TEASER TUESDAYS is a weekly book meme hosted at The Purple Booker. To participate, just open the book you are currently reading to a random page, and choose two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page. (no spoilers!)
I don’t think I’ve participated in Teaser Tuesday since starting my blog so I thought it would be fun to feature a couple sentences of Dennis Lehane’s upcoming new release Since We Fell. This book releases today and you guys…it’s fantastic! Be sure to check back Saturday for my review but for now I’ll tease you with a couple sentences that I just loved that not only showcase the main character Rachel but also Lehane’s awesome writing….
Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. By turns heart- breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best
This scene occurs halfway into the book when agoraphobic Rachel has decided to get answers and follow a certain someone in her rented Zipcar…mind you she hasn’t drove in 2 years and she has to get on the highway to try to “tail” her mark…
“She slowed as she neared the intersection, let ( ) get as far ahead as possible, but there wasn’t much stalling to be done. A Porsche swung wide on her left, engine revving, and shot out in front of her. She’d never been happier for a small penis driving a small penis car to act like a small penis because she again had cover between her and ( ). It didn’t last, though. At the first light, the Porsche drifted into the left-turn-only lane, then floored it, zipping around ( ) as they crossed the intersection, and roaring up the road ahead….Little dicks, Rachel thought again, and their little dick cars.”
What do you think? Does that scene tempt you?