BOOKISH FRIDAY: “NEVER COMING HOME”

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.

Today’s feature is one of my newest books:  Never Coming Home, by Hannah Mary McKinnon.

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Book Beginning:

(Sunday)

The steady noise from the antique French carriage clock on the mantelpiece had somehow amplified itself, a rhythmic tick-tick, tick-tick, which usually went unnoticed.  After I’d been sitting in the same position and holding my ailing mother-in-law’s hand for almost an hour, the incessant clicking had long wormed its way deep into my brain where it grated on my nerves, stirring up fantasies of hammers, bent copper coils, and shattered glass.

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Friday 56:

I knew technology, as great as it is in so many ways, could also be my downfall.  It’s everywhere—there are cameras all over the place, watching our every move.

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Synopsis: Lucas Forester didn’t hate his wife. Michelle was brilliant, sophisticated and beautiful. Sure, she had extravagant spending habits, that petty attitude, a total disregard for anyone below her status. But she also had a lot to offer. Most notably: wealth that only the one percent could comprehend.

For years, Lucas has been honing a flawless plan to inherit Michelle’s fortune. Unfortunately, it involves taking a hit out on her.

Every track is covered, no trace left behind, and now Lucas plays the grieving husband so well he deserves an award. But when a shocking photo and cryptic note show up on his doorstep, Lucas goes from hunter to prey. 

Someone is on to him. And they’re closing in.

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Would you keep reading?

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17 thoughts on “BOOKISH FRIDAY: “NEVER COMING HOME”

  1. Juli @ A Universe in Words

    Ooh this sounds very intriguing, I’d actually be interested in reading a thriller from the perspective of a narrator I already know is a killer! So often that is an unexpected twist at the end, but knowing it from the start means you can already be suspicious of everything! I hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy your books 🙂
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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