Excerpt from Surface Tension

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

My excerpt today is from Surface Tension by Christine Kling, the first book in the Seychelle Sullivan Suspense series. Kling builds a great picture of life on the water in Floria. I am engrossed in solving the mystery and finding out whether Neal is really dead and who is involved in the murders.

I’d met Jeannie in a Winn-Dixie in the frozen-food aisle when one of her boys pitched a box of frozen waffles at my backside as I bent down to reach for a can of orange juice. Jeannie was totally unfazed by the incident. She just flashed me a boys-will-be-boys smile and introduced herself. She gave me her card. Later, when Red died and I needed a lawyer, I gave her a call.

Christine Kling, Surface Tension

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Years ago Seychelle Sullivan had the chance to save a person’s life. But on that summer night in Florida, lost in a world of teenage resentment and loneliness, Seychelle was not able to feel any pain but her own. Today Seychelle captains her father’s forty-six-foot salvage boat out of Fort Lauderdale’s New River. But she’s never escaped that one moment when she could have made a difference and didn’t.

On a steamy Florida morning Seychelle is answering a Mayday call launched from the five-million-dollar Broward yacht called Top Ten. Racing her fiercest competitor for salvage rights, Seychelle has a personal stake in this rescue: Her former lover, Neal Garrett, is the yacht’s hired skipper. But being the first to reach Top Ten leads to a bloody payday. A beautiful woman has been stabbed to death onboard. And Garrett is nowhere to be found.

While the police treat her as the prime suspect, Seychelle begins to unravel a tangled plot centered on a strip club where “all the girls are tens on top.” Seychelle is connecting human predators with innocent victims, and a mystery on land with a mystery buried deep beneath the sea. Now, to find out what really happened to Neal Garrett, Seychelle must retrace his last steps, through two murders and a horrific crime wave, to a final confrontation with someone who may want to kill her . . . or be her salvation.


  1. That sounds interesting. I love a good mystery! Here is my TT: http://booklovingmommy.blogspot.com/2016/02/teaser-tuesday-salt-to-sea-by-ruta.html

  2. Interesting teaser indeed. Makes me want to know more.

  3. Interesting visual from your teaser this week! My teaser is from Anne Bishop’s Written in Red, the first of The Others series. http://abookaddictsview.blogspot.com/2016/02/teaser-tuesday_23.html

  4. Kathy Martin says:

    Surface Tension sounds like it needs to be added to my wishlist. I loved the teaser. My teaser this week comes from The Infamous Heir by Elizabeth Michels. Happy reading!

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