Teaser Tuesday!

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Good morning and welcome to another edition of Teaser Tuesdays!  You know the rules:  take your current read, open to a random page and give us two teaser sentences.  No spoilers, please, and be sure to tell us more about the book.

This week, it’s Wake Up Dead by Roger Smith.  I have to say that I am not loving this book – a very violent story about crime, revenge and gang wars in the Capetown ghettos.  I am curious enough about the story to finish reading it, but I’m not completely engaged so far.

Roxy is having a rough week.  She’s been carjacked, her husband is dead and she is being targeted by an assortment her husband’s enemies:

Roxy lay on her back, trapped between the front and read seats, the ugly man on top of her, forcing the gun barrel into her mouth.  He stank, and a drop of sweat fell from his forehead onto her cheek, where it rolled down like a tear.

Like I said, a pretty rough week.  What’s teasing YOU this week?

11 Comments

  1. Comment by Alice Audrey:

    I think I’ll skip that one. It would press too many of my buttons. Come by to see what I teased with.

  2. Comment by JLS Hall (Joy's Blog):

    Whoa! Yes, I can see why you’re having trouble engaging with that. I think I’d be tempted to just give up and move on to something more appealing. But it does make an interesting teaser!
    Here’s mine.

  3. Comment by tweezle:

    Fantastic teaser! Sounds like an interesting read – but the smell and sweat – ummmm – ewwwww :)

    Here’s mine:
    http://tweezlereads.blogspot.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesday.html

  4. Comment by kaye:

    Don’t think I would be too thrilled with this one either. I commend you for sticking with it though.My teaser is here

  5. Comment by Lori @ Escape Between The Pages:

    WOW!!! that is a good teaser but a very deep and troubling.

    You’ve Seen Mine. Thanks for commenting.

  6. Comment by Alita:

    Yikes! Definitely an intense teaser! I hope this book becomes more enjoyable for you.

  7. Comment by Vicki:

    This on wouldn’t be for me.

  8. Comment by Beth:

    Very dramatic and intense!

  9. Comment by Sassy Brit:

    Hi there! Yes, I see what you mean – great teaser – shame your not loving the book, but glad to see you are sticking it out – you never know it may finally all click together at the end (or maybe it’s a bit too late for that, and that’s wishful thinking!)

    Thanks for commenting on mine :)

    Sassy
    :)

  10. Comment by Pussreboots:

    That is a rough week!

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