Friday, December 26, 2014

Book Beginnings - 12/26/14


*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page.

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This week's book beginnings comes from HUSH HUSH by Laura Lippman.

"The first note appeared on Tess Monaghan's car on a March day that was cranky as a toddler--wet, tired, prone to squalls.  But Tess did not know the note was the first of anything.  There is no first until the second arrives."


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25 comments:

  1. ENJOY your reading weekend, and thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Hi Elizabeth,

    I am a sucker for a good murder / myster, so I have marked this one to read, after I cheated a little and checked out the full synopsis, although I hope that I haven't made a mistake, as I notice that this is book 12 of the Tess Monaghan series and I haven't read any of the earlier stories. Do you know if this one works as a stand alone?

    In fact I have had Laura Lippman on my radar for some while, but you know how it is - so many good books and not enough hours in the day :)

    I hope that you enjoyed a relaxing and peaceful Christmas Day.

    Yvonne

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    1. Her books are good, Yvonne.

      I don't think you need to read them in order, but she does have Tess as her main character.

      Thanks for stopping, Yvonne.

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  3. I love Lippman's books, and this series, too. Hush Hush is on my list! Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine: “CATCH ME”

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    1. I didn't know this was a series, Laurel. The last Laura Lippman book I read was After I'm Gone.

      Thanks for the info and for stopping by, Laurel.

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  4. That's a great beginning -- filled with foreboding. I like the comparison of the weather to a toddler. I haven't read any books by this author, but I will.
    My Friday post features CHORUS LINES, CAVIAR AND CORPSES.

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    1. It is pretty good so far. That is a great comparison. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Sandra.

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  5. How true. Hindsight is always best. Sound like a tension filled story.

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    1. Not too tense yet. :)

      Thanks for stopping, JC Jones.

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    1. It is mysterious.

      Thanks for stopping, Nyze.

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  7. I love this opening. Another new author for me and one I mean to learn more about. Thanks.
    Best wishes for 2015.

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    1. Laura Lippman is a good mystery author.

      I hope you get to read one of her books.

      Thanks for stopping, Sherry.

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  8. I love mysteries set in the present but affected by the past. Ever since I started watching Sherlock Holmes, I've wanted a good mystery! Happy reading :D

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    1. Hi Jahzeiah. Nice to see you stopped by. THANKS.

      I love Sherlock Holmes too.

      ENJOY the rest of your weekend.

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  9. This sounds like a great mystery novel - Thank you for putting it under my radar.

    Benish | Feminist Reflections

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    1. Thanks for stopping, Benish.

      It is a bit confusing, but not bad.

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  10. I love how she describes her car! Haha! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog!

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    1. I thought she was describing the weather. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Laura.

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  11. Oh, fascinating beginning! I want to read more by Laura Lippman. I read and loved her novel I'd Know You Anywhere.

    -Lauren

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    1. I read and enjoyed that book too. This book is a bit confusing, but still good.

      Thanks for stopping by, Shooting Stars Mag.

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    1. It isn't a bad read.

      Thanks for stopping, Sheila.

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