Friday, May 27, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - May 27th

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 just started this one.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter

My childhood home had faded in the harsh Arizona sun and now showed its age - rather like me.  I'd never dreamed of living here again after thirty years of traveling the world.

From 56% on my Kindle...

Thoughts of lunch made my stomach rumble, but I wasn't about to leave my post.  

Synopsis from Goodreads:

She’s pursued the most dangerous news stories around the world. But can she survive going home?

Injured in a bombing, war correspondent Kate Tessler returns to her hometown in Arizona to recover. For the first time in her life, she's starting to feel her age of nearly fifty despite living like a teenager again: staying in her childhood bedroom with only a cat for company, trying to understand why her sister resents her so much, and running into people who still refer to her as Kitty. The hardest part? Seeing her once-sharp and witty mother stuck in an Alzheimer's unit.

When an old friend asks her to investigate suspicious deaths at the nursing home, Kate limps into action. Is a self-appointed "Angel of Mercy" killing patients to end their suffering? Are family members hastening their inheritance? Is an employee extorting money and removing the witnesses? Kate uses her journalism skills to track clues, but the puzzle pieces simply won’t fit.

If Kate can't uncover the truth quickly, her mother could be next on the killer's list.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. I will be interested to see what you think of this one. I've been hearing about it several places.

  2. I returned to my home city after 10 years abroad so I can completely empathize with that opening! I don't know how it would have been if I had moved back into my childhood home xD I hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy your books :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  3. You sold me when I read there is a cat in it. :)

  4. Sounds like a good book!

    Have a great weekend.

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  5. I'm curious for more! :-) Happy weekend!

  6. Great opening sentence! The first sentence of the synopsis is darn good too!

  7. This sounds interesting! I hope you're enjoying it.


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