I’m getting near the end of The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, which I used a week or two ago as my Tuesday Teaser. My goal was to randomly copy two or three lines/sentences that would tease you into wanting to read the book. At the time, one blogger friend used the word “creepy” to describe the passage I was currently reading. See if you feel a creepiness still in this later passage.
“You stay away from that man, you hear me?”
“I’ve got to go and see him, Ma. He’s been in the lockup for ages! This is all my fault!”
“Don’t talk rubbish. You’ve reunited a baby with her mother, and you’re about to pocket three thousand guineas reward…Use your loaf, boy. You’ve done your bit, now just keep out of it!”
This is advice is given to a man who had seen a baby’s rattle, a christening present to a baby supposedly lost at sea, in the hands of the same baby in another mother’s arms. Creepy? Maybe. Mysterious and tragic? Definitely.