Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings #84

It's Friday . . . time to share book excerpts with:
  • Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, where bloggers share the first sentence or more of a current read, as well as initial thoughts about the sentence(s), impressions of the book, or anything else that the opening inspires.  
  • The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice, where you grab a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% of an ebook), find one or more interesting sentences (no spoilers), and post them.
Today I'm featuring The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton, a psychological thriller that I borrowed from the library. 
The Edge of Normal (Reeve LeClaire, #1) 
Seattle, Washington  Six Year Earlier
Her name had been out of the headlines so long that he was sure no one was searching for her when he fit the key into the lock for the last time.

San Francisco, California    Tuesday Before Thanksgiving
Tuesdays are always a test, and getting to his office is the hard part, but twenty-two-year-old Reeve LeClaire has never told her psychiatrist about her route.  It begins with a short walk to the Ferry Building, where she routinely orders a hot chocolate and carries it outside, sipping its sweetness while watching the ferries emerge from the fog.
Page 56:  "Reeve studies the tall young man, wonderingas she often does when meeting someone newwhether he knows who she is and what happened to her."

My thoughts:  I've been reading a lot of suspense novels lately because they fit nicely into my summer reading plan to tackle as many novels as possible during the hazy, hot, and humid weather.  This one has me turning the pages at a feverish pace, and it was a nice surprise to discover that it's the first installment of the Reeve LeClaire series.  The second book, What Doesn't Kill Her, which was published on June 30th, is also on my summer reading list.

From GoodreadsIn many ways, Reeve LeClaire looks like a typical twenty-two year old girl. She’s finally landed her own apartment, she waitresses to pay the bills, and she wishes she wasn’t so nervous around new people. She thinks of herself as agile, not skittish. As serious, not grim. But Reeve is anything but normal.

Ten years ago, she was kidnapped and held captive. After a lucky escape, she’s spent the last six years trying to rebuild her life, a recovery thanks in large part to her indispensable therapist Dr. Ezra Lerner. But when he asks her to help another girl rescued from a similar situation, Reeve realizes she may not simply need to mentor this young victim—she may be the only one who can protect her from a cunning predator who is still out there, watching every move.

From the author of the #1 non-fiction bestseller
Perfect Victim: The True Story of the Girl in the Box comes a novel that draws you into a chilling and engrossing world. With masterful plot twists and shifting points of view that make it as irresistible as Gone Girl, Carla Norton's The Edge of Normal is a stunning debut thriller.
Which book are you reading now or about to start?

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