Teaser Tuesday: The Botanist

Teaser Tuesday: The BotanistThe Botanist by Liesel K. Hill
Genres: Mystery & Detective
Pages: 475
Published by Jolly Fish Press on March 31, 2015
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In the heat of the desert, Detective Cody Oliver inadvertently stumbles upon a strange garden adorned with exotic flowers. Upon closer inspection, he finds the garden is but a cover for the scores of bodies buried below. Soon, the small town of Mt. Dessicate plunges into chaos as journalists, reporters, and cameramen from across the nation descend upon the tiny, desert town to get a piece of the action.

Along with the media, a mysterious woman appears. She may be the only person who has come face to face with the killer, dubbed the Botanist, and lived to tell the tale. If Cody can't piece together a timeline of the land the crime scene is located on, decipher how the woman's mysterious past is connected to the killer, and bring the Botanist to justice, he may lose the people he values most.

 
Tease:

 

Finally he reached something solid. It felt like sticks– thick twigs embedded in the ground. Soon he’d moved most of the dirt away, but still couldn’t see it clearly. He leaned down and blew the excess soil off with one huffing breath. Then he sat back on his haunches and sighed, letting his head hang for a moment.

The white, carpal remains of a human hand glared up at him from its bed of dark soil, its fingers spread out as far as they could go. A skeleton was waving at him from the basement of a man made oasis.

Cody looked at the other mounds: twelve of them, in two rows of six. He’d stumbled onto a mass grave in the middle of the desert.

-Kindle 11%

 
 
Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish 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 “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!

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