Welcome to another Bookish Friday, in which we share excerpts from books…and connect with other bloggers who do the same.
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 to my shelves: Lie Beside Me, by Gytha Lodge.
I felt cold. Cold in the way of night sweats. In the way of a slow waking to damp sheets that stuck to my skin. It was like that time when I thought I had lymphoma but was, in fact, falling to pieces mentally instead.
I was aware, though, of a growing disconnect between Drunk Louise and me. I would occasionally be alarmed at things she’d done. Like the time she talked you into getting sexy in an office at your work Christmas party.
Louise wakes up. Her head aches, her mouth is dry, her memory is fuzzy—but she suspects she’s done something bad.
She rolls over toward her husband, Niall. The man who, until recently, made her feel loved.
But it’s not Niall lying beside her. In fact, she’s never seen this man before.
And he’s not breathing. . . .
As Louise desperately struggles to piece her memories back together, it’s clear to Jonah Sheens and his team that she is their prime suspect—though they soon find she’s not the only one with something to hide.
Did she do it? And, if not, can they catch the real killer before they strike again?
In this gripping novel, a young woman finds that trying to make sense of her life’s bad choices might prove the most dangerous reckoning there is.
Spooky, right? I can’t wait to see what will happen in this one!