Followers

Friday, June 3, 2011

Book Blurb Friday #14, Just Across the Street




JUST ACROSS THE STREET

She couldn’t read French, but she recognized the word “police” when she saw it, and knew it meant help was just across the street. Below, she heard the happy sound of friendly laughter. She was occasionally aware of people going up and down the stairs, but with duct tape across her mouth, her hands cuffed behind her back, and wooly socks on her bound feet, she couldn’t make a sound.
Clint Roberts has written a fine, spine-tingling thriller with plot twists to keep the reader guessing, and a denouement with surprises to keep the reader gasping.
This, his fourth book, is a must-read, available at bookstores, Amazon.com and Amazon.ca; also available for Kindle, iPad, or for any eBook reader.
“The read of the month,” says eBook Monthly.
“Masterful,” says Thriller Magazine.
“Brilliant,” says international reviewer Maria Fieldhouse.
141 words, including quotations but not including title.
Posted for Book Blurb Friday,
in which we are invited, by Lisa of Writing in the Buff, to produce a back-cover blurb for an imaginary book, using no more than 150 words along with the photo she provides as a prompt. In this case, it was my own photo, so this was very hard to write!

To see how other writers responded to the photo, please click

18 comments:

Sandra Davies said...

Excellently written and full of meaty promise - not least how does she get out of the woolly socks

Jo said...

You've peaked my interest, Kay! What a blurb. You are indeed talented! Have a wonderful weekend. (((Hugs) Jo

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my, I really want to know how the heroine got out of this predicament. This blurb certainly caught my attention. And with such shining reviews it must be good!

Great one Kay.

Jo said...

Wow Kay, I'm top commentor for your blog with Diane! Wow, I haven't been top in anything since tenth grade (lol) (((hugs))) Jo

*Honest Abe said...

Most interesting post and blog. I am also interested in the name "Davies" as I had two excellent friends of mine who are now gone. Esme´ and Howard Davies who lived on Vancouver Island. They had no children. But Howard came from Canada and during the war met and married Esme´in England where she lived in London.

If by some incredibly small chance you knew them, I'd be blown away...

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

"Spine-tingling thriller" grasped me!!!

5 rue Balard is my book blurb for the week.

Have a great Friday!!!

jabblog said...

Quelle horreur! How will she ever escape??

Sioux said...

What a predicament she's in...Help is so close, yet she cannot yell for help...

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Kay,

Thanks for the wonderful photo! Where was it taken?

I love your story, and can't wait to see how she gets out of the ties that bind her.

Have a great weekend,

Kathy

Francisca said...

I think YOU are the masterful one, Kay!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Excellent blurb! The irony of her situation is a great hook, and I want to know how she ended up duct-taped/bound and by whom, and how is she going to get out of this mess? This is ripe with possibilities and I believe the reviews...this looks to be an awesome thriller.

Ms.Daisy said...

Kay,
You did a wonderful job for something that was hard to write! LOL! Loved the surprise of the lady in the story being bound up with duct tape! Made my eyes light up and I wanted to go on reading it. About how I thought it was Paris was because when I went to Paris in 1985 friends we stayed in a hotel with wrought iron balconies just like the one in picture - so I went with it! :)

~Jean
P.S. This is so much fun, I love BBF!

Susan Fobes said...

Ooh, you have the woman bound and gagged and forced to look out at the police station below...Brilliant!

SJerZGirl said...

Hey, Kay! I like your mystery, too. When my stomach knots, I know I'm reading something gripping. I knew it was near Eiffel because the hotel name was on the photo's URL. I was going to put Montparnasse, but when I saw that, I looked it up and changed the location of the event.

SJerZGirl said...

Didn't you notice the woman's name?? ;-)

Dorothy Evans said...

What a tease - great stuff!

Tammy said...

I love how you worked your way into the horror of the predicament! But it *does* have me gasping and guessing! Great work.

Grandma's Goulash said...

Help is so close, yet so far away. That's got the making of a compelling tale. Excellent blurb that produces vivid images in the reader's mind.