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
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My book beginning is The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood and it's out now as an eBook and will be published in paperback in June. I've only just started this and have been looking forward to reading it as I loved her first novel The Wicked Girls
He checks his watch and downs the last of his coffee. "Okay. Miss Cheryl should be done with her fag break. Let's take you down to her."
She follows him down to the interview rooms and he surreptitiously checks his reflection in the wired glass of a door as he passes it. DI Cheyne's a bit older than he usually goes for, but she's a good-looking woman. Slightly hard faced, but a life in the MET doesn't make for a lot of childlike innocence. Women who understand your unorthodox working hours are few and far between; attractive ones even fewer.
No. 23 has a secret. In
this gloomy, bedsit-riddled South London wreck, lorded over by a
lecherous landlord, a horrifying collection quietly waits to be
discovered. Yet all six residents have something to hide.
is on the run from her ex-boss; Cher is an underage children's home
escapee; lonely Thomas tries to make friends with his neighbours; while a
gorgeous Iranian asylum seeker and a 'quiet man' nobody sees try to
keep themselves hidden. And there for them all is Vesta, a woman who
knows everything that goes on in the house - or thought she did.
in the dead of night, a terrible accident pushes the six into an uneasy
alliance. But one of them is a killer, expertly hiding their pastime,
all the while closing in on their next victim...