May 22, 2012

An Unexpected Guest by Anne Korkeakivi

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB; choose sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.

"Madame," he said in heavily accented English, his voice low and guttural.
She suppressed the urge to cry out in surprise, her free hand flew up in front of her mouth. (ch. 5)

An Unexpected Guest by Anne Korkeakivi
HardcoverApril 17, 2012
Genre: fiction

Clare Moorhouse, the American wife of a high-ranking diplomat in Paris, is arranging an official dinner crucial to her husband's career. As she shops for fresh stalks of asparagus and works out the menu and seating arrangements, her day is complicated by the unexpected arrival of her son and a random encounter with a Turkish man, whom she discovers is a suspected terrorist. More unnerving is a recurring face in the crowd, one that belonged to another, darker era of her life. One she never expected to see again.

Anne Korkeakivi weaves the complexities of an age into an act as deceptively simple as hosting a dinner party. (publisher's description)

I received this book as a complimentary review copy.


  1. Oh, this book sounds dark and ensnaring, and like one that I would love to read. Your teaser and summary make me want to add this one to my list right away!

  2. Excellent teaser! I hope the rest of the book lives up to this.

  3. For some reason this passage reminds me of Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. Does it all take place in one day?

  4. DCMetro: All in one day. In fact the publisher's description compares it to Mrs. Dalloway, which I haven't yet read.

  5. That is a great teaser...sounds a bit sinister!

  6. This teaser has me interested in this book!

  7. Seems like she might know this guy.

  8. Lovely cover - lovely teaser!


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