This week’s teaser comes from What the Ground Can’t Hold by Shady Cosgrove (p98), sent to me for review by Pan Macmillan. The reviews I’ve seen have all been 4-5 star reviews, so I’m hoping this will live up to expectation. Here’s the teaser:

Pedro still hadn’t looked up. ‘How much food do you have?’ Wolfe didn’t reply.

Look out for my review, but in the meantime, here’s the blurb:

What the Ground Can't HoldTwo Americans are presumed dead and nine people are trapped in a cabin after an avalanche in the remote Andes… Among them is Emma, an Australian faced with an impossible decision that could see her parents jailed.  Jack, a teenager obsessed with Jack Kerouac, guided by a skewed moral compass.  Carmen, a tango dancer whose estranged father is dying of cancer.  Pedro, the cabin manager who’s in hiding from those he loves most.  And Wolfe, an American on a deadly family quest. With food supplies dwindling, these unlikely companions are forced to extremes and discover they are bound by more than their surroundings – each has a secret that links them to Argentina’s Dirty War. What the Ground Can’t Hold is a gripping exploration of the ways the past closes in on the present, and destroys the foundations upon which we build our lives.

Sound like something you’d read?


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!