Friday, February 12, 2016

Book Beginnings - 2/12/16


*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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My book beginnings is taken from THE PASSENGER by Lisa Lutz.



"When I found my husband at the bottom of the stairs, I tried to resuscitate him before I ever considered disposing of the body.  I pumped his barrel chest and blew into his purple lips.  It was the first time in years that our lips had touched and I didn't recoil."
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I finished this book last week. 

It was a lovely read.

My review will be on my blog and other sites on April 5.

THE RAILWAYMAN'S WIFE by Ashley Hay


 

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31 comments:

  1. Happy Friday and Happy Reading!!

    I hope you read a good book this week.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. The Lutz book seems to be everywhere these days. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. It seems to be pretty good.

      The beginning sentences definitely are intriguing.

      Thanks for stopping, Kay.

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  3. I have the Passenger from NetGalley and need to read it soon! It looks like a good one!!

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    1. It is good so far, Lori Bree. I am on Page 40 or so.

      Thanks for stopping. I hope you like the book when you start it.

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  4. I've seen this book around and plan to read it. The opening makes me curious about their relationship, and I'd love to know more about what led up to that moment.
    My Friday post features THE HURRICANE SISTERS.

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    1. It is a fantastic beginning. :)

      A beginning that makes you curious.

      Thanks for stopping, Sandra.

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  5. I can't wait to read The Passenger...it is coming up near the top of my list.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. It seems like a good "who done it" for us. :)

    Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  7. Oh, what a gripping beginning. I've been tempted to try to get this from NetGalley, but I really need to get through what I've already added. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. I always forget about my downloaded books. I have to write notes to myself. LOL!!

      The time runs out too.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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  8. I saw that book on NetGalley but didn't know what it was about! After reading those sentences I definitely want to pick it up!

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    1. It is pretty good so far. Haven't gotten to read too much more.

      Thanks for Danica.

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  9. WoW, what a beginning! I got this one from NetGalley, but haven't read it yet. I'm looking forward to it even more now! Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. It is a great beginning.

      Thanks for stopping, Kim.

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  10. I like the beginning - makes me want to read more to find out what kind of bad relationship they had or what caused the relationship to go bad and what she decided to do about the body at the bottom of the stairs - thanks for visiting my Friday meme

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    1. It would be interesting to know the "why."

      She does something that we wouldn't think of.

      Thanks for stopping, Maria.

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  11. Powerful beginning. Lured me right in!

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    1. It is a very big lure.

      Thanks for stopping, fredamans.

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  12. That BB makes me anxious. I'd definitely keep going. So glad you enjoyed this!

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    1. What she does after finding the body makes me anxious. :)

      Thanks for stopping, guiltless reader.

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  13. Hi Elizabeth,

    I already have 'The Passenger' on my 'Want To Read' list, so those opening lines have only made me more determined to read it sooner rather than later!

    Especially as these words also appeared in the synopsis ...

    "In case you were wondering, I didn’t do it. I didn’t have anything to do with Frank’s death. I don’t have an alibi, so you’ll have to take my word for it..."

    ...So do I believe her, or not?

    Thanks for sharing and I hope that you enjoy.

    Have a good weekend :)

    Yvonne.

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    1. I do not know whether to believe her or not.

      You always have the best comments, Yvonne.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  14. Intriguing is definitely the word.

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    1. Perfect word.

      Thanks for stopping, Bev.

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  15. I'm reading The Passenger right now. Enjoying it. I have the ebook of The Railway Man's Wife and plan to read it though it's on the Kindle :)

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    1. I need to make some time this weekend to keep reading The Passenger. It is good.

      I enjoyed The Railwayman's Wife.

      A beautiful read.

      Thanks for stopping, Harvee Lau.

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  16. I love that opening I'll have to add it to my tbr. :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings) and my current giveaway.

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    1. I have a few pages to go.

      Very good mystery and thriller.

      Thanks for stopping, Lauren.

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  17. Interesting opening! I'd definitely read on. I'm glad you enjoyed it x

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    1. I am enjoying the book.

      Thanks for stopping, Amy.

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