Tuesday Teaser ~The Crow Trap

Posted March 7, 2017 by Stormi in Memes / 11 Comments

BMR,TeaserTuesdayHere are the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc

Hosted by Book and a Beat.

Vera Stanhope’s first appearance was in The Crow Trap, published in 1999 and now available in a new edition; it forms the third episode of the TV series Vera, adapted by Stephen Brady.

At the isolated Baikie’s Cottage on the North Pennines, three very different women come together to complete an environmental survey. Three women who, in some way or another, know the meaning of betrayal…

For team leader Rachael Lambert the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double-betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Botanist Anne Preece, on the other hand, sees it as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace Fulwell, a strange, uncommunicative young woman with plenty of her own secrets to hide…

When Rachael arrives at the cottage, however, she is horrified to discover the body of her friend Bella Furness. Bella, it appears, has committed suicide – a verdict Rachael finds impossible to accept.

Only when the next death occurs does a fourth woman enter the picture – the unconventional Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope, who must piece together the truth from these women’s tangled lives…

I have just started this one so my teaser is from the beginning. The teaser is from page 20 and it’s just normal conversation, nothing real grabby and so far it’s kind of slow but I am just getting started. At 560 pages it might take me a while to finish…lol.

When Edie returned to the kitchen Rachael had found another bottle of wine and was opening it. ‘I wish you wouldn’t let people smoke in here.’

‘I know, dear, but she was desperate. Her husband’s just run off with one of his students.’

‘And you discussed that here. In front of the daughter.’

‘Not directly.’ She grasped for a word: ‘Only eliptically. He used to teach with me in the college. I appointed hi. I feel a certain responsibility.’

‘Of course.’ This was said with an irony which Edie perfectly recognized.

So what do you think?





11 responses to “Tuesday Teaser ~The Crow Trap

    • Stormi

      Yeah, it’s a British TV show called Vera. Of course, now that I am reading the book I wanted to check out the show and it’s not streaming on Netflix making me wish I would have tried it when it was!! Darn it!

        • Stormi

          I am going to get acorn.tv as soon as we get our Roku and get rid of directv, we have decided it’s going to be cheaper to just stream especially now that they decided to jump up our bill as we can get Roku and a few subscription channels like acorn, sling tv and a few others for half of what we are paying directv.

          • Tom is on the verge of cancelling our Dish. They’re not raising our rates, but between all the streaming stuff we can do through his AppleTV and Firestick it’s just silly to pay for more that we rarely watch!

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