Aug 3, 2018

The Guests on South Battery by Karen White

The Guests on South Battery (Tradd Street, #5)

What new books are you reading this weekend? 

The Guests on South Battery by Karen White
Publication Jan. 10, 2018, Berkley Books

Book beginning:
There is no escaping the dead. On the slender peninsula that is Charleston, we cannot help being surrounded by them, packed as they are into ancient cemeteries behind ornate iron fencing. Beneath our streets. And under our homes and parking garages. Land is at a premium here, and it was inevitable that over the course of time the living and the dead would inevitably rub elbows. Most residents of the Holy City are blissfully unaware of those residents who have passed on but whose names and homes we share and whose presence lingers still. Others, like me, are not so lucky. 

Wow! What an opening paragraph! Makes me want to read on, for sure.

Page 56:
She stopped and faced me. "I don't like old houses, and seeing this hasn't really changed my mind. I'm ready to list it as it is."

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22 comments:

Bev Bouwer said...

That beginning is creepy, and very good. I'd definitely read this one, thanks for sharing.

Harvee said...

Yes, that first para does grab me!

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds good. I've read the first book in this series and have a couple more on TBR mountain. Mine is from The Point by John Dixon - a science fiction thriller from my review stack. Happy reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've read most of the books in this series, but not yet this one. Must add it! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine, with a perfect title for your pick: “GHOSTED”

Breana M. said...

That beginning is so good! I like the writing and am now curious about the rest of the story.

fredamans said...

Creeptastic beginning! I'm in!! Happy weekend!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I'm with you. What a wonderful way to start a book. Enjoy! My Friday Quotes

Hallie said...

Happy Friday!

Ooh, how intriguing!

Hallie @ Book by Book

Harvee said...

I've read and enjoyed three of her other books!

Harvee said...

I liked the other books and have hopes for this one too.

Harvee said...

Yes, that opening does pull you in.

Harvee said...

Yeah! Happy weekend to you too, fredamans.

Harvee said...

Makes you curious!

Harvee said...

Eager to see the rest!

Roberta said...

The cover says "cozy" but that first paragraph is a little to much for me.

Yvonne said...

I do enjoy this author's books. It's on my wishlist. Looks great.

My Tuesday post is here.

Girl Who Reads said...

This reminds me of when I visited Charleston a few years ago and on the way to a restaurant we passed a tourist group doing a night tour and the guide was telling a ghost story about the nearby cementary. See what we are featuring at Girl Who Reads

Harvee said...

It will be interesting to see if it gets more "cozy" later on.

Harvee said...

Interesting plots.

Harvee said...

I guess Charleston is known for its famous ghosts and cemeteries!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Hope you enjoy it!

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Harvee said...

Always curious about Charleston, a city we stopped at for a few hours many years ago.

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