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.


Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

5 thoughts on “TUESDAY TEASER”

  1. If I had not already read the book it would make me want to read it to find out what was happening. Not creepy at all for me.

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