanks, it was quite the harrowing scene.

Laurel-Rain: There was a bit of excitement at times, but it was also pretty dark in tone.

Alice: *blinking* It does? I'm afraid to ask.

Sandra: That's exactly how I felt! I could picture myself on the river throughout this entire trip, feel both the excitement and the danger.

Sonia: This is a new-to-me author, but one I feel I'll be reading more of in future. She has a couple popular series I've not yet tried.

Anonymous said...

Oh, a new (to me) Martha Grimes series. Thanks for the heads-up!

Thank you for stopping by my TT on a Sookie Stackhouse book at

Heather said...

You're welcome! I'm about a quarter of the way into the second book in this series. Grimes certainly has a very readable writing style. The pages seem to fly right by.

Cleopatra Loves Books said...

I've not read anything by Martha Grimes but I do like the writing style as shown by the teaser. Thanks for visiting my TT

Unknown said...

Sounds really great!

Here's mine:

Unknown said...

Oooh...I'll have to check this one out! Adding it to my TBR list.

Here's my TT on Angels & Demons.

Heather said...

Cleo: I'm glad you like her writing style. Her books read pretty fast, too.

Thanks, Nyze!

Emilie: I hope you enjoy it!