Friday, 8 April 2011

Book Blurb Friday #6 Mirror, mirror

This meme is hosted by Lisa Ricard Claro at ‘Writing in the Buff’ J
 Each week she posts a photo that could be the cover of a book. The aim is to:
‘Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.’ 
Photo copyright Sandra Davies

Mirror, mirror

Sally has become secretive and edgy of late and reluctant to discuss her daily affairs with her husband. George fears the worst and hires private detective Jack Mahoney to follow her. Mahoney is hard-bitten and experienced but even he is taken aback by what he discovers.

Is George right to worry about his marriage or should he be more concerned with Sally’s mental and physical safety? Has Sally been coerced into her new occupation or has she always been involved in counter-sabotage?

This tightly woven story takes the reader from cosy domesticity to nail-biting suspense. You won’t be able to put this exciting page-turner down until you’ve discovered the answers to all George and Jack’s questions.

(116 words, excluding title)

18 comments:

  1. You really are so good at this!

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  2. And I hope you are going to write plenty of pages for us to turn - a private detective is a really good idea!

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  3. I love this! The seemingly normal soccer mom type is really into some serious stuff. I thought of the movie "True Lies" only in yours the wife is the super spy. Great blurb!

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  4. This is great! I love the name Jack Mahoney. At first I thought that Sally was going to be turning tricks, but she is a spy. And teetering on the edge of sanity? Wow. You did great.

    Kathy M.

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  5. Wow Sally ... what have you been doing? the names just strike me a fitting perfectly with the story. Good job!

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  6. It sounds like an intriguing story!

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  7. Wow, I'm amazed at your ability to come up with a great story and hook with only a photo as a prompt. I'd read this book, definitely.

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  8. I really don't want to come here anymore and read your book blurbs.
    Get the books written, you've got the synopsis!
    Your blurbs are exactly the thing for making me dip into a book.

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  9. Boy, everyone's blurb is so different and so good this week! What is this woman doing? Loved it!

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  10. You had me by the first paragraph. Counter-espionage? Oh, my. I'm dying to know the answers, too!

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  11. Thank you for pointing the way to this new challenge. I'll be posting my blurb as a second posting for Saturday on my blog. I've already posted my "H".

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  12. ooh double life book, love it! Could you please write more?
    Grace

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  13. You got me hooked with the fear for "Sally's mental health and physical safety." Jack Mahoney is the perfect name for a detective, too! What will he discover and tell George...not the whole truth, I'll bet! Good one!

    ~Jean

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  14. Now that sounds gritty and alluring :O)

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  15. I love the name Mahoney - it tells me straight away this going to be a hardboiled mystery. I want to know more!

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  16. Nice - and with all of the BBFs, I want to read more!

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  17. I would definitely buy the book after reading this blurb!

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