Thursday, October 19, 2017

Book Beginnings: My Sister's Bones

My Sister's Bones, by Nuala Ellwood (William Morrow, July 2017). These are the first lines from the book's Prologue:
She is safe now. Free from her demons. Her final resting place is still and tranquil, a little watery pocket of calm.
About the Book:
"Kate Rafter is a high-flying war reporter. She's the strong one. The one who escaped their father. Her sister Sally didn't. Instead, she drinks. 
But when their mother dies, Kate is forced to return to the old family home. And on her very first night she is woken by a terrifying scream. At first she tells herself it's just a nightmare, a legacy of her time in Syria. 
But then she hears it again. And this time she knows she's not imagining it... 
What secret is lurking in her mother's garden? And can Kate get to the truth... before she loses her mind?"
Initial Thoughts:

Well, my first thought is that it's a bit of a depressing beginning. Not exactly frightening, just sort of unsettling. But I think I like that. And I think this should be a good read for this time of year. It was actually supposed to be a summer read, since I've had this book (from Library Thing) for several months now. I have really, really fallen behind in my reading for this year. Gotta get back on track, and I'm hoping this one will help me do that.

Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Friday.  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. This book should help you get back on track - it looks really good. I hope you enjoy it, and have a great weekend.

    I'm featuring Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey today.

  2. What a thrilling opening. I would read on.

  3. I loved this book! But your cover is totally different! I like ours better. :)

    I'm reading An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir - Here's the link:

    Happy Friday!

  4. I am curious what is lurking in the garden. Is it good? Bad?
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  5. Ooh, gloomy!

  6. I agree the beginning is definitely unsettling but the blurb really caught my attention. Sounds like a good read! I'm also glad to know that I'm not the only one who is incredibly behind on reading!

  7. Yes, the opening lines are a bit depressing, but then the intensity comes when we read the blurb. Sounds good! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  8. It definitely sounds like a book to read in the october-november period.


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