This week's teaser comes from Michael Cadnum's Flash.
"The seller at the flea market had said the stain was cranberry juice, but Bruce called the garment his dead-guy jacket, convinced the previous owner had been stabbed. He liked that- a coat with a vivid backstory." -- pg 24 in the ARC, subject to change
When two teenage brothers bungle a bank robbery, their attempt to hide the evidence is witnessed—aurally—by Terrence, a legally blind neighbor. Terrence tells his girlfriend, Nina, and her brother, who then disappears with a handgun. Nina is afraid of what he might do to the brothers. But she also has every reason to fear what the brothers will do to Terrence.
Flash ingeniously interweaves the stories of two who are hellbent on a destructive path, two who stand in their way, and one whose actions may be the spark to set the whole thing off.