FRIDAY SPARKS: BOOK BEGINNINGS & THE FRIDAY 56 — KIND OF CRUEL — MAY 31

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Welcome to some bookish fun today as we share Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and as we showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

If you have been wanting to participate, but haven’t yet tried, now is the time!

What better way to spend a Friday?

Today’s feature is an ARC of Kind of Cruel, by Sophie Hannah.

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Beginning:  Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Amber:  Look:  there is nothing special about this place.  Look at the gaps between the bricks in the gateposts, where the pointing has fallen out.  Look at the ugly UPVC window frames.  This is not a place where miracles happen.

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56:  The notebook wouldn’t stay open at first.  Simon had to bend the covers right back.  “You all know Charlie’s handwriting,” he said.  “Those of you who can be bothered to look can see it’s her writing.”

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Amazon Blurb:  “Kind, cruel, kind of cruel.” Amber thinks it’s just nonsense, a side effect of being hypnotized for the first time. But when she’s arrested for a brutal murder two hours later, those four words are the key to clearing her name… if only she could remember where she’d seen them.

Amber Hewerdine suffers from chronic insomnia. As a last resort, she visits a hypnotherapist, doubtful that anything will really change. Under hypnosis, Amber hears herself saying, “Kind, cruel, kind of cruel.” The words awaken a vague memory, but she dismisses the whole episode as nonsense. Two hours later, however, Amber is arrested for the brutal murder of a woman she’s never heard of, and the only way she can clear her name is by remembering exactly where she’s seen those words.

Kind of Cruel
is the latest page-turner in Hannah’s Zailer and Waterhouse mystery series, and will enthrall Hannah’s ever-growing readership.
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I love this series!  Can’t wait to dive in….what are you spotlighting today?
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14 thoughts on “FRIDAY SPARKS: BOOK BEGINNINGS & THE FRIDAY 56 — KIND OF CRUEL — MAY 31

  1. AO Bibliophile

    great and intriguing snippets there Laurel-Rain! i have something to add to my TBR again. thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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