Thursday, June 29, 2017

Book Beginning: Tangier by Stephen Holgate




Then the ship broke the fog, and he could see Tangier on the horizon, its ancient medina glowing white in he autumn sun.

Tangier by Stephen Holgate. This opener finds Christopher Chafee running away from his own problems, in search of the father he though had died in a Vichy prison during WWII.

It's part modern-day thriller, part WWII spy novel -- the perfect summer read!

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.



  1. I've always wanted to visit Tangiers, it is one of those destinations that feels so distant and mysterious that I can't help but love it. I also like this beginning, it drops you right into the narrative and the character's feelings. Thanks for hosting, I've really missed joining in on this meme every week! I hope you have an amazing weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  2. Hi Gilion,

    Love the setting, cover art and premise of your book this week. It is definitely one for my own list.

    By sheer coincidence, my own book is set in a sunny place (Gibraltar) and has two parallel stories coming together, one of which is set during World War Two.

    Also, mine features a defence lawyer and yours a Washington power broker!

    It will be interesting to track both these books and see how their individual stories develop.

    Thanks for sharing and hosting BBOF :)


  3. I like the toing and froing that goes on in two time frames! this sounds very good.

  4. This sounds good and I do like the WWII setting.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Happy reading and have a great weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  6. I like the sound of this a lot! Great choice! Thanks for sharing. Adding to my endless reading list:)

  7. Hi Gilion!

    This book cover looks great, really stands out 3Dish. Sounds like a great choice!

    Here is mine:

    Happy Reading!

    Luv Sassy

  8. How is this book not on my TBR already? It looks like something I'd love. I'm fixing that now. Thanks for sharing.

  9. It's been some time since I've joined in for Book Beginnings. I miss participating. I must join in soon.


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