Thursday, May 12, 2016

Book Beginning: Wrong Highway by Wendy Gordon


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.



Erica needed to buy milk and cheese sticks at the supermarket, though she couldn't recall whether she'd remembered the coupon for the cheese sticks.

Wrong Highway by Wendy Gordon. You know that's the kind of deceptively boring beginning that it going to turn upside down very fast. Erica's calm, suburban life is about to be jarred out of it's track by the arrival of a rebellious nephew.

Wrong Highway is Wendy Gordon's debut novel of adventure and family secrets and is available for pre-order until its June 15 release.


  1. I can't even ... such a gorgeous cover. I have no opinion about the story though. I'll wait to see what you think :) Have a great weekend, Gilion!

  2. Seconding on the great cover energy - definitely ties in with today's post on book aesthetics
    via Armchair BEA meme.

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. This sounds like a book with a lot of potential - sounds fun! And I completely empathize about the grocery store and remembering

  4. Sounds intense! I want to know more...

  5. Ha-ha. I think it is a funny and odd beginning. Is the book better than the opening line?

  6. I hope it picks up very quickly because that would get old fast!

  7. Not a gripping opening line,but definitely relatable, As you say, perhaps setting you up? Hope you enjoy.

  8. I can relate to the BB. Even when I plan carefully I manage to forget some. I'd love for your reads to check out mine at ...

  9. I always like this kind of beginning in thriller type stories. A little bit of normalcy before everything goes horribly wrong!

  10. Love the cover.

    Sounds like me going to the store. I always forget my coupons.

    Doesn't sound like a thriller. :)

    ENJOY the book and your weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  11. Hi Gilion! Thanks for hosting the link-up!

    It seems like the book has a little bit of a slow start, maybe? But I figure it must have a purpose later in the book. Have a great weekend!

    Here's my Book Beginnings et al.

  12. Sounds like me at the store... lol

  13. That opening sounds like me lately!


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