Söndag innebär En smakebit på søndag hos Flukten fra virkeligheten. Den här veckan bjuder jag på en smakbit från en bok av Belinda Bauer. Hennes första bok, Blacklands, kom 2010 och hennes andra, Darkside, kom ut 2011. Jag har läst bägge men mitt utdrag idag blir ur hennes tredje bok Finders Keepers, från 2012. De är fristående böcker men utspelar sig alla i den lilla byn Shipcott. Böckerna får nog klassificeras som deckare, ”krim”.

Jag har precis börjat läsa ur boken så utdraget är från det allra första kapitlet.

Took banged the tailgate shut on Blue Boy, removed his sweaty
helmet and opened the door of the horsebox.
”Not a bloody fox in sight,” he told Jess.
Except Jess wasn’t there.
Instead there was a note on the steering wheel. A yellow square.
John Took’s mouth tightened. Bloody Jess and her teenage rebellion. She used to be such an easy kid before the divorce. Where’d she buggered off to now?
He reached up and peeled the note off the wheel. As he read it, his frown of annoyance became one of confusion. The note consisted of four words that were both simple and utterly mysterious.

You don’t love her.

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