Monday, 26 October 2015

Teaser Tuesday #109 : These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly #TeaserTuesday

Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3. 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!)

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

My current read is These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly and my three lines are from location 28 of 424

"Jones. Josie Jones," Jo quickly interjected, grateful for Eddie's fib.  She could not let it be known that Miss Josephine Montford of Gramercy Square frequented the morgue in her spare time.

These Shallow Graves  by Jennifer Donnelly

Set in gilded age New York, These Shallow Graves follows the story of Josephine Montfort, an American aristocrat. Jo lives a life of old-money ease. Not much is expected of her other than to look good and marry well. But when her father dies due to an accidental gunshot, the gilding on Jo’s world starts to tarnish. With the help of a handsome and brash reporter, and a young medical student who moonlights in the city morgue, Jo uncovers the truth behind her father’s death and learns that if you’re going to bury the past, you’d better bury it deep.
Josephine Montfort is from one of New York's oldest, most respected, and wealthiest families. Like most well-off girls of the Gilded Age, her future looks set - after a finishing school education, she will be favourably married off to a handsome gentleman, after which she'll want for nothing. But Jo has other dreams and desires that make her long for a very different kind of future. She wants a more meaningful and exciting life: she wants to be an investigative journalist like her heroine Nellie Bly. But when Jo's father is found dead in his study after an alleged accident, her life becomes far more exciting than even Jo would wish. Unable to accept that her father could have been so careless, she begins to investigate his death with the help of a young reporter, Eddie Gallagher. It quickly becomes clear he was murdered, and in their race against time to discover the culprit and his motive, Jo and Eddie find themselves not only battling dark characters on the violent and gritty streets of New York, but also their growing feelings for each other.

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  1. Are teasers are pretty similar, both cemetary/morgue related. Also, love the background image on this post. So spooky!

  2. What a strange thing to do in one's spare time, ugh!

  3. Wow! I'm in! What a great teaser. I don't know this author but as I'm a mystery buff (as you'll see from my teaser), this is right up my alley. Here's mine:

  4. Yes, that would irrevocably damage one's reputation don't you know. Hehe, great teaser!

    My Teaser

  5. Yes, great teaser. Very intriguing! I'll be adding 'These Shallow Graves' to my TBR :)

  6. I enjoyed this one but it was as much social commentary as it was a mystery. My YA teaser this week features The Anatomical Shape of the Heart by Jenn Bennett. Happy reading!

  7. Sounds like a fascinating story. I like the Gilded Age and New York setting.
    My Tuesday post features Shem Creek.

  8. Great teaser! I am looking forward to this book.