Friday, October 9, 2015

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #4

Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. Every Friday we share the first sentence (or so) of the book we’re currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

My Book Beginning (I'm actually doing this book via audio):  

Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder, #1)

By Linda Castillo 


She hadn’t believed in monsters since she was six years old, back when her mom would check the closet and look beneath her bed at night.  But at the age of twenty-one, bound and brutalized and lying naked on a concrete floor that was as cold as lake ice, she believed.

Clearly we are hearing the thoughts of a female victim and things are definitely going to get bloody soon.  I like the beginning so far and look forward to seeing what comes next.  

What do you think?  Don't forget to leave your book beginning below and to link-up at Rose City Reader.  


Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice on every Friday.

To Play along here are the Rules:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your post below. 
*Don’t forget to add your post URL (not your blog url) at Freda’s Voice.  
*It's that simple.

My Friday 56 (Also from Sworn to Silence):

I hit end and stand there for a moment looking down at my phone.  I know it’s selfish but I don’t want to go back in that classroom and break the news to Ezra and Bonnie Augspurger. 
“It’s her,” I say to Glock.
“Damn.” He looks around, then back to me. “You want me to go back in with you?”

About Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder, #1) by Linda Castillo

Some secrets are too terrible to reveal. Some crimes are too unspeakable to solve. . . .

In Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and "English" residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. A young Amish girl named Kate Burkholder survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer . . . but ultimately decided to leave her community.

A wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as chief of police. Her Amish roots and big-city law enforcement background make her the perfect candidate. She's certain she's come to terms with her past--until the first body is discovered in a snowy field.

Kate vows to stop the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she must betray both her family and her Amish past--and expose a dark secret that could destroy her.

Don't forget to post your meme's and link up at both host locations.  

Have a great Friday! 



  1. Oh, this one is definitely grabbing me...I love books about dark secrets that involve the family. Enjoy. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE LIARS’ CLUB”

  2. Looks like the book has a lot of tension. Great choice.

  3. Sounds like a gripping read!!
    I added you to the Linky! Happy weekend!

  4. Clearly life as a way of changing and not always for the good.

  5. Sounds quite scary.

    Great for Halloween month.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  6. Serial killer books are usually too scary for me! This one sounds like it would be too.

    Thanks for participating in BBOF! I don't often get around to everyone to leave a comment, but I am always happy when you share your book beginning!

  7. I've seen this series and this author at the library - I've been thinking of picking them up! Thanks for sharing!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).