- 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 The Other Family by Wendy Corsi Staub. The excerpts shared are from a large print edition borrowed from the library.
The Howell family moves into 104 Glover Street in Brooklyn on the Friday before Labor Day.
Page 56: Heather turns to Nora and Keith. "Really, I'm so sorry about Lennon. He went through a bad breakup over the summer. He's always been a little dark, but now he's..."
My thoughts: A new neighborhood, a home with a sinister history, and an odd neighbor--these characteristics are sure to deliver a compelling domestic suspense story.
The watcher sees who you are...and knows what you did.
It's the perfect home for the perfect family: pretty Nora Howell, her handsome husband, their two teenage daughters, and lovable dog. As California transplants making a fresh start in Brooklyn, they expected to live in a shoebox, but the brownstone has a huge kitchen, lots of light, and a backyard. The catch: its previous residents were victims of a grisly triple homicide that remains unsolved.
Soon, peculiar things begin happening. The pug is nosing around like a bloodhound. Nora unearths a long-hidden rusty box in the flowerbed. Oldest daughter Stacey, obsessed with the family murdered in their house, pokes into the bloody past and becomes convinced that a stranger is watching the house. Watching them.
She's right. But one of the Howells will recognize his face. Because one of them has a secret that will blindside the others with a truth that lies shockingly close to home--and to this one's terrifying history.
Sounds like a book with a lot of potential.ReplyDelete
My book is Firekeeper's Daughter
Definitely would like to read that one!! Enjoy!😁ReplyDelete
The opening doesn't grab me, but I want to know how the sentence in the 56 is going to end.ReplyDelete
Great excerpts. I have had my eye on this one, as I enjoy the author. Maybe I need to download it now! Here's mine:”THE SHADOW WIFE”ReplyDelete
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I really want to read this one! Sounds right up my alley! Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
That cover is very atmospheric. :)ReplyDelete
This sounds good! I've enjoyed the books I've read by this author and this one looks interesting. The present tense writing style always takes me a bit to get used to but I always do.ReplyDelete
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