Friday, June 29, 2012

Book Beginnings, Friday 56 and A Giveaway - Gone Missing by Linda Castillo

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. To play along, please do the following:

  • Share the first line (or two or three ) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. 
  • Make sure to share the name of the book and the author so we know what you're reading. 
  • Feel free to share your first impressions with us based on the first line. 
  • Link your post at Rose City Reader, or if you don't have a blog, leave it in the comments below.

My choice this week for Book Beginnings and Friday 56 is Gone Missing (Kate Burkholder, Book 4) by Linda Castillo:

Becca had always known her life would end in tragedy.  As a child, she couldn't speak to her certainty of her fate or explain how she could forsee such a thing.  She believed in providence, and it came as no surprise when she realized she would also die young. 

My Thoughts:  You always know the mystery is going to be good when it begins with the beginning that one of the characters knows she's going to have a tragic end at a young age.

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda at Freda's Voice. To play along:

  • Grab the book closest to you, any book will do.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Choose the fifth (5th) sentence, or a few more (just don't spoil it too much).
  • Post it on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, post it in the comments below.
  • Link your post to Freda's Voice.

My Friday 56 is also from Gone Missing:

"When did you become worried?"
She looks at her husband, as if the answer is too much for her to bear, and he answers for her.  "We began to when she didn't make it home in time for the before-meal prayer," he says.

My Thoughts:  The mystery is afoot!  

So what are you Friday Book Beginnings and Friday 56? Please play along and if you decide to follow my blog, let me know in the comments and I'll return the favor.


  1. From The Last Woman He'd Ever Date by Liz Fielding:

    1st line: The future of the Cranbrook Park has been the subject of intense speculation this after a move by HMRC to recover unpaid taxes sparked concern amongst the estate's creditors.


    You know it never turns out the way the buyer wants it to turn out in the end. :)


  2. I wonder how she knows she will die young. That would be a horrible realization to come to, I think.

    Here's my Book Beginnings.

  3. That must be a terrible feeling, but it definitely builds suspense! And I quite like the cover, gorgeous sky even though its probably fake! Thanks for sharing!
    My FF
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  4. That is a great start to a book! Most definitely will keep me interested. Thanks!

  5. Now I want to find out what they're talking about! From her side it sounds ominous.