BOOKISH FRIDAY: “THE SILENT WOMAN”

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 a new book on my shelf:  The Silent Woman, by Minka Kent.

Book Beginning:

Jade

I fan to the end of my drugstore paperback and read the last page first.

Surprises have never been my thing.  I’m here for the journey, every last titillating paragraph of it, but I need to know how it’s going to end first.

***

Friday 56:

She comes back a moment later, the magnum gripped tight in her manicured hand, and tops me off anyway.

***

Synopsis:

Newlywed Jade Westmore has finally found her forever in husband Wells, a charming, successful, and recently divorced architect—only there’s one caveat. Behind the gates of their elysian estate, hidden from street view in the caretaker’s cottage … lives Wells’ first wife, Sylvie.

Three years ago, the original Mrs. Westmore suffered an unfortunate accident—and hasn’t uttered a sound since. Not a physician, psychologist, or world-renowned specialist has been able to elicit so much as a word from the silent woman … until now.

On an ordinary Tuesday while Wells was away—despite instructions to never disturb the fragile woman—Jade visited her isolated predecessor bearing a peace offering: a bouquet of white lilies. Only she wasn’t expecting Sylvie to have something for her as well: a slip of torn notebook paper with a single word scrawled in shaky black ink.

That word? Run.

***

Would you keep reading?  I’m intrigued.

***

 

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11 thoughts on “BOOKISH FRIDAY: “THE SILENT WOMAN”

  1. Juli @ A Universe in Words

    Your beginning lines up perfectly with the Book Blogger Hop question today xD This sounds like a fascinating take on the Jane Eyre story, so I will definitely be checking it out! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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