Today, Freda won’t be posting a 56, due to a family emergency. However, I have decided to excerpt p. 56 anyway. Want to join in? Then grab a book you’re reading (or about to read); share the opening lines and your reaction to them, if you like. Then turn to page 56 and excerpt something from that page. Link up your Book Beginnings with our host!
Today I’ve grabbed a book from next week’s stack: Watch Me Die, by Erica Spindler.
Before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, stained-glass restoration artist Mira Gallier had it all: a thriving business doing work she loved and an idyllic marriage to the perfect man. But the devastating storm stole her beloved husband – his body swept away by floodwaters, never to be found.
Now, after years of pain and turmoil, it looks as if Mira is finally on the verge of peace and emotional stability. But her life, like the magnificent windows blown to bits by Hurricane Katrina, is about to be shattered once again. And this time, it’s not a killer storm she faces, but a psychopath who will stop at nothing until he possesses her, body and soul…
New Orleans, Louisiana
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
He had been alone so long. Among the living but not of them.
Mary had come back for him. They’d been together all those many years ago, separated by his father’s will and the whole screwed-up, broken-down world.
Wow! I like how the author titillates us with promises of a great backstory and something very suspenseful that is driving this character.
Page 56: “That he is.” Malone cocked his head. “Ironic that he spends twenty-four/seven warning people to repent and be saved, but he’s so friggin’ scary most folks would choose hell over a minute in heaven with him.”
Now that one gave me a great insight into one of the characters.
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