Teaser Tuesdays – The Tiger in the Well by Philip Pullman

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
4. 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!)
5. Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser:

Veronica Beatrice was her own name – one she had never answered to since, a strong-willed child like Harriet, she had informed her father that she was Sally, and refused to answer to anything else. But… married? Someone was claiming to be married to her?

– page 7, The Tiger in the Well by Philip Pullman

The blurb from the back of the book:
Sally is 25, and somebody wants to destroy her. She receives divorce papers from a man she has never met, let alone married – yet this trap is so well laid that she is powerless to prove otherwise. When custody of her precious daughter is awarded to this evil stranger, it is the beginning of a terrifying struggle in which Sally will have to fight, with a gun if necessary, for the freedom of her family. The third instalment of the quartet

What I think of it so far:
Once again, I’m half way through a book when I get to Teaser Tuesday. This third installment is the best so far, but also the most harrowing to read – Harriet (Sally’s daughter) is of a similar age to my son, and someone is trying to take her away from her mother, so it’s a terrifying thought for a mother reading this book! I actually had nightmares last night because of it. However, it’s not deterred me from continuing with the novel. It also focuses on subjects of socialism, equality of the sexes (or lack thereof) and persecution of minorities and immigrants, so it’s got some very serious issues thrown in there, making this a very interesting read!


2 responses to “Teaser Tuesdays – The Tiger in the Well by Philip Pullman

  1. This stranger gains custody of her child??? Scarey. Great Teaser.