Friday 22 April 2011

Book Blurb Friday #8

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.’ 
Image copyright Sioux Roslawski
Remember me
Clearing out her late father-in-law’s house, Carol finds a photograph in a book. On the back are the words, ‘Remember me. Berlin 1976. Angelika Brandt.’ A telephone number is scribbled in the corner but the photo has been torn and the number is incomplete.

Carol determines to discover more about Angelika and travels to Berlin. Her husband insists on accompanying her. Marcus claims to know nothing of the mystery woman but seems uneasy. After a while Carol suspects that Marcus is hindering her research and starts to wonder what influence this woman yields. Was she associated with Marcus’ father or was it Marcus who knew her?

As she draws nearer the truth she realises that she is about to uncover a dark secret that has been hidden for more than thirty years. Her husband and the family that she thought she knew are changing before her eyes.

(147 words, excluding title)


  1. You couldn't a way to bring a little Star Trek to this weeks book blurb? Pah!

    Just kidding. I thought this is one of your best! I would read it.

    Ellie Garratt

  2. Oooh, very enticing, Janice!
    I very carefully don't read anyone else's blurb until I've written my own, and I was late this week. Still jet-lagged, a week after returning home.
    Your review is excellent, although I had to wonder why Carol was cleaning out her father-in-law's house when Marcus should have been doing it himself, so I'm guessing he didn't know the photograph existed. LOL
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. A mystery/thriller! And she's not sure if she can trust her husband. You have a great premise here, one I'd like to learn more about. I'd buy it! That's the problem with these real book to satisfy one's burning curiosity!

  4. OMG ... this is an excellent story beginning. I want to know what happens! Does Marcus have a secret family? Is Angelika his true mother? Can't wait until you have it published!

    Kathy M.

  5. Oh my goodness, this sounds like an inviting read.

  6. This would be the kind of story I would have trouble putting down. What a wonderful direction you took...

  7. What a marvelous blurb you have here! I don't trust Marcus, and I'm sure Carol is in danger. I'd love to know what happens next.

  8. I love that family mystery approach! And interesting that Carol is the one who is awakening the memory of Angelika!

  9. Wonderful job of creating suspense and quickly enmeshing us in its intrigue. I'd buy it.

    My Blurb: The Sculptor

  10. Oh my gosh! I want to know more, I need to know. You need to write this book!

  11. When are you writing it? I want to read the whole story please ....

  12. Love those dark mysteries! Sounds fascinating!


  13. Skeletons in family cupboards are always a winner - and this sounds more deeply intricate than most.


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