Friday, 21 February 2014

Book Beginnings On Fridays (This Dark Road To Mercy)

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 This Dark Road To Mercy by Wiley Cash

 

Wade disappeared on us when I was nine years old, and then he showed up out of nowhere the year I turned twelve. By then I'd spent nearly three years listening to Mom blame him for everything from the lights getting turned off to me and Ruby not having new shoes to wear to school, and by the time he came back I'd already decided that he was the loser she'd always said he was. But it turns out he was more than that. He was also a thief, and if I'd known what kind of people were looking for him I never would've let him take me and my little sister out of Gastonia, North Carolina, in the first place.

   

Book Description:

When their mother dies unexpectedly, twelve-year-old Easter and her six-year-old sister Ruby are shuffled into the foster care system in Gastonia, North Carolina, a town not far from the Appalachian mountains. But just as they settle into their new life, their errant father, Wade, an ex-minor league baseball player whom they haven't seen in years, suddenly appears and wants to spend more time with them. Unfortunately, Wade has signed away legal rights to his daughters, and the only way he can get Easter and Ruby back is to steal them away in the middle of the night.

Brady Weller, the girls' court-appointed guardian, begins looking for Wade, and he quickly turns up unsettling information linking Wade to a recent armored car heist, one with a whopping $14.5 million missing. But Brady Weller isn't the only one hunting the desperate father. Robert Pruitt, a shady and mercurial man nursing a years-old vendetta, is also determined to find Wade and claim his due.
 

7 comments:

  1. I like the beginning and the premise. I am gonna watch out for this...

    Here is my post!

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  2. This sounds like my kind of book, and I love the title. My Friday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/02/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings_21.html

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  3. Oh, this is my kind of story! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY FRIDAY POST

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  5. Sounds like there's a lot of drama in this story. Is it told in Easter's point of view?
    Here's the link to my Friday post: CAKE.
    (I had to remove my earlier comment because I totally messed it up. Sorry.)


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    1. Hi Sandra, the story is told from different points of view and Easter's is one of them :)

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  6. I LOVED this book. It is reviewed on my blog...no spoilers. THANKS for the reminder about it.

    ENJOY!!

    I am including an entire review and giveaway for my book beginning since I haven't read anything new for the past two weeks. :)

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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