Friday, August 01, 2014

Book Beginnings: The Good Suicides

This week I'm reading The Good Suicides, a thriller by Spanish author Antonio Hill.  I was hoping to get this one finished in July, but it looks like it's going to be my first August read. These lines are from the book's Prologue (titled "A Normal Family"):
"They were a lovely couple," say the neighbors. "You didn't see him much, but he always seemed very well-mannered; he'd be friendly and say hello. She kept her distance a little more, perhaps . . . But she was certainly devoted to her daughter." "They had a beautiful baby," . . . Minutiae, of course. Insignificant details and banal commentaries that now, in light of the facts, are disturbing.

Initial Thoughts:  Nice suspenseful start. With the neighbors talking in the past tense, and since I know this is a thriller, I'm expecting the worst. Which is good.

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. Hope it's a good thriller! Haven't heard of this author before.

  2. I do love thrillers...they are impossible to put down. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. I'm suspecting the worst too! That's an intriguing way to open a book.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: A COLLIE RESCUE.

  4. I'm not familiar with this one. It sounds promising!

  5. Haven't heard of this one, but I like suspenseful reads ^_^

    My BB & 56

  6. I love the cover. I am a "cover lover." :)

    I like thrillers too. Sounds pretty good. I hope it is a good read for you.

    Have a great weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  7. The book sounds good but the title bothers me.


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