FRIDAY SPARKS: BOOK BEGINNINGS & THE FRIDAY 56 – THE EDGE OF NORMAL

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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 I’m spotlighting an ARC from Amazon Vine called The Edge of Normal, by Carla Norton.

 

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Beginning:  (Prologue) Seattle, Washington, Six Years Earlier

Her name had been out of the headlines so long that he was sure no one was searching for her when he fit the key into the lock for the last time.  The door swung wide on its hinges, but he felt no need to secure it behind him.  The steps groaned beneath his weight as he descended into the basement and ordered her to stand and face the wall.

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56:  Reeve studies the tall young man, wondering—as she often does when meeting someone new—whether he knows who she is and what happened to her.

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Amazon Description:  In many ways, Reeve LeClaire looks like a typical twenty-two year old girl. She’s finally landed her own apartment, she waitresses to pay the bills, and she wishes she wasn’t so nervous around new people. She thinks of herself as agile, not skittish. As serious, not grim. But Reeve is anything but normal.

Ten years ago, she was kidnapped and held captive. After a lucky escape, she’s spent the last six years trying to rebuild her life, a recovery thanks in large part to her indispensable therapist Dr. Ezra Lerner. But when he asks her to help another girl rescued from a similar situation, Reeve realizes she may not simply need to mentor this young victim—she may be the only one who can protect her from a cunning predator who is still out there, watching every move.

From the author of the #1 non-fiction bestseller Perfect Victim: The True Story of the Girl in the Box comes a novel that draws you into a chilling and engrossing world. With masterful plot twists and shifting points of view that make it as irresistible as Gone Girl, Carla Norton’s The Edge of Normal is a stunning debut thriller.

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I am very eager to dive into this one.   What are you spotlighting today?

 

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