Friday, January 18, 2019

Book Beginnings: The Water Tower Club

The Water Tower Club, by B.K. Mayo (Fir Valley Press; January 15, 2019). New mystery novel from the author of Tamara's Child. These are the book's first lines:

You see it all the time on the news. The shaking heads. The startled looks. The stammered declaration: "I just can't believe it." What they can't believe is that their next-door neighbor, the unassuming Mr Wouldn't-Hurt-a-Fly, is a serial killer.

About the Book:
The day after graduating from high school, Darryl Coombs fled his hometown of Grotin, Kansas, hoping to put the memories of his nightmarish childhood behind him forever. Now, ten years later, his sister’s arrest on a charge of attempted murder has Darryl reluctantly returning to his childhood home. He is desperate to save his sister from prison, but his unwitting actions lead to deadly consequences that tear apart the fabric of a community and send him on a personal journey the end of which he could never have imagined.

Initial Thoughts:

Just started this one, but I've really enjoyed the bit I've read so far. Hope to finish it up later today — the weather here today is pretty yucky, so curling up with a good book is a very attractive prospect.

Happy reading, everyone! And have a lovely weekend.

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. Ah, yes, an often heard remark about that unassuming neighbor who wouldn't hurt anyone! Sounds like an interesting book.

    Here's mine: “THE LIAR’S ROOM”

  2. I guess that is what people thought of Ted Bundy. Serial killers , ugh. I'm highlighting quotes from Devotions

  3. This book seems interesting. Enjoy your current read!

  4. This sounds like a book I would enjoy.


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