Welcome to Book Beginnings on Fridays!
Every week here on Book Beginnings on Fridays, we get together to share the first sentence or so of our current read. Please share yours on your blog or other platform and leave a link below. If you participate on social media or just want to join in here, leave a comment letting us know where to find you or the opening lines you want to share.
Please use the hashtag #BookBeginnings so we can find each other.
You can find more details here.
MY BOOK BEGINNING
Even after his death, my father found ways to show his disapproval. He never told me the truth about his life, but he'd saved his biggest lie until he was dead.-- Hidden Falls by Keven Myers.
This new novel follows protagonist Michael Quinn back to Boston following the unexpected death of his father. Middle-aged, single, in a strained relationship with his own kid, and at the peak of a dead-end job in print journalism, Michael is on the brink of a classic mid-life crisis. What he gets instead is a real-life crisis when he discovers his father was involved with organized crime and Michael lands in the middle of a criminal conspiracy.
Kevin Myers is a former stand up comic and comedy writer. Hidden Falls is his first novel and looks like a lot of fun – a crime story with laughs and romance.
YOUR BOOK BEGINNING
I'm going to try a thumbnail linky this week - something new! If it doesn't work, we can switch back to regular. If you have problems, please leave your link in a comment and I will add it.
THE FRIDAY 56
There are other weekly blog events on Fridays. One I have been doing for quite a while is the Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice. It's a natural tie in with Book Beginnings. The idea is to post a two-sentence teaser from page 56 of your current read, or 56% of the way through the ebook or audiobook.
Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.
My Friday 56 teaser:
Tattooed flesh, unusual piercings, and hair dye once shocking to many was now just a standard uniform among Portland's youth – the look inspired no more attention that the tourists with their golf polos tucked into their khakis of the city workers wearing their keycard lanyards and defeated expressions.