BOOKISH FRIDAY: “THE COUPLE AT NO. 9”

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:  The Couple at No. 9, by Claire Douglas.

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Beginning:

(Saffy)

April 2018

I’m in the front garden, pulling at weeds that spill out from the borders of the driveway, like gigantic spiders, when I hear yells.  Deep and guttural.

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Friday 56:

Tom announces he’s going to walk Snowy around the block to give them time to catch up and disappears out of the front door.  Why does she have the feeling he can’t wait to get away?

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Synopsis:  When Saffron Cutler and boyfriend Tom move into 9 Skelton Place, they didn’t expect to find this.

Two bodies, buried under the patio over thirty years ago.

When the police launch a murder investigation, they ask to speak to the cottage’s former owner – Saffy’s grandmother, Rose, whose Alzheimer’s clouds her memory.

But it is clear she remembers something . . .

What happened thirty years ago?
What part did her grandmother play?
And is Saffy now in danger? . . .

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Would you keep reading?

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