Friday, July 29, 2011

TGIBBF, July 29 - Through the Peephole

Every week, Lisa Ricard Claro provides us with a photo that represents a book jacket of an imaginary book. We are to write the cover blurb for this book that will prove so interesting to potential buyers that they will clamber to buy the book.
Here is our "book cover" for next week's Book Blurb Friday #22, provided by Lisa's daughter, Christina.



The first time Rob saw her, it was through the peephole of his front door. What struck him was her electric blue eyes and blonde hair. He had answered a knock and, out of habit, looked out before opening it. She appeared to be looking in to see who was coming. He had no idea who she was. He still didn’t because he forgot to ask her before she left. But, he did know she was staying in Apt. 5E. She had used his phone to call the super in order to be let in.

The next day, another knock at his door, Rob looked through the peephole, hoping it was the mystery woman. Instead of blue eyes, he now saw blue uniforms. The police! They asked if he knew who lived in 5E. The male tenant had been found dead and the woman was now missing.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Sandra Davies said...

Well, I'm glad someone found her too good to be true! That was my intention but it didn't finish up like that ...

July 29, 2011 at 4:05 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I like how you quietly led us, step by step (or is that 'peep by peep'), to the conflict--and then sort of socked us with it! Sounds like a great read!

July 29, 2011 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Cool story! A great start to a who-done-it and why. I hope your guy stays safe as the story unravels. She really does look like she's looking through a keyhole too. I'd buy your book for sure.

Kathy M.

July 29, 2011 at 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Grandma's Goulash said...

I thought this was headed towards romance. I must admit that I was thrilled to be wrong. Wrong again, when police arrived at the door. I was certain she was the victim. I'd love to read this one as I can tell it would keep me engaged and surprised.

July 29, 2011 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Kay L. Davies said...

Excellent blurb. I like the way you did it (as Tammy said). I would definitely buy this book.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

July 29, 2011 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Nice, twisty blurb! You led me down the garden path a couple times and then switched things up. Excellent!

July 29, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Rinkly Rimes said...

I wonder if he will be accused. But I'll never know.

July 31, 2011 at 2:07 PM  

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