Friday, September 9, 2016

Book Beginning & #Friday 56 - #49

Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion at 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:  

Her Best Friend’s Keeper (Findley Creek, Book 1) by Calle J. Brookes

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light – Helen Keller

Chapter 1:

The desk had been his father’s.  The position, as well.  Elliot Marshall Jr. never thought he’d do more than share a name with the greatest man he’d ever known.
My Thoughts:  I’ve been reading Ms. Brookes “Pavad” series about FBI agents for a little over a year and this is the first book in a spin off series tied to one of the agents. This is supposed to be about the smaller, less well known, law enforcement agency in Texas known as the Texas State Police.  I can’t wait to dive into it. 

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 at 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 56 (Also from Her Best Friend’s Keeper – about 56% on Kindle) 

     When someone pounded on the chief of the TSP’s door at six in the morning something was going on that wasn’t going to be all that good.  He refused to let fear take hold, but he wasn’t an idiot.  Whoever was at the door was about to deliver bad news. 

My Thoughts:  I don’t think anyone knocking on anyone’s door when they are not expected at 6am is going to be good news.  Not sure what exactly is going on at this point in the story but it sounds as if something serious is definitely going on.

So what do you think?  Would you want to read this book? Don’t forget to leave your link below and link up at Freda’s Voice

About My Best Friend’s Keeper by Calle J. Brookes

Ten years. Three months. Sixteen days. That was how long it had been since Gabby Kendall had felt safe. As a teenager, she’d witnessed the execution of four members of the Marshall family and been powerless to help. The case had remained unsolved—the killers were still out there.

And they knew who Gabby was. Where she lived. Who her friends were. They knew everything about her.

Elliot Marshall, Jr had never intended to take the position with the Finley Creek Texas State Police that his father had once filled. Sitting at the same desk his father had before he’d been killed brought it all rushing back.

Not just for Elliot.

For Gabby. For Gabby’s new best friend—a woman who’d known his family long ago, too. For the killers. He’d keep his late sister’s best friend out of harm’s way—no matter what the cost.

Gabby would gladly take his protection—but what would she do if the price of her safety was the woman who’d become her new best friend?

Or Elliot?

She couldn’t lose someone she loved like that ever again… 

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

Have a great Friday! 


  1. I LOVE that Helen Keller quote!! Happy weekend!

  2. I'm curious about Elliott Marshall, Jr. and the TSP. Books set in Texas definitely appeal to me!
    My Friday post features CHESTNUT STREET by Maeve Binchy.

  3. This sounds like an excellent thriller. I'm adding it to my wishlist. This week I am spotlighting Project Elfhome by Wen Spencer - a linked short story collection. Happy reading!

  4. I really like the sound of this one. I need to check out the author's other books too.

    My Friday 56 from Doggone It

  5. Very interesting choice of quote Helen Keller quote to go with those snippets.

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

  6. I can just feel the suspense in my stomach at what the bad news at 6 in the morning is going to be. Thanks for sharing.