Thursday, July 16, 2015

Book Beginning: You Know Your Way Home by Susan Jauchius


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"My God! Follow that car!" I shouted, pointing emphatically beyond the gravel parking lot to the road ahead.
My friend Debbi shook her head. "Uh, excuse me. You're the only one who can see it," she said with a bemused smile as she turned the car onto the deserted road.

-- You Know Your Way Home by Suzanne Jauchius

This is such a terrific opening, it needed more than my usual one sentence! Suzanne Jauchius is a professional psychic and her memoir opens with a description of working on a 1989 child abduction case.

I'm as skeptical as anyone when it comes to psychics, but I heard Susan speak at a recent Bloom Book Lunch & Thrive event here in Portland and she has a really interesting life story. Her book is well written and reads like an adventure novel. I am completely sucked in!

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