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 buzzing of my telephone is like the scuttling of a cockroach under the bed. No real danger, yet still I am terrified."
"They are not my parents," I say unconvincingly."
This week I am sharing a bit of a book that I haven't actually started yet (but am just about to). I will be taking part in a blog tour for this next Thursday! I relate so very much to that opening sentence (although probably for slightly different reasons). I have anxiety and for some reason part of that anxiety has decided phone calls are dangerous and so the phone ringing is terrifying!! And I love that 56 because from the little I know of the plot so far - it seems very much the point.
My Sister tells the story of Irini, who was given away by her parents at the age of three, whilst her volatile, destructive sister was kept within the family. Twenty years later Irini receives a phone call from her estranged sister to say that their mother has died, compelling her to return for the first time to the family home, and to uncover the shocking truth that has defined both their lives.