Excerpt + Giveaway: Russian Dolls by Cristelle Comby

Brooke Banks | 12:00 AM | | | | | |

AT A GLANCE:


Russian Dolls by Cristelle Comby
Format: Paperback, 302 pages
Published: March 8th 2013 by Createspace
Categories: New Adult Mystery

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BLURB:
Alexandra Neve is a student at University College London whose world suddenly falls apart. When
her best friend jumps from the university’s rooftop, she can’t stop herself from asking, ‘Why?’ The
police rule her friend’s death a suicide and for them the case is closed — so whom can she turn to
for help?

Sometimes the person you need the most is the one you least expect to find, and in this case it’s
none other than Ashford Egan, a blind middle-aged history professor, who’s more willing than most
to listen to what she has to say.

Neve and Egan are as different as they come. She’s restless, careless at times, and fearless when the
need arises, while he’s almost the complete opposite: a deep thinker with an analytical mind, a highly
rational and collected individual.

As they enter the violent world of the Russian mafia, they must overcome their differences and learn
to work together. It’s their only chance if they want to survive.





EXCERPT:


Life, death. Two concepts, two words.

You don’t think about them unless you’re forced to. You take the first for granted and try to forget the
second.

You get on with your life, worry about meaningless things and you simply stop thinking about death, even
though you see it every day on the telly, in the papers you read.

So long as it’s happening to others, you continue to go on with this comforting lie that says it’s never going to
happen to you. The Reaper won’t come anywhere near you — until the day he does.
It could be a car crash, it could be a stroke. Or it could be your best friend jumping from the rooftop of the
university you both attend. And suddenly you remember that death is very real and there’s no way of knowing
who is going to be called next. You’re forced to face the frailty of life and accept your own mortality.

My best friend recently passed away and I almost died twice myself in the past couple of weeks. My name
is Alexandra Neve. I’m a student who used to live in a reassuring bubble. It burst, and now I finally see the
world for what it truly is.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Cristelle Comby was born and raised in the French-speaking area of Switzerland, somewhere
between Geneva and Lausanne, where she still resides.

Thanks to her insatiable thirst for American and British action films and television dramas, her
English is fluent.

She attributes to her origins her ever-peaceful nature and her undying love for chocolate. She
has a passion for art, which also includes an interest in drawing and acting.

Russian Dolls is her first new-adult novel, and she’s hard at work on the next titles in the series.

Find out more at her Website





Cristelle will be awarding an autographed print copy of Russian Dolls to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. 

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