Friday 20 December 2013

Book Beginnings On Fridays (Naomi's Room)

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.


My book beginning is Naomi's Room by Jonathan Aycliffe 


I found them yesterday, quite by chance. The photographs. The ones we took at Christmas all those years ago. And the later ones, the photographs we took in Egypt. Memories of an entire winter. I had thought them lost or destroyed. Perhaps I had wanted it that way.


Book Blurb:

On Christmas Eve, four-year-old Naomi Hillenbrand disappears from her father's side in a crowded toy store; on Christmas Day, her mutilated body is discovered in a field. But a part of Naomi remains, unwilling or unable to leave this world. Ghostly photographs capture her playing with two other little girls dressed in Victorian garb while a sinister man in black them all.

Charles Hillenbrand is tormented by grief. When sinister whispers in the night begin to taunt him, he tries to uncover the evil truth behind Naomi's death. But long-buried secrets await him and threaten to take him beyond the brink of sanity, to a place where he could lose his very soul.


  1. This does sound good...but also disturbing.

    My Friday post:

  2. Ooh, very captivating...I don't usually read this kind of book, but I like the sound of it. Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

  3. Sounds very good, but sad.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    There is a free download of A Christmas Carol on my blog courtesy of Atria Books if you want to stop by.

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    My Book Beginnings

  4. Since I have a young granddaughter, I can't bring myself to read books where bad things happen to children. However, this sounds like a good story with plenty of tension. The beginning definitely grabbed me.
    My Book Beginnings/Friday 56 post features MAGGIE'S TURN.


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