Thursday, July 19, 2018

Book Beginning: Burying Leo by Helga Gruendler-Schierloh




Her right hand resting on the heavy brass handle, Ingrid Bassen shook her head and sighed.

-- Burying Leo by Helga Gruendler-Schierloh. After a sexual assault, Ingrid flees Germany, hoping to bury the trauma of her past and start a new life in America.

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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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the sound of this one!

Bev Bouwer said...

You can feel the heaviness in the opening lines. But I agree with Laurel-Rain, it sounds good. Thanks for hosting.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

I wonder whether the 'Leo' in question, is her husband or her attacker.

Similarly, is the opening line, before or after Ingrid's assault.

It sounds as though Ingrid has a very heavy heart as she either enters or leaves the room.

Intriguing 'First Lines' which set a mood, yet give nothing away.

Happy Reading :)


Shealea Jenice Iral said...

I love the cover. It sounds great! Happy reading!

Lisbeth The Content Reader Ekelof said...

Great opening promising a lot. A wonderful cover as well.

Yvonne said...

This sounds like it could be an emotional read. The intro grabs you right in.

Have a great weekend!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

That cover looks so cool and from that line I'd like to know more.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

I sense a good story after reading the first line.

Kathy Martin said...

Intriguing. Who's Leo? Why the sigh? This week I have Murder, She Reported by Peg Cochran - a nice historical mystery. Happy reading!

Sassy Brit said...

I love your book choices! This one is especially interesting. The cover and title alone make me curious.

Have a lovely weekend with a well-earned rest, and a few good books!! With your job, you deserve it :)

Luv Sassy x

Donna H said...

Love of the opening line. It conveys a lot of emotion. See what I'm featuring at Girl Who Reads

Nicki J Markus said...

Sounds like an emotional story. I hope you are enjoying it.

Tea said...

Running from the past, does it ever work? I like the plot of this one. I'm concentrating on the past and memories but not running. Acceptance.

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