Friday, January 5, 2024

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - January 5th

This week I'm joining in Book Beginnings on Friday. It's hosted by Rose City Reader.  This is where we post the beginning of the books we are reading or will be reading.  

I'm also joining in for the Friday 56.  

Freda at Freda's Voice started and hosted The Friday 56 for a long, long time. She is taking a break and Anne at My Head if Full of Books has taken on hosting duties in her absence. Please visit Anne's blog and link to your Friday 56 post.

*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.

This is a really addicting suspense that I'm reading this week.   

Book Beginnings

She told me to go.  Threatened me!  And I was scared.  I can't deny that.  My hands were shaking, and I'd backed down immediately.  

From 56% on my e-reader.

"You know, I heard you two talking and well, honestly it scared the wits out of me." 

Synopsis from Goodreads:

“You’re having twins!” Becca runs her hand over my huge pregnant belly. It sends shivers down my spine. There’s something off about her smile. And now she’s living in my home…

When my husband Seth and I bought our perfect home, all I wanted was a chance to start a loving family—the one thing I never had. And all our dreams come true when I get pregnant with twins. But we had no idea financial ruin was just around the corner. Desperate to keep our heads above water, we have no choice but to take in lodgers.

Becca, Jules and Zoe are dream roommates. So why do I feel so uneasy when Seth leaves me alone with them? Maybe it’s because I keep catching Becca and Jules in places they shouldn’t be. And Zoe says she knows my mother—the toxic woman whose influence I still feel every day.

Maybe I’m just imagining things. Perhaps I’m like my mother after all—paranoid and delusional. She’s too sick to look after herself without help. I need to pull it together. I can’t end up like her.

But when I start to see dark shadows moving behind my bedroom door at night, I can’t shake the sickening feeling that someone is watching me.

I start to eavesdrop on their conversations. And what I hear makes my blood run cold. They aren’t who they say they are. And I think I’ve put my unborn babies in deadly danger by inviting these strangers into my home…

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. Sounds dark and chilling! Hope you're enjoying it!

  2. Two quotes about being scared. I bet this book is a real thriller.

    Happy New Year.

  3. This sounds scary! I want to know what it is what they are up to now! I hope you are enjoying The Patient's Daughter, Yvonne. Have a happy weekend!

  4. Oh this sounds super creepy! I hope you're loving it!


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