Thursday, June 18, 2015

Book Beginning: Olivay by Deborah Reed



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Those who saw it that morning never said a word about Will's long stride when he walked down the sidewalk, or the way his legs bowed slightly with every step.

-- Olivay by Deborah Reed. That's quite an enigmatic first sentence for a thrill-a-minute new novel. I know from the back cover that the title heroine is a widow who looks for comfort in the arms of a stranger named Henry, only to wake up to a terrorist attack on Los Angeles. So who is Will and how does he fit in?

I want to read the whole thing. Right. Now.

Reed wrote Carry Yourself Back to Me and Things We Set on Fire, two fine literary novels set in Florida farm country. She also wrote two wild-ride thrillers, A Small Fortune and Fortune's Deadly Descent, under her Audrey Braun pen name. In Olivay, Reed brings her her literary and storytelling skills together in one roller-coaster adventure.

I'm lucky enough to get a review copy of this one. Olivay is coming out on July 7 and is available for pre-order from Wallace Books (call 503-235-7350 to order a copy) or from amazon in kindle, paperback, or audio editions.

13 comments :

Elizabeth B said...

Bowed legs make me think he rides horses or motorcycles a lot.

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

You always manage to have a book I haven't heard of!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love the sound of this one!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm curious about Will and Henry, too! Sounds like a fascinating story. I'll watch for your review.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

Early ratings and reviews have been very positive for this book, with everyone saying that the storyline was much better than they had anticipated. I am still struggling to see how those first lines tie in with the book's premise, but this is one that I am definitely adding to my list!

Thanks for sharing and hosting BBOF. Enjoy the book :)

Yvonne

Stormi Johnson said...

Not heard of that one, but it sounds interesting.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I've heard of this one and it sounds great!

Katherine P said...

This sounds interesting! It's definitely not the first sentence I would expect from a thriller.

fredamans said...

Sounds like a man on a mission.

Anne Bennett said...

Wow. That opener is really a grabber as is the synopsis.

guiltless reader said...

I'm intrigued! That beginning really grabs me ... and I love love the cover!

Joanne P (Booklover Book Reviews) said...

Yes, someone's legs are an unusual thing to focus on in an opening, but it's certainly enough of a tease to make you want to figure out their relevance to the story. Enjoy!

marjma2014 said...

Sounds good opener, synopsis. Thanks for drawing it to my attention.

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