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.
Beginning: The weather is raw. Horizontal rain spatters Fletcher's glasses and slaps his cheeks.
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.
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.
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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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.ReplyDelete
It sounds very suspenseful. Great choice for an October read!ReplyDelete
Heard good things about this author and really need to check her out. Hope you are enjoying it!ReplyDelete
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”ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I like a good thriller every now and again. I hope you enjoy it.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Looks like the quotes are in present tense, which always makes a thriller quite compelling.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy it! :)ReplyDelete
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