A long time ago in another country, I nearly killed a woman.
Mystery novelist Agatha Christie famously disappeared for eleven days back in 1926. Nina de Gramont's new novel The Christie Affair is historical fiction that centers around the unexplained disappearance, told from the point of view of the woman who was having an affair with Agatha's husband at the time. It's a tale of star-crossed lovers, heartbreak, revenge, and murder — a clever reimagining of one of the most talked-about unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century.
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.