Thursday, October 31, 2013

Book Beginnings, November 1, 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.

My Book Beginning this week is from Sleep With the Lights On by Maggie Shayne.  Here is the Beginning:

Sleep With the Lights On (Brown and De Luca #1)"He watched the body sink in slow motion through the murky green water.  Tears blurred his eyes, obstructing his view, but he wiped them away,"  From the Prologue

"If the bullshit I wrote was true, I wouldn't have been standing in the middle of a beehive where all the bees were cops - not one worker bee in the hive, either - trying to get someone interested in finding out what had happened to my brother."   From Chapter One

The Prologue was so creepy I wondered if I could stand to read the book; then I got hooked and could not put it down.  It is a paranormal mystery/romance and the start to a new series featuring Rachel de Luca and Mason Brown.  After I finished reading Sleep With the Lights On I immediately went to NetGalley to get Wake To Darkness the next book in the series.  (I love being pre-approved by Harlequin)

Here is what Goodreads says: 

Through the eyes of a killer

Rachel de Luca has found incredible success writing self-help books. But her own blindness and the fact that her troubled brother has gone missing have convinced her that positive thinking is nothing but bull. Her cynicism wavers when a cornea transplant restores her sight. The new eyes seem to give her new life, until they prove too good to be true and she starts seeing terrifying visions of brutal murders crimes she soon learns are all too real.

Detective Mason Brown's own brother recently died, leaving behind a horrific secret. In atonement, Mason donated his brother's organs, though he's kept the fact quiet. Now he wants to help Rachel find her brother, but when he discovers the shocking connection between her visions and his own brother, he suddenly has to do everything in his power to save her from a predator who is somehow still hunting from beyond the grave



Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, this does sound like a page-turner. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy.


Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm glad you posted the book's synopsis, because when I read the openings, the book sounded too scary for me to read. However, now I'm fascinated by the effect the corneal transplant has had on Rachel. I'll read this one.
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Anonymous said...

I'm not a paranormal fan either but I can see how the opening lines got you hooked. Funny, isn't it, how sometimes all we have to do is pick up a book and get started, even if we don't think we might like it. Hah. Hope you still like the book as much after you're don reading! :)

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Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Too scary! I don't think I would like it, even if it did get me sucked in. In fact, I would be afraid it would!

Thanks for playing along on Book Beginnings!

Elizabeth said...

Pretty scary for me.

Not sure I will read it.

THANKS for sharing.

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