Thursday, October 4, 2018

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings

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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 an upcoming read,  I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan.  The excerpts shared are from a trade paperback version borrowed from the library.

 


Beginning:  The weather is raw.  Horizontal rain spatters Fletcher's glasses and slaps his cheeks.

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Page 56:   He didn't see it coming.  He remembers acutely the humiliation of loading bags into the boot of the car while she explained across the laden shopping trolley that their marriage was over.

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My thoughts:   This author is known for her taut thrillers.  I'm curious to find out how Macmillan connects the excerpts from the present with a story that also features past misdeeds.
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From Goodreads:  Twenty years ago, eleven-year-olds Charlie Page and Scott Ashby were murdered in the city of Bristol, their bodies dumped near a dog racing track. A man was convicted of the brutal crime, but decades later, questions still linger.

For his whole life, filmmaker Cody Swift has been haunted by the deaths of his childhood best friends. The loose ends of the police investigation consume him so much that he decides to return to Bristol in search of answers. Hoping to uncover new evidence, and to encourage those who may be keeping long-buried secrets to speak up, Cody starts a podcast to record his findings. But there are many people who don’t want the case—along with old wounds—reopened so many years after the tragedy, especially Charlie’s mother, Jess, who decides to take matters into her own hands.

When a long-dead body is found in the same location the boys were left decades before, the disturbing discovery launches another murder investigation. Now Detective John Fletcher, the investigator on the original case, must reopen his dusty files and decide if the two murders are linked. With his career at risk, the clock is ticking and lives are in jeopardy…
 

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10 comments:

Bev Bouwer said...

I'm going to check this one out - it looks really good, thanks for sharing. I'm featuring The Killing Lessons by Saul Black this week.

Louise Ferrell said...

It sounds very suspenseful. Great choice for an October read!

Storm Reads said...

Heard good things about this author and really need to check her out. Hope you are enjoying it!

Stormi
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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm reading this one right now, and I was distracted at first, but not because of the book. Now I'm immersed in it. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE DAY OF THE DEAD”

fredamans said...

Both snippets are intriguing and pulled me in. Sounds like a great read! I'm grateful for your participation every week. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend!

Bark's Book Nonsense said...

I like a good thriller every now and again. I hope you enjoy it.

Kathy Martin said...

I have been looking at this one and trying to decide if I want to read it. I'll be looking for your review to help me make up my mind. This week I am featuring A Crafter Knits a Clue by Holly Quinn from my review stack. Happy reading!

Roberta said...

Looks like the quotes are in present tense, which always makes a thriller quite compelling.

Monica's Bookish Life said...

Another new to me author. The elements at work and setting of this story appeal to me, and what better reading for October than a thriller? Hope you enjoy the novel and look forward to your thoughts!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I hope you enjoy it! :)

Lauren @ Always Me

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