Friday, December 17, 2021

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - December 17th

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 hoping to read this one soon.

First Chapter

Toothpicks.  What I needed was toothpicks. To prop open my eyes.

From 56% on my Kindle...

"Word travels," she said.  "So let's begin.  You have many things to tell me."

Synopsis from Amazon:

She went looking for buried treasure. What she found was far more sinister.

Discover your new favorite amateur sleuth!

Wendy Grace has just retired after thirty years of teaching grade school. She and her second husband, James, have moved to the tiny town of Wandering Cove on the idyllic Oregon coast and are looking forward to filling the second half of their lives with new adventures. But Wendy did not expect that those new adventures would include murder!

On a seemingly bucolic Saturday afternoon, Wendy heads out with a local metal detector and shipwreck historian to try her hand at metal detecting on the beach right by her new home. As the historian regales Wendy with stories of the local shipwreck and its legendary lost treasure, Wendy is prepared to find the ubiquitous bottle caps, dropped coins, and maybe a lost bit of jewelry. What she ultimately discovers, however, is far more sinister. 

While working on the challenge of identifying the victim, Wendy quickly digs up more long-buried secrets than anyone expected.

X Marks the Murder is the first in the new Wendy Grace mysteries series. Readers who love the stories of MC Beaton, Elin Hilderbrand, TE Kinsey, Louise Penny, and Ann Cleeves will love Wendy Grace.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. Sounds like the main character needs sleep from the opening. I can definitely relate.

  2. The image of toothpicks in eyes, even just to keep them open, has terrified me since I first saw it in a cartoon xD I love a mystery protagonist that's a little older, they're much more likely to be able to read people and figure out secrets! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  3. I might have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I can relate to that beginning! Happy weekend!

  5. Sounds intriguing!

  6. I'm a big fan of looking for buried treasure and a shipwreck historian! This sounds like an interesting read!


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