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Today I’ve grabbed a book from next week’s stack: an ARC of the Lisa Unger novel, Heartbroken.
About the Book:
Beginning (Prologue): Birdie Burke stood on the edge of the rock and watched the first light of morning color the sky a dusty rose. As she perched on the cold, slippery stone shore, the lake water lapped at her toes.
Beginning (Chapter One): The Blue Hen was bustling, and Emily had screwed up in at least three different ways since her shift began. She’d given one customer the wrong change. She’d given another the wrong order. And now, as some little kid ran out of the bathroom without looking, cutting her off as she moved down the narrow hallway from the kitchen to the dining area, she felt the tray of ice waters slipping from her hands.
Wow! Her day is just not getting any better! This opener grabbed my interest; so did the prologue, but in a different way. It hints of peace and endings, perhaps.
p. 56: “I have a right to buy my daughter gifts,” he’d said to Kate during this afternoon’s heated conversation. She was inadequate to the task of explaining why it was not okay to give Chelsea things that Kate would have made her wait for or earn.
While none of these snippets really hint at the suspense that is certainly part of this book, I can’t wait to read it. What are the rest of you sharing today? Come on by…..