Thursday, January 9, 2014

Book Beginning: The Last Dead Girl by Harry Dolan


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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They put me in a room with white tiles on the walls and a pair of long fluorescent lights glaring down from the ceiling.

-- The Last Dead Girl by Harry Dolan. 

The Last Dead Girl is the third book in Dolan's David Loogan series.  In the narrative chronology, it is a prequel to the first two books, Bad Things Happen (reviewed here) and Very Bad Men (reviewed here).  This is a terrific series!


  1. This one is on my list! I've heard good things about it.

  2. What a beginning!! Ok, I am back for the year :) Happy New Year, Gilion!

  3. Hi Gilion,

    A very belated Happy New Year to you and a big thank you for sticking with Book Beginnings for another year.

    It has taken me an age to post my link and write this comment, due to the amount of time I spent checking out this fantastic series and its brilliant author.

    Those opening lines alone would have had me hooked, as I love a good murder / mystery, but I just had to add all three books to my reading list.

    Thank you so much for this lovely feature post, without it the name of Harry Dolan might have remained unknown to me.

    Have a great weekend, hope you are not too snowed in and that things warm up a little very soon.


  4. That's a great opening to a book. I haven't heard of this series but will be sure to look out for it!
    Bits & Bobs

  5. I like the cover. Sounds pretty good and pretty scary. :)

    THANKS for sharing and hosting.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  6. This is the first time I have seen this series. Interesting beginning.

  7. This does sound like an intriguing series! I'll have to check it out when I get the chance. Have a great weekend and happy reading!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

  8. Those opening lines sound vaguely ominous. I think I've seen this book around but I'm not sure. Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

    Happy weekend! My Friday Book Memes

  9. That is an opening line for a thriller and I can 'see' the protagonist sitting in that room.


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