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Teaser Tuesday ~ Oct. 23, 2018 ~ The Bug Jar by Ava Black @jlightbody11

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, a Meme, created by The Purple Booker, that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:

– 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! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

Here’s my current read:

The Bug Jar by Ava Black

I am about halfway through this book and loving it! The mystery is bewildering and the characters vivid. The question is, did she kill that kid or is someone taking advantage of her mental state to let her take the fall, and if so who did it and why? If you like mysteries, thrillers, noir, OR psychological thrillers I would recommend you check this one out. This book is currently in our giveaway contest too, so be sure to claim your entries to win a signed copy! View my interview with Ava Black here.


ava black the bug jar cover

Here are my teaser sentences (no spoilers):

“The only thing breaking the silence is the crunch of last year’s dead leaves under my shoes. My heart races as I spring from the leaves to the Civic. Quicker than a rocket I make a U-turn and speed away–just as a Jefferson Park squad car rolls past.” p.49

“I’m a human being who was born with mental illness and I deserve to be treated with respect. Yes, I’ve f***ed up. I’ve made a million mistakes and I’m paying for them.” p.102

Amazon Blurb:

For make-up salesgirl Samantha Holland, life is a constant struggle to cling to reality. Her tenuous hold on sanity is exacerbated by a toxic affair with wealthy and powerful State Representative Richard Harrison, who gets sadistic pleasure toying with her already confused mind. But Sam comes closest to losing her grip when Harrison’s emotionally disturbed stepson is murdered—and the police suspect her. When Harrison tries to break off their relationship, Sam tries to save herself by piecing together patchy memories of what might be her own involvement in the killing. The truth she uncovers is more sinister than she could have imagined.


3 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday ~ Oct. 23, 2018 ~ The Bug Jar by Ava Black @jlightbody11

  1. Rae Longest says:

    Good job/great post. Soon I will have a private lesson with my IPad for seniors teacher, our local librarian , on putting cool things like those that appear on your blog on my own. I hope the saying, “You’’re never too old to learn,” is true! Lol

    1. odbookreviews says:

      Thank you, and thank you as always for stopping by!
      That’s awesome, it’s always fun learning new things and there is definitely no age limit on picking up new tricks! Can’t wait to see your new posts! I really enjoyed your teaser this week as well!