To participate, excerpt something from the beginning of a book you’re reading (or about to read), share your thoughts if you wish, and then excerpt from p. 56. Link up at our hosts’ blogs and begin the fun!
Today I’ve grabbed a book from next week’s selections—a book that has been languishing on my TBR piles—and it’s bound to be exciting, since it’s a mystery from Fern Michaels’ Sisterhood series: Weekend Warriors.
Blurb: As Nikki and her best friend, Barbara, are walking, a car comes out of nowhere and kills Barbara and her unborn child. Unfortunately, the driver, a Chinese diplomat, isn’t subject to prosecution. Barbara’s mother, the fabulously wealthy Myra Rutledge, who also raised Nikki, goes into a two-year depression, only snapping out of it when she sees television coverage of the mother of another murdered child taking the law into her own hands. Barbara and Myra recruit five female vigilantes, all victims of a legal system that, in their experiences, favored the criminal. The group’s mission: to right the wrongs perpetrated against them and other women. The first woman to be vindicated is the one who was raped by three white-collar bikers while her disabled husband was forced to watch. Mission Impossible meets Lorena Bobbitt in prolific Michaels’ latest, the first of the Sisterhood series. Readers who grow weary of seeing the bad guys get away with their crimes will enjoy seeing what happens when well-funded, very angry women take the law into their own hands.
Prologue – Washington, D. C.
The traffic was horrendous on Massachusetts Avenue, but then it was always horrendous at this time of the day. Rush hour. God, how she hated those words. Especially today.
Sixteen months later
It was dusk when Nikki Quinn stopped her cobalt-blue BMW in front of the massive iron gates of Myra Rutledge’s McLean estate. She pressed the remote control attached to the visor and waited for the lumbering gates to slide open.
Both of these beginnings tell us a bit about the setting, and in the first one, something about the character’s emotional state.
56: Kathryn whirled around. “Someone’s coming. What should I do?”
Okay…now I want to see some snippets from the rest of you, and I hope you’ll pop on in here and share!