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Teaser Tuesday: A Scandalous #Book

Time for my bookish meme, and this week I’m a bit confused about which book to talk about. I’m reading four, and loving all of them. I guess I’ll choose the closest at hand, in the spirit of this meme.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller

Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller

Here are two teaser sentences from Notes On a Scandal by Zoe Heller:

The day after Connolly kissed Sheba for the first time, he came to her hut. As soon as he entered, she stood up from her desk and ordered him to leave.

This book is all voice, the nasty narrator who you hate but at whose mercy you remain through the book as she destroys her ‘friend’ Sheba, or at least watches and helps as Sheba destroys herself. I found the book unpleasant but engrossing, as it tore apart prejudices and looked into psychological chasms with equal candor. I can’t believe I hadn’t picked it up earlier.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her next literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and was published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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