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 one of my newest books:  Last Girl Ghosted, by Lisa Unger.


Book Beginnings:

(Prologue – Mia)

Mia Thorpe drove, the road ahead of her long and twisting.  Dark.  She’d been driving on and off for two days, was stiff and bleary-eyed from the trip.  She’d stopped last night at a motel for a fitful sleep, half-waiting for word from Raife that didn’t come.


Friday 56:

That picture of you.  So far, I haven’t admitted that I know you.  In fact, I haven’t said much at all.



She met him through a dating app. An intriguing picture on a screen, a date at a downtown bar. What she thought might be just a quick hookup quickly became much more. She fell for him—hard. It happens sometimes, a powerful connection with a perfect stranger takes you by surprise. Could it be love?

But then, just as things were getting real, he stood her up. Then he disappeared—profiles deleted, phone disconnected. She was ghosted.

Maybe it was her fault. She shared too much, too fast. But isn’t that always what women think—that they’re the ones to blame? Soon she learns there were others. Girls who thought they were in love. Girls who later went missing. She had been looking for a connection, but now she’s looking for answers. Chasing a digital trail into his dark past—and hers—she finds herself on a dangerous hunt. And she’s not sure whether she’s the predator—or the prey.


Would you keep reading?  I can’t wait to start!



  1. Juli @ A Universe in Words

    I was already intrigued by this novel but those quotes have just whetted my appetite even more! While I’m terrible at Tinder and therefore never on it, this is exactly the kind of thing you’d hope wouldn’t happen, meeting a potential murder… Thanks for sharing and having a lovely weekend 🙂
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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