Friday, April 5, 2013

Book Beginnings: Through a Yellow Wood

Please join me every Friday to 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. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.

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Another April.

A year since I returned to Hemlock Lake in a vain attempt to disrupt the agenda of destruction and death set by a man once my friend.

-- Through a Yellow Wood by Carolyn J. Rose.  This mystery is the sequel to Hemlock Lake, both set in the Catskill Mountains and both featuring Dan Stone. The opening sentence makes me want to read the first one too, although this one does just fine as a stand-alone.

Rose is half of a prolific writing duo based in the Pacific Northwest.  Rose and Mike Nettleton have written a number of mysteries together, many set on the Oregon coast, some in the Catskill Mountains where Carolyn grew up.  They also blog together at Deadly Duo Duh.

Among her other writing adventures, Rose will be presenting a workshop on the elements of mystery at the Wordcatcher conference in Kalama, Washington on Saturday, April 20. Click the link for details or to sign up for the conference.


  1. I love a good mystery and this one begins with punch. I think I need to check out Hemlock Lake first though. I look forward to reading your thoughts on this one. Have a great weekend!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  2. Oh wow, that definitely sets the tone! You can't help but wonder at the friend and his desire to cause havoc! Thanks for hosting!

    I'd love for you to join my giveaway of 'Arabella's Shadows', all you have to do is leave your name and email address in a comment!
    Join my Giveaway on my Friday post!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. I've read this author, so this one is going on my list! Thanks!

  4. I like the way this mystery begins. I'll have to add it to my wishlist. Happy reading!

  5. I really like the way this book begins and I agree that it makes me want to read the first one to find out what happened. Adding this to my GR wish list

  6. That really sounds ominous... Like it when novels start strong.

  7. Thanks for featuring Through a Yellow Wood. I hope those of you who "take it home" find it lives up to the beginning.

  8. Very intriguing beginning!

  9. Sounds very interesting. I love your blog. So many interesting reading activities. Needless to say, I am a new follower. (I am # 17 on your list)

    My new book starts like this: Gentelmen: Your ad in the Saturday Review of Literature says that you specialize in out-of-print books.

  10. This looks like a good one. Hope you're enjoying it.


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