Teaser Tuesdays: Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

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!


Turn of Mind caught my eye months ago, when I first purchased it for the library. An older woman, a doctor, suffers from dementia. Her best friend and neighbor is found dead, and she’s a suspect – and doesn’t know herself whether she did it or not. I’m intrigued. Here’s your teaser:

Last week, she threw all her jewelry in the trash. We only caught it by accident – her daughter found a diamond pendant lying outside in the snow next to the garbage. We dug down and found her wedding ring.

Sad, isn’t it? But I can’t resist a good mystery, and this one has a unique format and frame. I’ll let you know…

9 Responses

  1. This one sounds good. Adding it to my TBR!
    My Teaser

  2. sounds good! interesting! I wonder who did it!

    Trish – My TT Post

  3. Oh, I’ve been really wanting to read this one. Thanks for sharing.

    Here’s MY TT POST and
    MY WEBSITE

  4. Since my mom is older, this book sounds very disturbing to me.

    • It could be. It’s not all roses. If you want to turn the other way, go for it – there are some great books (movies, etc.) out there that are sad but great; luckily non are required reading (watching, etc.)…

  5. That sounds really sad…I hope it’s really good instead of really depressing! But after dealing with elderly family, maybe I”m just freaked out by the thought of getting old 😦

    My TT this week is from Towers of Midnight

  6. Oh, interesting! What a great teaser. If you get a chance, mine is here.

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