Friday 14 March 2014

Book Beginnings On Fridays (Just What Kind Of Mother Are You?)

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.


Just What Kind Of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly:


He arrives with time to spare. Reverse-parking, he gets out and the cold hits him. Slapping him hard in the face and stinging his skin. He smells good. Expensive.


Just What Kind of Mother Are You?  


Book Description:


She's gone and it's your fault. You were supposed to be watching your best friend's 13-year-old daughter, and now she's missing.

But you know she's not just missing - she's been taken. Because Lucinda is the second girl to be abducted within a fortnight. And the first was found on a busy high street, naked and severely traumatised. No one expects the next to be so lucky.

You're going to have to figure this out - who did it. Because if you don't, then Lucinda will be next. And you'll never forgive yourself.


  1. Oh wow, this sounds pretty intense. I loved the description of the cold hitting the dude in the the Beginning! The cold can be a slap in the face, especially when you've just woken up! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have an amazing weekend!
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  2. The opening drew me in and made me wonder where the story is taking place. I like the author's use of the senses in the description--his "expensive" smell and the smack of cold.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: WEB OF TYRANNY.

  3. Sounds great! And I like the title and the cover. Thanks for sharing this one with BBOF!


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