Friday, September 3, 2021

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - September 3rd

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 will be starting this one next.

First Chapter

Laurel always did like to pretend she knew best.

"Something's not right with this girl," the slender sealpoint sniffed, her chocolate brown nose quivering over the new client's glitter-flecked sneakers.  Keds high-tops that still smelled of glue, they provided the only touch of light in the visitor's otherwise all-black outfit.  "She's trouble.  I can tell."

From 56% on my Kindle...

Becca's theory petered out under the big man's skeptical gaze.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The new novel in Clea Simon’s spellbinding Witch Cats of Cambridge series! When two new clients seek Becca’s professional services, the fledgling witch detective is overjoyed. Finally, she can use her skills to help her magical community. But as the young witch finds the new cases intertwining, things grow more complicated. Becca’s three cats – the ones with the real power – can smell something is wrong with these clients. But not even Clara, the calico, knows what to do when a man ends up dead and a powerful and poisonous root appears – and disappears – in the case. To make matters worse, Clara and her littermates are feuding – and she can’t tell them about an unsettling interaction she’s had with one of the client’s sisters. Is it possible that some humans may have the same powers as the magical felines? What does that mean for Clara’s beloved Becca – and for the potent poison that has already taken one person’s life? In this second Witch Cats of Cambridge mystery, Clara and her sisters must learn to work together if they are to save the person they all love. 

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. Ooh I love getting the perspective of the cat. They do always know a lot! I also like the title, an 'Incantation' is a nice group name for cats. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  2. I do enjoy a good mystery. I am currently reading Beyond the Tides by Liz Johnson. Happy Friday!

  3. I like the beginning. Enjoy your current read!

  4. Sounds like a great read! Happy weekend!

  5. This sounds cute! I'm iffy on talking animals but if animal would talk it'd be a Siamese. They practically do on their own as it is!


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