Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- 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!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week’s teaser is from a favourite re-read, Midnight is a Lonely Place by Barbara Erskine. Kate Kennedy retires to a remote cottage on the Essex coast to work on her biography of Byron. But she soon discovers she may not be alone…
It was as she put her hand to the light switch that she realised there was someone in the room. Her mouth went dry. She held her breath, listening, aware that the other person was doing the same thing, painfully conscious that she was standing silhouetted against the bright light of the hall.
It was a woman.
This is not one I read last thing at night – not unless I want to sleep with the light on! Barbara Erskine scared herself when she wrote this book, as she says in an extract from this interview:
When I started writing Midnight is a Lonely Place, which I think is probably the scariest of my books, my desk was actually against the window, looking out, with my back to the room. By the time I′d finished the book I was right over the other side of the room, with my back against the wall. I felt so uncomfortable I kept thinking, ′Well, I′ll rearrange it a little bit …′ until I ended up in the corner where nothing could creep up on me unseen!