Teaser Tuesdays: A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. Be careful not to include spoilers!

A Bitter Truth is the third Bess Crawford mystery from mother/son writing team “Charles Todd.” I am finding it a) enjoyable and b) decidedly like Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs series. (See them ALL reviewed by me here.) That is – Maisie is a British interwar detective and former nurse; Bess Crawford is a British nurse during WWI who, while on leave, gets involved in a murder mystery of her own. Both women are apt to sympathize with people in trouble, in this case, a young women who shows up on Bess’s doorstep with a big bruise on her cheek.

Your teaser comes from page 223:

She smiled at me in that way that some children have when meeting a stranger, and now I could see what George Hughes had seen, a likeness perhaps not as strong as he had wished to believe it was, but so pronounced that this child and Juliana could have been sisters. I wanted very much to speak to her, to hear her voice, to hold her on my lap and watch the play of emotions on her face.

This quotation comes from an uncorrected advance proof and is subject to change.

6 Responses

  1. I’m not familiar with this series, but I like the sound of the teaser. Thanks for sharing! If you get a chance, my teaser is here.

  2. This does arouse my curiosity. I enjoyed the language in the excerpt.

    Here’s MY TT POST

  3. I don’t think my TBR pile will recover from the teasers this week! So many amazing books, so little time. Hope you will stop by and comment on my Clockwork Prince teaser on http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com !

  4. I’ve read every Inspector Rutledge novel and one other — and only just now discovered that “Charles Todd” is two people! That kind of overshadows your teaser for me, though I enjoyed the teaser too. Fantastic! Learn something new every day. I wonder if this will change how I view the Rutledge books now. Hm.

    Anyway! My own teaser is over at Bookishgal.

    *wanders off, shaking head in wonder*

  5. lol – sorry if I ruined anything for you! isn’t it curious?

  6. Wonderful teaser! This book is on my TBR list! Can’t wait to read it!

    Here is mine http://booktalkswithcharla.blogspot.com/2011/08/tuesday-teaser-glass-of-time-by-michael.html

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