Sep 9, 2021

Book Beginning: Hanging Falls, a mystery by Margaret Mizushima


Hanging Falls by Margaret Mizushima, August 10, 2021, Crooked Lane Books

Genre: mystery in a series, police procedural

Murder stalks the rugged Colorado high country--and sends officer Mattie Cobb on a quest to uncover the darkest secrets from her past (publisher)

Book beginning:

Friday morning, mid-July

A stitch in her side plagued Deputy Mattie Cobb as she jogged uphill, telling her that her level of anxiety and this form of exercise didn't mix. Running in the Colorado high country around Timber Creek had soothed her for years, but not today. Her mind kept jumping back to the one thing that made her so...well, she'd have to say frightened, excited, and nervous all at once. 

Page 56:

"In Colorado you can possess a small amount of marijuana for use in your own home, but it's against the law to smoke it in a national forest." Mattie recited the code, watching his face fall. 

Would you read on?

Memes: The Friday 56. Find any sentence that grabs you on page 56 of your book. Post it, and add your URL to Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader.


Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Not sure I'd select this book but I found that piece of information about not allowing the use of marijuana in National Parks pretty interesting. My quotes from The Night Watchman

Roberta Gibson said...

Because this looks like it reveals some of the main character's back story, maybe it would be better to start reading the series from the beginning? Or would it work okay as a stand alone?

Mark Baker said...

I've been curious to try this one. What did you think?

Juli Rahel said...

I always feel like walking and hiking really helps me when I feel anxious, but I don't think that would count if I was running. It would very much depend on if I were in a beautiful park, for example! I hope you enjoy this one and have a lovely weekend :)
Juli @ A Universe in Words

Elza Reads said...

I don't know this series, but it does sound interesting. I like K9 books. And there is obviously a passed mystery here. Guess we need to look for the first one in the series!

Elza Reads

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great excerpts that pulled me in and intrigue me. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE DOWNSTAIRS NEIGHBOR”

Tee said...

Haven't heard of this series, but I will check it out

Here is my link:

Harvee said...

All the books in a series are written to be read as stand alone, but it doesn't hurt to read the others too in sequence, if you are dedicated to the characters and the series.

fredamans said...

Very intriguing snippets!! Happy weekend!

Cindy said...

The cover is interesting and I enjoy a good mystery. Happy reading!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I hope you're enjoying it!

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