Friday, 16 September 2016

Friday Reads 16th September 2016

Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share a sentence or so from the first page and the 56th page of the book you are currently reading! 

The Unseeing
I have just started reading The Unseeing and already I have high hopes for it. I had considered saving it for closer to Halloween but it's just really been calling to me. I love the tagline "A good lie always comes back to haunt you" and the plot has a lot of promise!

Book Beginning:
"Through her left eye she could see nothing now. Through her right, Hannah could make out the flame of one candle that still burned, guttering and shivering low in its puddle of wax. It was only the candlelight that convinced her she was still alive. The fire was dying in the grate and the coldness of the flagstones had seeped into her bones, leaving her as icy and insubstantial as the snow that fell outside."

Friday 56:
""And you saw James Greenacre at the lodging house on Christmas Day, the day following the murder. Did he give nothing away?" Edmund did not say it, but it occurred to him that Greenacre must have come to Christmas dinner straight from chopping up the body. He had a horrible vision of him carving the roast."
Hannah is the name of the murdered character so I know that the book beginning must be her last moments. I think the beginning does an excellent job of creating an atmosphere and of making me care about a character that I already know is dead - I still somehow want her to survive! And the Friday 56 is, I think, part of an interrogation, I really like the mixture of the prosaic and the gruesome. I think this will definitely be a novel I will enjoy and I am interested to see how much the author plays on our perception of the main character - is she guilty or isn't she??! 

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading 

30 comments:

  1. That is a good tagline! And that beginning is quite chilling and really sets a tone. This looks like agreat spooky read, hope you enjoy it. :)

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    1. Hopefully! It definitely looks compelling!

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  2. Sounds great. The 56 is creepy. Here's my Friday find.

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  3. Too chilling and gruesome picture for me. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Friday!

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    1. I am hoping it isn't too gruesome! But it does look chilling!

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  4. Enjoy the book! It sounds like a good one.

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  5. I knew it was bad from the first page and I'm like you, don't know why, but I want her to be okay. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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    1. I somehow doubt she will make it! But we can hope right?

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  6. Sounds like a good one. My pick this week is Stalking Ground by Margaret Mizushima - newly released mystery. Happy reading!

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  7. I like that tag! And your 56 has me thinking I'd like this mystery.

    My Friday 56 from Bloodmark

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    1. I haven't made it to the 56 yet but I think the same - the tone sounds like something I would like!

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  8. Sounds like a good curl-up-and-read story. Enjoy!

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  9. Oh, yes, this one sounds very tempting! Enjoy...and thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  10. You have me piqued! Happy weekend!

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  11. Well this looks fantastic. One more to add to my tbr pile I guess.
    My Friday 56!
    Happy reading! :)

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    1. I definitely recommend it! It was a great read!

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  12. What a cracking start! Definitely sets the mood.

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    1. I love books that start well and this one definitely follows through on the promise of that beginning!

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  13. I'm so excited for all the Halloween reads, I'm even considering starting a little early, so I don't blame you at all. Hope you enjoy!

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    1. I have so many Halloween books lined up but they're so tempting I know I'll be reading most of them early!

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  14. Sounds like my kind of read. Hope you enjoy it. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. It was a great read, I really enjoyed it! Hope you had a great weekend too!

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  15. Right - I'm definitely adding this one to my tbr!

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