Friday, January 19, 2024

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

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 week I'm reading this one and it's good so far.

Book Beginnings

Most people think the worst when they spot a shadowy figure lurking outside in the middle of the night.  But there's often a perfectly reasonable explanation.  

From 56% on my e-reader.

Pepper trees lined the driveway and led to a sprawling Tuscan style estate, all lit up and ready for a police search.  

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Corrie Locke may not be the best rookie lawyer in town, but when it comes to catching a killer, let’s just say, she’s got enough skills to bring a band of shifty-eyed suspects to their knees.

When the wealthy matriarch of the dysfunctional Means family dies in her sleep, Corrie’s hired to prove the death was anything but peaceful. Problem is, the only evidence she has to go on is a half-baked psychic vision that the matriarch was murdered. To put the matter to rest, Corrie sets her sights on proving the psychic's a fraud. After all, everyone knows psychics are crack-pots. But what should be a simple investigation morphs into something deadly.

The deeper Corrie digs, the more bizarre truths are revealed. Tempers rise as she trails a cunning killer who will do whatever it takes to shut the investigation down before the real truth comes to light. It's up to Corrie to catch a killer… who's about to strike again.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. I've got two books from the series, and I need to get them read at some point. These teasers definitely make them sound good.

  2. I wasn't expecting that the house was all lit up ready for the police. Good hook.

  3. It's interesting that the only evidence is a psychic vision. I wonder how this story will play out.

  4. Sounds like a good one! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Sounds interesting. Have a wonderful weekend 😊

  6. I like that opening. I admit I would probably think the worst in a situation like that. I haven't tried this series, but it sounds good. I hope you have a great weekend, Yvonne!

  7. That's a great beginning. Pulls me right in! :)

  8. I wouldn't mind seeing how you try to prove one way or another with a psychic.

  9. Eye catching cover and this looks like an interesting read!


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