Theme Thursday is a weekly event hosted by Reading Between the Pages. Each Thursday, a theme is posted for that week. Participants select a conversation, snippet, or sentence from whatever book they're reading and post it for everyone to read. It's a great way to discover new books and authors, so here goes.
This week's theme is Food, and my offering is from The Solitary House, by Lynn Shepherd. The excerpt is from page 15 of the advance reader's edition. (Please remember that this quote may be different in the published edition.) I'm not sure that this is the very first reference to food in the book (this month's themes are supposed to be "pick what you see first"), but it's the first one that jumped out at me.
There's a snort and Charles looks round to see Wheeler staring down into the gaping grave, a half-eaten apple in his hand.