Thursday, March 9, 2017

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings

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 Naked in Death by J.D. Robb.  The excerpts shared are from a paperback edition I borrowed from the library.
Naked in Death (In Death, #1) 
Beginning:  Chapter One
She woke in the dark.  Through the slats on the window shades, the first murky hint of dawn slipped, slanting shadowy bars over the bed.  It was like waking in a cell.

For a moment she simply lay there, shuddering, imprisoned, while the dream faded.  After ten years on the force, Eve still had dreams.

Page 56:  "I've heard of them.  Still hear about them.  You think Rockman's involved with a fanatic splinter group like that?'"
My thoughts:  This is the first book in prolific bestselling author Nora Roberts's (writing as J.D. Robb) futuristic suspense In Death series featuring lady cop Eve Dallas.  It's been on my to-read list forever, but a recent conversation with a good reading buddy who has read all of them made me decide to finally dig in.  Some--including me--may question my sanity at starting a series of 44 books (and a 45th is scheduled to be published in September 2017), but it feels right, and the opening drew me in immediately.
From Goodreads:    In a world of danger and deception, she walks the line--between seductive passion and scandalous murder... Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she's seen it all--and knows her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire--and a suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about--except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.
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