Feb 13, 2015

Book Beginnings: ONE OF US by Tawni O'Dell

The Friday 56: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. *Post it. *Add your (url) post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginnings at Rose City Reader.

One of Us by Tawni O'Dell, published August 14, 2014; Gallery Books. Genre: psychological mystery

Book beginning:
A Memory - Danny
"Come quick before he starts looking for you," my grandpa hissed.in a frantic whisper below my bedroom window, where he stood on an overturned wheelbarrow with outstretched arms while my father roared drunkenly downstairs.
Page 56:
Since her release from prison almost twenty years ago, my mom has lived off and on with Tommy, but he can't make her stay wit him and I can't make her stay with me either and I wouldn't want to attempt it.
Book description:
Dr. Sheridan Doyle, a  forensic psychologist, is the go-to shrink for the Philadelphia District Attorney's office but beneath his Armani pinstripes, he's still Danny Doyle, the awkward, terrified, bullied boy from a blue-collar mining family, plagued by panic attacks and haunted by the tragic death of his little sister and mental unraveling of his mother years ago.

Returning to his hometown in Pennsylvania coal mining country, Danny finds a dead body at the infamous Lost Creek gallows where a band of rebellious Irish miners was once executed. Strangely, the body is connected to the wealthy family responsible for the miners' deaths. Teaming up with veteran detective Rafe, Danny, in pursuit of a killer, comes dangerously close to startling truths about his family, his past, and himself.

Would you read on, based on the excerpts? 


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love the sound of this one...thanks for sharing.

Here's mine: “WIFE-IN-LAW”

Kathy Martin said...

This one does sound like something I would enjoy. Happy reading!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Wow. Super complicated-sounding plot. I loved O'Dell's FRAGILE BEASTS. Did you read it? How do they compare? Let me know. Thanks. Anne@My Head is Full of Books

Katherine P said...

This sounds so good! I went on and added this to my GoodReads shelf. I love the sounds of this and the excerpts are great. Thanks for sharing!

Suko said...

Harvee, this sounds truly engaging; thanks for sharing a "56" and the beginning of this book!

Stormi said...

This one sounds like a good one. :)

Thanks for sharing,
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Elizabeth said...

Sneaking out the window and having Grandpa save you. That is fun even though what was happening in her house.

I definitely would read it since a dead body is involved. :) Sounds quite good.

Thanks for sharing. ENJOY!!

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Unknown said...

This sounds intense and emotional. I'm already intrigued and would love to read it.
My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/02/13/the-friday-56-52-my-pet-yeti/

Brian Joseph said...

I really like those passages. The character described in the synopses also sounds really interesting. I would defiantly keep reading this.

The Bookworm said...

This does sound intense, I'd keep reading.

fredamans said...

Heart-wrenching beginning! You just know what's coming! The 56 too. Sounds powerful.
Happy weekend! <3

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

So weird to get sent to your old site on the link up. Hmmm

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