Friday, May 09, 2014

Book Beginnings: Love Story, with Murders

Just started this one -- Love Story, with Murders, by Harry Bingham. It's a Library Thing Early Reviewer book from a few months back, so I need to read it quickly and get a review posted. These are the opening lines:
Cardiff Prison. September 2010.
Penry opens his hands in what's meant to be a spreading gesture, only they never get more than about eight inches apart. It's as though the ghosts of his handcuffs are still there.
Initial Thoughts:  Well, it's not exactly a riveting start. But I've been looking for books with a Welsh connection, and this one is set in Cardiff. It's a little grittier than the whodunnits I generally read -- begins with a severed leg found in someone's freezer. One of those books you don't want to be reading near mealtimes. But so far, I'm enjoying it.

Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays. As she says, the idea is to post the first sentence (or so) of the book you're currently reading, along with any first impressions or thoughts you have about the book, the author, etc.  It's a wonderful way of adding new books to your must-read list, and a chance to connect with other readers and bloggers.


  1. Penry sounds like an interesting character. The description of him spreading his hands only eight inches is great! I'm curious about who he is welcoming and why, but I'm not sure I'd enjoy a gory book.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: MOVING IN.

  2. I actually loved this book...hope you do, too. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: LANDLINE

    1. I have lost track of what I've gotten from Library Thing and Amazon Vine. :(

  3. This is an author I'd like to try one day. It's an interesting opening that would make me read on. I hope you continue to enjoy it :) Lindsay


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