Teaser Tuesday – The Vanished Man

teasertuesdays31Teaser Tuesdaysis 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!

There’s lots of rules he’s been drumming into me – like, the audience doesn’t notice the familiar but’re drawn to novelty.  They don’t notice a series of similar things but focus on the one that’s different.  They ignore objects or people that stand still but are drawn to movement.  You want to make something invisible?  Repeat it four or five times and pretty soon the audience is bored and their attention wanders.

The Vanished Man by Jeffery Deaver, Chapter 8

I’ve decided to make June my series’ month.  I’m going to see if I can catch up on a few of them so I feel okay about starting a new one 🙂  What’s your tease today?

13 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday – The Vanished Man

  1. Margot says:

    Very interesting. I guessing he’s teaching him/her how to be a card shark or some kind of con artist? Hope we get a review on this one.

    A magician! And I am loving it!!! I’ll probably post the review on Sunday.

  2. jb says:

    “Look at this picture. What do you see? Is this woman dead or alive?”

    “I can’t tell,” he says at length. “There’s nothing obvious that says death to me. Her eyes are closed, but that’s not conclusive. I mean, where’s the line between sleep and death? How far apart are they, really?”

    Dead Sleep by Greg Iles.

    I am halfway through the book and it is pretty good so far.

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