Thursday, August 8, 2013

Book Beginnings on Friday August 9, 2013

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

The Haunting of Maddy ClareThis week my Book Beginning is from The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James.  I won a copy from Dear Author.  They had a contest featuring the RITA Finalist for the Best First Book Award.  You could leave a comment and choose which book you would like to read.  I had read several of the finalist and I choose The Haunting of Maddy Clare (one I had not read).  I was the winner of the contest and The Haunting of Maddy Clare won Best First Book.  So I am featuring a double winner this week.

Here is the book beginning:

"The day I met Mr. Gellis, I had been walking in the rain.  

In the morning, unable to face another day alone in my flat, I wandered through the bustle of Piccadilly, the collar of my thin coat pulled high on my neck."

I just started the book (I am on page 35)  and I have already been thrown a curve.  I like books that are not predictable and The Haunting of Maddy Clare appears to be just that.


  1. I may have added this book on GoodReads, the cover and premise sounds familiar. Anyways, thanks for sharing the opening! Glad to hear you're enjoying it so far :)

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  2. I hope the character is not depressed.

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  3. This does sound like an enticing book...I like the opening.



  4. The premise definitely sounds interesting! I love movies with hauntings in them, but I don't think I've ever read a book about one! Thanks for sharing, I hope you have a great weekend!
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  5. Georgeous, atmospheric cover and an opening that makes me want to read on. Hope you enjoy it.

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  6. I like that beginning!

    Off topic: You won The Life List last week, but Mary B-B still needs your mailing address. Did you get her email? I worry that I got your email wrong or hers is going into your junk folder or something. Please email her at mbisbee.beek at gmail dot com and give her your mailing address.


  7. I love the sound of this one and have added it to my wishlist. Happy Reading :)64GMemer

  8. Thanks for following my book blog and for your lovely comments.I am now a new follower of your blog.

    I love your cats :)


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