My Friday Post: Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer

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Every Friday Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Gillion at Rose City Reader where you can share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

I know I shouldn’t start another book just yet as I’m in the middle of three but this morning I couldn’t resist dipping into Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer. It looks so good.


It begins:

Dying is not as easy as it looks in the movies.

In the movies, a car skids on ice. It slews across the road, it teeters on the edge of the cliff.

It drops; it tumbles; the doors come off; it crumples and arcs, crumples and arcs – and finally stops at a tree, wheels up like a smoking turtle.

Also every Friday there is The Friday 56, hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice.

30879-friday2b56These are the rules:

  1. Grab a book, any book.
  2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
  3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
  4. Post it.
  5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda’s most recent Friday 56 post.

Page 56:

I snap out of the cloud and get a bit frantic, which is difficult to do when you can’t move or make a sound. I try to open my eyes. No lying doggo now! But they won’t open.

Description (Goodreads):

Life is strange for Patrick Fort; being a medical student with Asperger’s Syndrome doesn’t come without its challenges–and that’s before he is faced with solving a possible murder. Because the body Patrick is examining in anatomy class is trying to tell him all kinds of things. And now he must stay out of danger long enough to unravel the mystery–while he dissects his own evidence.


I don’t see how I can stop reading this!

What about you? Would you stop? Have you read it – or are you planning to read it?

22 thoughts on “My Friday Post: Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer

  1. I do like Belinda Bauer’s work, Margaret. She does psychological suspense so well, in my opinion. I hope you’ll enjoy this one!

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    1. Thanks, Laurel-Rain Snow. The header is the view from my window as I write my blog – I was lucky I had my camera handy when the pied wagtail arrived one morning.


  2. Yes, I’d definitely keep reading. In fact, I need to check and see if I have any of this author’s books. I might. Otherwise, I need to check the library’s website. LOL

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