Monday, November 7, 2022

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros - November 8th

It's Tuesday!  It's time to share your excerpts and teasers from books we are currently reading, have read or are planning to read.  So, feel free to join us by sharing the first paragraph or (a few) of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon.  This meme is guaranteed to increase your TBR :)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read

* Open to a random page

* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

* 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I just started reading this one.  The excerpts are from the  E-ARC.

First Chapter


Christmas Night 2017

The carcass is splayed in the middle of the table.  Carved, flesh torn away, eaten, ribs exposed.  The turkey, brown and glistening when it was removed from the oven, is now just a pile of bones.  Plates are smeared with gravy, wineglasses empty, stained red.  A swath of maroon lipstick mars a white cloth napkin.  The lights from the towering Christmas tree blink, manic.


"Huh," says Hannah.  "Some Christmas intrigue."

She was trying to keep it light.

But it was odd wasn't it?  She didn't think her brother was lying.  She knew they hadn't brought the gifts.  So did someone else have access to the house?  Had someone snuck in?  That was silly.  The only one who broke into your house and left gifts was Santa.

Synopsis from Goodreads...

Three couples rent a luxury cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway to die for in this chilling locked-room thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger.

What could be more restful, more restorative, than a weekend getaway with family and friends? An isolated luxury cabin in the woods, complete with spectacular views, a hot tub and a personal chef. Hannah’s loving and generous tech-mogul brother found the listing online. The reviews are stellar. It’s his birthday gift to Hannah and includes their spouses and another couple. The six friends need this trip with good food, good company and lots of R & R, far from the chatter and pressures of modern life.

But the dreamy weekend is about to turn into a nightmare. A deadly storm is brewing. The rental host seems just a little too present. The personal chef reveals that their beautiful house has a spine-tingling history. And the friends have their own complicated past, with secrets that run blood deep. How well does Hannah know her brother, her own husband? Can she trust her best friend? And who is the new boyfriend, crashing their party? Meanwhile, someone is determined to ruin the weekend, looking to exact a payback for deeds long buried. Who is the stranger among them?

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. I've got a copy of this book and it's my priority to read it this month. Enjoy!

  2. Great excerpts! I can't wait to read my copy of this one.

  3. Love the excerpts! This book is on my TBR and now I definitely want to read it.

  4. I've also got it waiting! I loved what I've read from Unger so far and this one (supposedly) is the best yet. I'm thinking it may be a vacation read for me if I can wait that long.


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