Friday, August 19, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - August 19th

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

This one is on my list to read.  Looks good.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter

Oh no. No, no, no." Rocky Hebert smelled death, the stench hitting him ard as he approached the doctor's kitchen door.  He was no stranger to the smell of a decaying body, having encountered it multiple times during his career. But this was different.

From 56% on my e-reader...

"I'm not stupid," Nancy snapped.  "Say your piece, then leave. I've got things to do."

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Discover New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Rose's brand-new series set in the sultry, crime-ridden city of New Orleans and featuring a tough team of high-end private investigators who are after justice--no matter what they have to do to get it.

There are good cops. And there are bad cops. The question is...who wins?

After completing her tours with the Marines in Iraq, Molly Sutton knew she could take down any bad guy she met. But when her law enforcement agency in North Carolina turned against her, she joined up with her former CO Burke Broussard, who left New Orleans PD to set up a private investigative service for people who couldn't find justice elsewhere.

Gabe Hebert saw the toll that working for the NOPD took on his dad and decided instead to make a name for himself as one of the best young chefs in the French Quarter. But when his father's death is ruled a suicide after a deliberately botched investigation by his former captain, Gabe knows his dad stumbled onto a truth that someone wants silenced.

Gabe goes to his father's best friend, Burke, for help. Burke assigns the toughest member of his team, Molly, to the case. Molly can't believe she's being asked to work with the smoking hot chef whose chocolate cake is not the only thing that makes her mouth water. Sparks fly as they follow the leads Gabe's dad left them, unraveling a web of crimes, corruption, and murder that runs all the way to the top.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. I am on the Blog Tour for this book and have just finished it. I loved it!

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  2. I think I'm in the mood for a mystery. Is this one a good one? Any suggestions for this non-mystery reader?

    1. For me, I mostly love cozy mysteries. The only problem is that most of them are a series and I always recommend starting with the first on. I haven't started this one yet, but it's not a cozy so I'm not sure I will like it. It's also kind of long. I think it's 600 pages, which is longer than what I normally read.

  3. Sounds a little gruesome. I hope you enjoy it! Have a great weekend.

  4. I do love books set in my home state! I'd give that one a read.

    Come see my Friday bookish fun!

  5. Sounds like a page turner! Happy weekend!

  6. I love a good romantic suspense and this one sounds fantastic!


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