Welcome to another Bookish Friday, in which we  share excerpts from books…and connect with other bloggers who do the same.

Let’s begin the celebration by sharing Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and let’s showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists! What a great way to spend a Friday!

Today’s feature is a new book: Unfollow Me, by Charlotte Duckworth.


Book Beginnings:  (December 2017)

It’s the best part of my day.  7:35 pm.  I sink on to the sofa, fish bowl of wine in hand, and reach for my laptop.  The coffee table is littered with relics from a rainy Sunday:  Archie’s latest work of art, his bright red cup—name scrawled on the side to stop his friend Tom from using it—a half-chewed breadstick and two lift-the-flap books in need of repair.  I push them to one side, and open the lid of my laptop.


Friday 56: (Lily)

“Let’s see what happens tonight,” Luke says, as we approach the steps up to the venue. “They haven’t announced anything about Violet not appearing, so maybe she’ll turn up and the mystery will be solved.” (56 %).


Synopsis:  You can’t stop watching her.

Violet Young is a hugely popular journalist-turned-mummy-influencer, with three children, a successful husband and a million subscribers on YouTube who tune in daily to watch her everyday life unfold.

Until the day she’s no longer there.

But one day she disappears from the online world – her entire social media presence deleted overnight, with no explanation. Has she simply decided that baring her life to all online is no longer a good idea, or has something more sinister happened to Violet?

But do you really know who Violet is?

Her fans are obsessed with finding out the truth, but their search quickly reveals a web of lies, betrayal, and shocking consequences…


Do you want to keep reading?  I know that I do.



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