#Teaser Tuesday featuring #Obscura – 8th May, 2018 #Brainfluffbookblog


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• 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!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This is my choice of the day:

Obscura by Joe Hart
31% There were some words that never fully encompassed the true depth of their meaning. Some were so small, so insignificant, that what they represented dwarfed them into meaningless and trivial utterances.
“Death” was one.
“Alone” was another.
Gillian caught herself thinking this as she gazed out the window at the passing stars.

BLURB: In the near future, an aggressive and terrifying new form of dementia is affecting victims of all ages. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms are disturbing. Dr. Gillian Ryan is on the cutting edge of research and desperately determined to find a cure. She’s already lost her husband to the disease, and now her young daughter is slowly succumbing as well. After losing her funding, she is given the unique opportunity to expand her research. She will travel with a NASA team to a space station where the crew has been stricken with symptoms of a similar inexplicable psychosis—memory loss, trances, and violent, uncontrollable impulses…

The main protagonist is gritty, courageous and beleaguered – my favourite kind. And we are now out in space – yippee! What happens next? I am looking forward to finding out!

17 responses »

  1. This sounds like one you are really enjoying and sounds like a good read, overall. My Tuesday Teaser is quite different. From Rick Warren’s, What on Earth Am I Here for? From p.125, Day 16, (One reads one short chapter per day and thinks about it.) Chapter Title, “What Matters Most”?
    “Life is all about love.
    Because God is love, the most important lesson He wants you to learn on earth is how to love. It is in loving that we are most like Him, so love is the foundation of every command He has given us.”

    • Well that’s spot on – at the end of the day, it’s all about love isn’t it? And if we all could only keep that in mind, this world would be a far better place!

  2. I’ve read a couple reviews of this already, and they all have really positive things to say about the protagonist. Gillian sounds like an awesome character honestly, now I can’t wait to read this!

  3. I just read a really great review for this book last week so I hope you enjoy the rest of this story and I’ll look forward to reading your review. I haven’t tried a Joe Hart book yet but am feeling that this one may end up being my first 🙂

    • It is certainly a thriller – and while it is dark, it rolls forward with loads of energy and intensity so I got completely caught up in the action.

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