Teaser Tuesdays 9/20

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading!

How to play:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “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!

My book: Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory.

In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman’s arms is a baby, stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda—and he begins to move.

The family hides the child—whom they name Stony—rather than turn him over to authorities that would destroy him. Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow. For years his adoptive mother and sisters manage to keep his existence a secret—until one terrifying night when Stony is forced to run and he learns that he is not the only living dead boy left in the world.

I just started reading this a few minutes ago – I’m only on page 8 – yet there have been so many amazing passages I wanted to use! Instead, I’ll give you the last paragraph I read (cheating a little, I suppose, but it’s wonderful all the same).

“We’ll call him John,” Wanda said, surprising herself again.
“That’s it?” Alice said. “John?
“Brother John,” Chelsea said.
The boy looked up at them. He blinked. He hadn’t blinked before.
“A boy like this,” Wanda said, “is going to need a normal name.”

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