Today I’m participating in First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Vicki at I’d Rather Be At The Beach, in which bloggers share a bit about a book they’re reading or planning to read soon. Feel free to join in by posting your own book intro, linking back to Vicki’s page and joining the FCFPT linky.
Freaky Places by Amanda M. Lee is is the fifth book in The Mystic Caravan Mystery series. This fantasy like cozy mystery series is one of my favourites. In this instalment Poet Parker faces off against some scary dolls… really, they were scary. You’ll have to read it to find out how. You can read my review of Freaky Places right here.
Twenty years ago
“Hello, Poet. How is life, my favorite niece?” My Uncle Sidney sat on the front step next to me, ignoring the chilly bite of the air as he offered up a huge smile.
I’d never liked him. It wasn’t that I was uncomfortable with him as much as I found him boring and fake. He always tried to go out of his way to talk to me, to listen to what I had to say, but there was never any real interest sparking behind his eyes. It was all for show … and we both knew it.
Instead, it was more that he wanted to be able to say “I’m Poet’s favorite uncle” rather than “Poet is my favorite niece.” It was a weird differential, but one I picked up on all the same.
Mystic Caravan Circus is heading to the West Coast, and while everyone is happy for the change of scenery there’s a pall settling over the group.
Poet and Kade are in a good place and planning for a change, but it’s something Poet can’t focus on because she feels as if someone is watching … and whoever it is has evil in his or her heart.
The festival location is different, and instead of space, the circus denizens have festival workers and artisans on every side. They’re open and exposed, and hiding their secret has never been more important.
When one of their own goes missing, Poet is determined to figure out exactly what’s going on. The answers won’t be easy, though, and there are all different types of evil.
A fight is coming, and the enemy is different from anything they’ve ever faced. They’re outnumbered and might find themselves outmaneuvered.
Who will survive? More importantly, who will be lost to something even worse than death? Sometimes death really is better.
What are you reading today?