07 January 2014

Today's Read & Giveaway: The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher

The Killing Woods by Lucy ChristopherWhat if you saw your father carry a body out of the woods? Would you believe he was innocent of murdering your classmate? What if he were suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome and had blackouts? Would you still fight for his innocence? That's what Emily Shepherd is up against.

I've seen something.

It's something far down the rock face, wedged between the jagged boulders. I'm trying to look for it again. But I'm scrambling, falling, grabbing at smooth stone. And I'm too late—I'm going over, over the edge of the Leap.
The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher (Scholastic / Chicken House, 2013, p. 294)

Quick Facts
  • Setting: contemporary; Darkwood; a military town
  • Circumstances: Who killed Ashlee Parker? Jon Shepherd who carried her body out of the woods; Damon Hilary, Ashlee's boyfriend who was also in the woods that night; or someone / something else?
  • Characters: the Shepherd family: Emily (who believes her father is innocent), her mother (who has taken to drink), her father (who suffers from PTSS); Damon (who has secrets and suffers from memory loss), townsfolk, Emily and Damon's classmates.
  • Genre / audience: thriller / mystery (action, dark, creepy); young adult audience
  • Miscellaneous: the story is told alternately from Emily's and Damon's views; the plot is twisty, gripping, and complex
Want to Know More?

In the following short video, the Lucy Christopher reads the opening paragraphs of The Killing Woods:

The book trailer sets the spooky mood:

Visit the Killing Woods website, the This Is Teen Facebook page, or Lucy Christopher's Facebook page.

The Giveaway

Thanks to Scholastic, Inc. I'm thrilled to be able to offer two of my readers one copy each of Lucy Christopher's The Killing Woods. All you need to do to enter for a chance to win is to have a U.S. mailing address and fill out the following form. I'll pick the winners via random number generator on January 17. Once the winners have been verified, I'll delete all personal information from my computer. Good luck!

ISBN-13: 9780545461009
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Unknown 1/7/14, 7:04 AM  

What a teaser cliffhanger :p
Thanks for stopping by at my TT

rhapsodyinbooks 1/7/14, 7:58 AM  

I love love love Lucy Christopher! I am so glad to see she has a new book!

Anonymous,  1/7/14, 9:47 AM  

Great teaser! sounds like a great book. Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2014/01/07/teaser-tuesday-jan-7/

Kathy Martin 1/7/14, 10:13 AM  

Great teaser! I like the sound of the book very much. This week my teasers are from Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill and Grave Dance by Kalayna Price. Happy reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow 1/7/14, 11:12 AM  

Amazing teaser! Sounds like a book I must read. Here's MY TUESDAY POST

Kailana 1/7/14, 11:15 AM  

Sounds like a good book. I have never even heard of this author before.

(Diane) bookchickdi 1/7/14, 11:36 AM  

The trailer is very scary.

Anonymous,  1/7/14, 12:54 PM  

ooh, great pick! I literally just put this on my wish list (using my nerdy Goodreads scanner app at Barnes & Noble) yesterday!

Heather 1/7/14, 1:01 PM  

Great teaser, this one sounds good. Mine: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf 1/7/14, 1:03 PM  

This sounds like one that I would love!

Yvonne 1/7/14, 2:40 PM  

I never read this author but this sounds fantastic!

Alice Audrey 1/7/14, 2:50 PM  

Interesting premise. I guess it would depend on a lot of other character traits the father might have.

Unknown 1/7/14, 3:43 PM  

I love a good thriller, and this one sounds great!

Elizabeth 1/7/14, 4:29 PM  

Wow...what a great teaser. THANKS for sharing.

I don't have a teaser this week, but stop by my blog if you like for a giveaway of Jubilee's Journey.

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Giveaway of Jubilee’s Journey

Margot 1/7/14, 5:57 PM  

Good introduction - the tone is already set. I'd like to read it and then recommend it to my granddaughter. We both really enjoy a good mystery.

rhonda 1/7/14, 7:15 PM  

Great teaser book sounds perfect for me.

Sheila (Bookjourney) 1/7/14, 9:09 PM  

I just read a great review of this one over at My Friend Amy's, so when I seen that you had reviewed as well AND with a giveaway I had to hurry on over. I think it sounds like a really good read!

Belle Wong 1/8/14, 5:25 PM  

Sounds very intriguing! I'll have to add this one to my to-read list.

Nise' 1/8/14, 9:32 PM  

Sounds good. I love these type of books.

Naomi Hop 1/10/14, 2:42 AM  

Oh no... that can't be good!! Nice tease.

Thanx for visiting my TT
Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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