TEASER TUESDAY: ALREADY DEAD BY JAYE FORD

I’ve read two of three thrillers by Australian writer Jaye Ford and found them to be edge-of-the-seat reads – fast-paced and action-packed. I picked up the just-released Already Dead last night and before I knew it, I was half-way through. It definitely moves at a fast pace! This one is needling me a little ore because it deals with an issue I’m familiar with and at times, it felt a little close to the bone. Five years ago, I would have set it aside, but I’m in a different place now. This is the teaser used by publisher, Random House.

Miranda shrank away from him, arm pressed to the driver’s door. ‘What’s your name?’
‘I’m already dead. That’s my name now. That’s what they called me. I’m Already Dead.’

And here’s another one:

And without thinking about who he was and what he wanted, Jax mouthed two words across the space between them: Help me.

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Here’s the blurb:

Journalist Miranda Jack is finally attempting to move on from the death of her husband by relocating up the coast with her young daughter, Zoe. Then a single event changes everything. On a Monday afternoon as she waits at traffic lights, a stranger jumps into her car and points a gun at her chest. Forced to drive at high speed up the motorway, Miranda listens to the frantic, paranoid rants of Brendan Walsh, a man who claims he’s being chased and that they’re both now running for their lives. Two hours later her ordeal is over in the most shocking fashion. Miranda is safe but she can’t simply walk away – not without knowing the truth about that terrifying drive. As a journalist Miranda has always asked questions. But this time the questions are dangerous – and the answers might get her killed.

What do you think? Sound like something you’d read? Buy the book here.

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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!