Friday, September 25, 2020

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - September 25th

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

It's that simple.

I'm also joining in Book Beginnings on Friday. It's hosted by Rose City Reader.

I'm about to start reading this one.   The excerpts are from the E-ARC.


"I'm late," Naomi muttered.  She turned right out of the trailer park and heard a faint grinding coming from the white van.  She wondered about the health of the wheel bearings, if the suspension needed repair.  Before Abe died, he kept the family's vehicles in top condition.

From 56% on my Kindle...

Could it have been:  How life flips like a tossed coin?  How we have so little control over our destinies?  How different our lives would be today if we hadn't been torn apart all those years ago?

Synopsis from Goodreads

Her pulse pounded in her ears as she scanned the house. Her eyes traveled over the porch where three empty chairs lazily rocked in the breeze, surrounded by scattered children’s toys. In the yard, there were mounds of earth. Graves. Only big enough for children… 

When Detective Clara Jefferies is called to a family ranch just outside of Alber, Utah, she’s horrified to find two innocent young children murdered alongside their mothers. But she arrives at the scene quickly enough to rush their father, Jacob Johansson, to hospital where he begins fighting for his life, and to save his two-month-old son Jeremy, left untouched in his crib. 

As Clara begins to investigate, nothing she finds out makes sense. Though she uncovers photos of one of Jacob’s wives in his best friend’s trailer, her flower necklace underneath his bed, there are rumors that she was in love with a different man altogether. And as the close-knit community comes together to support Jacob, Clara’s own family shut her out of the investigation… 

But Clara won’t give up. With the killer still at large, baby Jeremy is at risk, and every moment her family are helping Jacob they are also in danger. To earn her family’s trust, Clara finally has to face the past, but can she do it before it’s too late?

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. Ah, yes, those what if questions of life. And a mystery, too. Sounds like a good one. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE BOOK OF TWO WAYS”

  2. that quote makes me curious of this series in general. would always like a good crime fiction.

  3. Have to wonder how and why he died.... sounds great lol love the mystery to it I mean, not that he died... Have a lovely weekend. Here's my Friday post.

  4. So creepy and I'm already a bit hooked just reading that blurb!

  5. Sounds like a good read, thought-provoking! Happy weekend!

  6. "One of Jacob's wives"? That got my attention!

  7. Good review, but not my style of book.

  8. Clara sounds like an interesting character. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!


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