Friday, December 20, 2013

Book Beginnings/Friday 56

"Technically speaking, I guess you could say I killed Robert Morgan, but I did it only because he insisted on it, and because death had clearly already gotten its mealy hands on him, and because I knew the very act of asking must have made him madder than hell."

"I was used to plenty of people staring at me, but no one had ever paid such deliberate attention to me before. My father saw me only through the haze of his evening beers. Serena Jane mostly ignored me. Brenda Dyerson, busy with a hundred things in her falling-down house, kept me pinned firmly in her peripheral vision, along with Amelia, who was always so close to me that we could touch hands without blinking but who never said a word, just smiled from time to time, offering me her broken toys when she was done playing with them.fredasvoice


  1. That's quite an intriguing beginning, never heard of this book before. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and Merry Christmas!

  2. That cover grabbed me, as did the book's opening. Your Friday56 excerpt made me want to get to know this character better. Sounds like a story I'd enjoy.
    My Book Beginnings/Friday 56 post features MAGGIE'S TURN.

  3. I loved this book!
    I added you to the Linky.

    Happy weekend & happy holidays!


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