Hurt Tabitha Suzuma Young Adult Random House September 5, 2013 Purchased
At seventeen, Mathéo Walsh appears to have it all. He is a champion diver and a hot prospect for the upcoming Olympics. He is a heartthrob, a straight A student and lives in one of the wealthiest areas of London. He has great friends and is the envy of many around him. And most importantly of all, he is deeply in love with his girlfriend, Lola. He has always been a stable, well-adjusted guy . . .
Until one weekend. A weekend he cannot seem to remember. All he knows is that he has come back a changed person. One who no longer knows how to have fun, no longer wants to spend time with his friends, no longer enjoys diving. Something terrible happened that weekend – something violent and bloody and twisted. He no longer knows who he is. He no longer trusts himself around people: he only wants to hurt, wound and destroy. Slowly, he begins to piece back the buried, fragmented memories, and finds himself staring at the reflection of a monster.
Tormented, Mathéo suddenly finds himself faced with the most devastating choice of his life. Keep his secret, and put those closest to him in terrible danger. Or confess, and lose Lola forever . . .
Teaser Tuesday Meme is a weekly event, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, where you share “teaser” sentences from your current read to try to entice others to want to seek it out.
Ever since I read Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, I’ve been itching for her next book to be published. Now, Hurt is finally here and I’m finally reading it! At this early stage I’d call it a YA mystery, because I’ve no idea what has happened to Mathéo or what he has done, only that it is something very bad indeed.
Here’s a teaser from Chapter 4:
In the shower he discovers more cuts and bruises. The knuckles on his hands are cracked and bloodied; his elbows and knees are scraped raw. His right foot hurts like crazy, his toes are a violent shade of purple. There are crimson scratches on his arms, his back, his legs – as if he’d been attacked by a particularly vicious cat.
What do you think of my teaser this week? Be sure to drop me a link to your own in the comments.
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I haven’t heard of Hurt but it sounds interesting and like it might just end up ripping my heart out. It does sound like a mystery with that teaser. How could he not know what happened? What did happen? I hope you get a chance to review it so I can decide whether or not to put it on my TBR pile. Here is my Teaser Tuesday