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Friday, May 1, 2020

Friday Memes: The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea

I'm participating in two Friday book memes, Book Beginnings On Fridays, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice.

Every Friday, 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.

For the Friday 56, grab a book, any book. Turn to Page 56, or 56% on your ereader. If you have to improvise, that's okay. Find a snippet, short and sweet. Post it, and add the url to your post at the link here.

I downloaded this mystery for review recently. The blurb was intriguing and I liked a previous book by this author.

Journal Entry: THE TRACKS

I killed my brother with a penny. Simple, benign, and perfectly believable.


The quote is from 56%  in the egalley.

One of the chemicals needed to be heated to a boil, and once each group had their flasks set over the Bunsen burners, Mr. Gorman put everyone on a ten-minute watch, where they would monitor the boiling point by tracking the thermometer's progress.

Click on cover to go to the Goodreads page.

What book are you embarking on? Please share in the comments.

32 comments:

  1. No! I need more than that!! My Post: https://ignorantsouthafrican.wordpress.com/2020/05/01/funtastic-friday-book-beginnings-friday-56/

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  2. That opening line is a real attention grabber! Enjoy!

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  3. Now I am intrigued! I love the cover, too. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. It was the cover that first got my attention. Have a good weekend.

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  4. You pulled me in with that beginning... I'm like, 'how?' LOL
    Happy weekend, stay safe!

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    1. yeah, I need to keep reading and find out how. Have a good weekend!

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  5. That's some beginning. It really makes you want to know more.

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  6. Yikes! That title. And like the others, I need to know more about that penny thing. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine . . .https://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/2020/05/its-cozy-food-friday-that-means-its.html

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    1. We all need to know more about that penny thing!

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  7. I like Donlea...and this one sounds like a really good one. Happy reading!

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  8. Okay, that is a great opening line. I need to know more. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a nice weekend! :)

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  9. I plan to review this one on audio. I have enjoyed this author and this is the second about some of the same characters.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I didn't realize it was part if a series. I'll have to look that up. I hope we enjoy it!

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  10. Jumped over and read your review of Don't Believe It. Sounds really good. Now I'm to go dig up the first of this series so I can finish it before this one comes out in the summer. Thank you!

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  11. That is quite a beginning! I know I haven't read this author but this book is definitely on my radar.

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    1. It is quite an attention grabbing beginning. I hope the rest of the book lives up to it.

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  12. The comment at 56 is a reminder of HS science class - is that what is going on? And that first line!!! I hope it's a good read for you.

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    1. The book is set around a death at a school, according to the blurb. And that first line is a stunner!

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  13. Oh! That opening line got me curious!! A penny??
    Konna @ The Reading Armchair

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    1. That seems to be the general consensus. :)

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  14. I have to know how someone committed murder with only a penny. That's quite the start!

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