- 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 a current read, The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford.
He comes from the river. Steals into my garden without warning. I am sitting in the camellia grove above the estuary, waiting for the sunset, watching a pair of oystercatchers at the water's edge, and trying to work out who is going to murder Major Palgrave. The lapping of the tide lulls me to sleep, so I don't see the boat heading for the mooring.
* * * * * * * * * *
October 1928--London, England
Can we be haunted by those who are not yet dead? In the weeks that followed Agatha's divorce from Archie Christie, a ghostly part of him seemed to follow her everywhere. Sitting in an empty house, she would hear his footsteps on the stairs. Waking in the night, she would feel the weight of his body in the bed. Opening the wardrobe, she would breathe in the familiar scent of shaving soap and cigarettes, even though his clothes were long gone. It was as if her senses had joined the conspiracy to push her over the edge.
56% of eBook: "She's got guts, hasn't she?" Nancy said. "After what happened in Egypt, most people would have turned tail and run home."
From Goodreads: Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can’t neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey.
Agatha isn’t the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling’s first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson—newly married but carrying another man’s child—is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair. Each woman hides her past from the others, ferociously guarding her secrets. But as the train bound for the Middle East speeds down the track, the parallel courses of their lives shift to intersect—with lasting repercussions.
Filled with evocative imagery, suspense, and emotional complexity, The Woman on the Orient Express explores the bonds of sisterhood forged by shared pain and the power of secrets.
This Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings post was originally composed and/or compiled and published by Catherine for the blog, bookclublibrarian.com. It cannot be republished without attribution. Sharing this original post on Twitter with appropriate recognition is appreciated.
I haven't heard of this one before. It seems interesting, and I like the quotes. Enjoy your current read!ReplyDelete
Oooh, I really like that opening. Kind of spooky and sad. I hadn't heard of this book before, but the premise is so interesting. It makes me sort of wonder what Agatha Christie would have thought of being turned into a character.ReplyDelete
Here's my Friday post.
Great descriptive snippets. Now I am intrigued. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: ‘DEEP STATE”ReplyDelete
Love th ecover and snippets!! Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Very evocative snippets, and an intriguing premise. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
I really like the sound of this one! I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine! https://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/2020/01/its-cozy-food-friday-that-means-its_31.html Gayle TrentReplyDelete
Learning the secrete of selecting a competent academic writing service requires for students to review certain traits associated with the profession thus allowing them to select the best service. As mentioned above, quality must never be compromised in any manner thus its essential to ensure the assignment writing service only offers a single quality of assignments and nothing less. In addition to this, it’s essential to make sure the assignments to review the brand's reputation delivering high quality and relevant assignments. This can easily be done by searching for the assignment writing services reviews which will reveal the client’s reputation of the brand.ReplyDelete
python assignment help
java assignment help
matlab assignment help
maths assignment help
Every graduate student comes to the point in his studying when myob assignment help is required, and it is usually very important for his future carrier. And here rise so many questions like: “How can I write my matlab assignment help in a proper way and how to improve my thesis? What should I start with and how should I write it? Can I find somebody to write my engineering assignment help? Where can I get professional help?” It is obvious that any research paper writing service is very challenging. You have to find time to think about the given task, to plan it, to look through some sources, if necessary. One page mba essay writing service can take much time. Can you only imagine how much time you should spend to write a chemistry assignment help?ReplyDelete