Thursday, February 14, 2019

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 Untouchable by Jayne Ann Krentz.  This is the third book in the Cutler, Sutter & Salinas series.

 

Beginning:  Fifteen years earlier . . .
She was fourteen years old and sleeping in yet another bed.  The little house on Marigold Lane looked cozy and welcoming from the street--lots of curb appeal, as the real estate agents liked to say--but she had decided that she would not be there for long.
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Page 56:  The storm had made landfall.  That was probably what had awakened her. But for some reason that didn't feel like the right explanation.
 
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My thoughts:  I'm looking forward to starting this latest book by Jayne Ann Krantz. She is a masterful suspense writer who has never disappointed me with her talent and imagination.
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From Goodreads:  A man's quest to find answers for those who are haunted by the past leads him deeper into the shadows in this electrifying novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Promise Not to Tell.

Quinton Zane is back.

Jack Lancaster, consultant to the FBI, has always been drawn to the coldest of cold cases, the kind that law enforcement either considers unsolvable or else has chalked up to accidents or suicides. As a survivor of a fire, he finds himself uniquely compelled by arson cases. His almost preternatural ability to get inside the killer's head has garnered him a reputation in some circles--and complicated his personal life. The more cases Jack solves, the closer he slips into the darkness. His only solace is Winter Meadows, a meditation therapist. After particularly grisly cases, Winter can lead Jack back to peace. 

But as long as Quinton Zane is alive, Jack will not be at peace for long. Having solidified his position as the power behind the throne of his biological family's hedge fund, Zane sets out to get rid of Anson Salinas's foster sons, starting with Jack.

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17 comments:

Roberta said...

Based on the quotes alone, I would have guessed the protagonist was a female.
It does look like one I'd like to read. Hope you enjoy it.

Louise Ferrell said...

Really interesting opening line. Having a young teenager make that kind of decision, you know something dramatic is about to happen.
My Friday memes this week

Kay said...

It's been quite a while since I read a book by Krentz, but I used to read a bunch of them. I've been hearing about this series and have it on my list to try at some point. Enjoy!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I enjoyed this one, and I liked the way the trilogy ended. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine:
“I INVITED HER IN”

fredamans said...

Sounds like a page-turner!! I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...
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Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

One of the reasons I enjoy this author is her strong female characters.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

Her different series are so versatile, which keeps me reading her. Not to mention, she is also a librarian :-)

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

Thanks for adding me to the Linky. It was too late for me last night when I visited your blog to figure out how to do it.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

I didn't realize this was the last book--now I will move it up the pile to see how things get resolved.

Kathy Martin said...

I liked this one. Of course, I haven't met a book by this author that I haven't liked. I am spotlighting Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch this week. Happy reading!

Breana M. said...

I haven't read anything by Jayne Ann Krantz, but this book does sound interesting. Thanks for mentioning it!

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

Me too. Krentz is wildly talented.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

She also writes under the name Amanda Quick.

Anne Bennett said...

The summary certainly tweaked my curiosity. My Friday quotes come from Life on Mars

Breana M. said...

I didn't realize that. I have read The Girl Who Knew Too Much from her Burning Cove series. So, I'll have to try reading another one of her novels.

Literary Feline said...

I am eager to read this one! I hope you love it. I've only read one of her books--and that was under the name Amanda Quick. It was really good!

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