Thursday, March 31, 2016

Book Beginning: Payment in Blood


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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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



Gowan Kilbride, aged sixteen, had never been much for early rising.

-- Payment in Blood by Elizabeth George. That's not much of a first sentence. It picks up from there.

This is the second book in her Inspector Lynley series. I'm reading it for the Vintage Mystery Challenge.


guiltless reader said...

I don't know what to think with a beginning like that. I hope it gets better :)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have been meaning to read this author. Thanks for sharing.

fredamans said...

Sounds like me at 16 too... lol

Bev Bouwer said...

One of my very good friends keeps recommending Elizabeth George to me. I will have to start - this series looks like a good place to begin.

Whitney Behr said...

The opening sentence isn't much to write home about by the plot sounds very interesting, I hope you are enjoying it!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Sounds like me most days, when I work late nights...

Anne Bennett said...

Yes, I'd say that first sentence is not much of a teaser.


Sherry Fundin said...

The title is a good teaser though.
sherry @ fundinmental <a href="”> Friday Memes</a>

Terra Hangen said...

Not an exciting first sentence. My choice on my blog is Vendetta by Michael Dibdin.

Elizabeth said...

I will have to try another Elizabeth George book.

I wasn't too thrilled with one I read a long time ago.

Thanks for sharing.

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Maria said...

I don't know if I've ever read anything by Elizabeth George....I'll have to check. It's an okay beginning for a mystery though.

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