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. You can also share from a book you want to highlight just because it caught your fancy.
This week I’m featuring The Couple at No. 9 by Claire Douglas. I’ve read three of Claire Douglas’s books before and loved each one, so I have high hopes for this one. They are dramatic, tense, and full of atmosphere and suspense.
The Book Begins:
I’m in the front garden pulling at weeds that spill out from the borders of the driveway, like gigantic spiders, when I hear yells. Deep and gutteral.
Also every Friday there is The Friday 56, hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader . If you have to improvise, that is okay. *Find a snippet, short and sweet, but no spoilers!
These are the rules:
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader. If you have to improvise, that is okay.
- Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
- Post it.
- Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda’s most recent Friday 56 post.
Lorna had envisaged the day she’d become a grandmother. She knew she wouldn’t be old, because she’d been such a young mother. But she’d expected to be older than forty-sodding-one. What will Alberto think?
When Saffron Cutler and boyfriend Tom move into 9 Skelton Place, they didn’t expect to find this.
Two bodies, buried under the patio over thirty years ago.
When the police launch a murder investigation, they ask to speak to the cottage’s former owner – Saffy’s grandmother, Rose, whose Alzheimer’s clouds her memory.
But it is clear she remembers something . . .
What happened thirty years ago?
What part did her grandmother play?
And is Saffy now in danger? . . .
What do you think – does this book appeal to you too?
8 thoughts on “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56: The Couple at No. 9 by Claire Douglas”
Oooh this sound intriguing! I’d hate to find corpses under my patio, but I would love to read about it. I also like that the book seems to hop between different timelines, which is always intriguing. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂
Juli @ A Universe in Words
Oh yes! This one definitely appeals to me. I haven’t read anything by Clair Douglas before, but I will take a look at her work. Thanks for sharing!
Have a good weekend!
Oh, this really does sound intriguing! I do like books that feature older ‘cold’ cases, Margaret, and this sounds like a suspenseful plot. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
This book is going on my list! Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW”
I would totally read this…
Here is my link:
I’ve seen a lot of mysteries/thrillers today. The Couple at No. 9 sounds good too. Have a great weekend!
I hope you’re enjoying it. Happy weekend!
Lauren @ Always Me
I’m curious for more! Happy weekend!
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