4-30-curlupandread-001-framed-book-beginnings2friday 56

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 spotlighted book is a suspense novel from a favorite author:  Justice for Sara, by Erica Spindler.





Beginning:  Liberty, Louisiana, Monday, June 3, 2013: 10:00 a.m.

Katherine McCall stood at the broken front gate and stared at the words that had been spray-painted in black across the yellow clapboard siding.  Simple.  Ugly.  A warning.

We know u did it


56:  Tuesday, June 4

1:00 p.m.

Kat wanted to talk to Ryan before Luke did, so she headed directly there from the police department.  R & B Imports wasn’t the small-scale operation she had expected, but a big, impressively slick one, from the contemporary leather seating in the waiting room to the complimentary beverage center, complete with an espresso machine.


Blurb:  When seventeen-year-old Katherine McCall awakened one morning to find her beloved sister, Sara, brutally murdered, her whole life changed in the blink of an eye. Kat was named the prime suspect and, on a string of circumstantial evidence, charged and tried. While the jury found her innocent, not everyone else agreed, and her only choice was to go into hiding. But she carried a dark secret with her, one that made her worry she might actually have had something to do with Sara’s death . . .

Now, years later, Kat is still haunted by her sister’s unsolved murder and continues to receive chilling anonymous letters, but she has tried to move on with her life. Until, on the tenth anniversary of Sara’s death, she receives a letter that makes the past impossible to ignore: “What about justice for Sara?” What about justice for Sara? And for herself? Kat realizes that going back to Liberty, Louisiana, might be the only way to move forward and find some peace. And there’s a killer out there who was never caught.

But the town she’s come back to is hardly different from the one she left. The secrets and suspicions still run deep. Kat has an ally in Detective Luke Tanner, son of the former Liberty police chief, but he may be her only one. With plenty of enemies, no one to trust and a killer determined to keep a dark secret buried, Kat must decide if justice is worth fighting—and dying—for.


So far, I’m loving this one from the best-selling Erica Spindler.  What are you sharing today?


  1. Hi Laurel-Rain,

    To be found innocent by a jury, but then hounded and persecuted by those who still think otherwise, must be a terrible feeling … Or at least that’s what I thought until the synopsis mentions that Kat herself has doubts about her innocence.

    I have one of Erica’s first books on my shelves, although I have never read it. This one sounds like a real page-turner though and a definite for my reading list.

    I hope that you enjoy it and thanks for sharing,



    1. I still haven’t figured out “who done it,” but then, I’m only a third of the way through it. However, this makes for very interesting reading. Thanks for stopping by, Yvonne, and enjoy your reading.


    1. I like how the story reveals the character at different phases of her life…it is possible that a teenager would do something that she might forget….but I’m leaning toward someone else, and a big cover-up. Thanks for visiting, Vonnie, and enjoy your weekend.


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