Jul 13, 2017

Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman: Book Beginning

Memes: The Friday 56. Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% of your eReader. Find any sentence that grabs you. Post it, and add your URL post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader.



Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman, February 14, 2017, William Morrow, a modern day twist of To Kill a Mockingbird. 

Book beginning:
When my brother was eighteen, he broke his arm in an accident that ended in another young man's death. I wish I could tell you that we mourned the boy who died, but we did not. He was the one with murder in his heart and, sure enough, death found him that night. Funny how that works. 

It happened at the lake. Wilde Lake....

Page 56:
Summer, usually our dullest season, flew after we met Noel. 

I plan to read the book late summer, when this takes place! By the way, it's on Stephen King's list of books to read this summer! See his list of new book recommendations. 

22 comments:

Bev Bouwer said...

This looks great. And Stephen King has great lists, so it can't be bad. I'm reading Midwinter by Fiona Melrose.

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

What an odd, intriguing opening...He had murder in his heart. What does that mean? My Friday Quotes

Breana M. said...

This sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for mentioning it.

Brian Joseph said...

That book opening sounds very intriguing.

It makes me want to know more about the book. Though it is only a few sentences, I like the way the situation is presented in such an odd way,

Sassy Brit @ Alternative-Read.com said...

I'm intriuged, especially as it's on Stephen Kings TBR pile. Fickle I know. LOL Where can I find out what else he has on his list?

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Lauren Stoolfire said...

I've been told many times that I need to try Lippman. One of these days! :)

sherry fundin said...

I love Laura and will grab any book I see by her.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds good. I hope it grabs you when you get to read it. This week I have an urban fantasy - Midnight Curse by Melissa F. Olson. Happy reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

For a minute I thought Lippman had a new book out...but your Wilde Lake just has a different cover from mine. Loved it! I definitely hope she publishes another one soon.

Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “AFTER ANNA”

eli @ the (book) supplier said...

Wow. I was not expecting the end of your book beginning - not mourning a kid who died, who also had murder in his heart. I'm intrigued.

eli @ the (book) supplier
My Friday 56

Harvee said...

I like that King endorsed it, yes!

Harvee said...

I am eager to find out too!

Harvee said...

Hope you get to it soon, too!

Harvee said...

The opening sounds intriguing, promising, I agree.

Harvee said...

Here is the list, Sassy Brit!
https://media.bookbub.com/blog/2017/02/28/new-books-recommended-by-stephen-king/

Harvee said...

Hope you get to try the books!

Harvee said...

She is certainly popular!

Harvee said...

Enjoy the urban fantasy!

Harvee said...

I know how confusing that can be to have books have different covers!

Harvee said...

The opening lines do pull you in!

fredamans said...

Karma is a bitch, as they say... love that beginning! Sounds like an edge-of-your-seat kind of read! Happy weekend!

Katherine P said...

This one has been on my TBR for awhile and I love that beginning. It definitely has me wondering what exactly happened in that accident!

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