Tuesday Teaser: The Diabolical Mrs. Hyde
Here 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 A Daily Rhythm.
Magic, mystery, and romance mix in this edgy retelling of the classic The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
–in which Dr. Eliza Jekyll is the daughter of the infamous Henry
In an electric-powered Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll is a crime scene investigator, hunting killers with inventive new technological gadgets. Now, a new killer is splattering London with blood, drugging beautiful women and slicing off their limbs. Catching “the Chopper” could make Eliza’s career—or get her burned. Because Eliza has a dark secret. A seductive second self, set free by her father’s forbidden magical elixir: wild, impulsive Lizzie Hyde.
When the Royal Society sends their enforcer, the mercurial Captain Lafayette, to prove she’s a sorceress, Eliza must resist the elixir with all her power. But as the Chopper case draws her into London’s luminous, magical underworld, Eliza will need all the help she can get. Even if it means getting close to Lafayette, who harbors an evil curse of his own.
Even if it means risking everything and setting vengeful Lizzie free . . .
I am actually listening to this one but I have an ecopy of it as well so I went and found a section to tease with and it’s from 16% on my kindle fire. Little longer than one sentence but couldn’t help it.
“Hmm.” He frowned. “I’d hoped the dependence would be easing. Have you, er…indulged?”
She sighed. “Last night.”
“Oh, I say.” Finch’s eyes gleamed, confidential. “For how long this time?”
“At least eight hours. More, perhaps. And I think I might have…” Eliza shivered and glanced around, making sure no one w as listening. She lowered her voice. “I think I might have done something unspeakable.”
This was after Eliza drank the elixir and turned into Lizzie Hyde and well something happened and she thinks Lizzie did it…uh oh. 🙂
So far it’s been okay but I think it’s about to start getting better. I am hoping it picks up a bit.