Good morning!  Welcome to our Friday memes, hosted by Katy (A Few More Pages), and Freda (The Friday 56).

For our Book Beginnings, we simply post one or two opening sentences, and then share our reactions to them

For Friday 56:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

Today, I’d like to share a book on my reading list that’s been on my stacks for awhile.  Thanks to some of my challenges (including my personal TBR challenge), it has now moved up on the list!

Straight Into Darkness, by Faye Kellerman, is a murder mystery.  It’s a tale about 1920s Munich, Germany, and a murdered young society wife.  The brutal crime is further twisted by the artful arrangement of the victim’s clothes and hair—a madman’s portrait of  death….

Beginning:  I paint because I am still able to do so.  Stiff and knobby, my fingers can bend just enough to grasp a brush and dip the boar bristles into puddles of reds:  crimson, ruby, garnet, cinnabar, rose, rust, magenta, vermilion, Venetian—the list seems endless—turning my wooden palette into the full tonal spectrum. (from the Prologue, New York – 2005)

Beginning:  Munich – 1929:  “Papa, it’s them again!”

The banging on the door accompanied by the panic in Joachim’s voice roused Berg to action.

I thought it might be important to present both time periods.  From the second one, we’re right in some kind of action…in the first, I suspect that our narrator is struggling to deal with horrible memories…


P. 56:  Berg said, “And you know that for certain, Herr Haaf?  That the baby did not belong to her husband?”

Uh-oh, I’m guessing we might have uncovered someone’s motive!


What tidbits are you sharing today?  I hope you’ll stop by and leave your links….

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